Steel angle (also known as angle iron), is one of the most commonly used steel structural shapes due to its 90° L-shape and useful mechanical properties. Angle iron can be manufactured in different steel and metal alloys, in both smaller bar sizes and larger L-shape sizes
Steel Angle Shape, Thickness, and Strength Considerations
- Angle iron thickness is dependent upon your project requirements
- Weight, force, and torsion should be considered when determining angle iron thickness
- Structural steel angle is strongest above the vertical section of the structural shape.
- The strength of the angle iron comes from the length of the L-shape
Angle iron is a versatile structural steel that can be used for a wide variety of industrial and commercial uses.