Steelco’s L-shaped steel angles are used as structural elements or in repairs and fabrication. It is one of the most commonly used shapes and is a product, which has two legs to form a 90-degree angle. Its range of applications are wide and can include trailer manufacturing, walkways, farming equipment, safety cages and anywhere where it is important to improve the structure’s stability. Hot rolled angle is available in equal leg (legs are the same length) or unequal leg (legs are different lengths). An Angle is measured first by the lengths of the legs and then their thickness.
Steel Angles are the most basic type of roll-formed steel. They are created by bending a single angle in a piece of steel. Angle Steel is ‘L’ shaped; they are at a 90 degrees angle and are the most common type of Steel Angle. The legs of the “L” can be equal or unequal in length. Steel angles are used for a range of purposes in a number of industries. Framing and creating framing systems is one of the most common uses for steel angles. However, steel angles are also used for reinforcement, brackets, trim and many other uses. The larger the steel angle, the more weight and stress it can bear.
Iron Angles are formed in a specific shape to be extremely stable and able to withstand excessive amounts of pressure and weight. Normally formed into an L-shape (always 90 degrees), iron angles are often used to frame or build walls, shelves, furniture, supporting structures and walls or shelves.
When used in the creation of furniture namely chairs, beds and tables iron angle is used to create the basic structure of the piece and other materials are used to finish it. This combination provides durability, strength and stability to withstand any type of use.
For containers, walls and shelves, that use iron angle, it helps to stabilize the entire structure. The structure will not bow, bend or break and is reinforced. It is easy to work with and can be bolted or welded together to create more stability.
The thickness of the iron angles are determined by the type of project it is suited for. Smaller pieces are used for jobs where the amount of pressure and weight will be minimal, while larger thicker pieces are utilized on walls and supporting beams of buildings that must constantly bear live and dead weight.