stainless steel I-beam Supplier
Clinton is a stainless steel I-beam distributor. These I-beams are available in the following alloy: 304L.
For complete pricing and stock information on our stainless steel I-beam products, please call 800-826-3370.
I-beams are standard metal beams with a wide flange that forms an “I” shape. First invented in 1849, they have great structural strength and are commonly used in construction and architecture. Clinton is a stainless steel I-beam producer, and we create I-beams using the 304 stainless steel alloy. Please call 1-800-826-3370 to speak with us about available stock, pricing, and shipping.
The design of the I-beam allows it to resist tremendous amounts of force. The vertical element, known as the web can absorb shear forces, while the flange portions of the beam withstand bending. This allows the I-beam to support large amounts of weight, and makes one of the most common building components in use today.
Stainless steel is a good choice for I-beams for a few different reasons. Stainless steel has a very high strength-to-weight ratio and high durability, which means that it can be used in places that other materials could not support. The material has a bright polish and pleasing appearance, allowing it to be used for decorative purposes or where it will be visible. Lastly, most stainless steel alloys are very resistant to corrosion and do not require maintenance, allowing them to be used for years on end.
304 stainless steel is an extremely useful and versatile alloy. This is a non-magnetic steel that cannot be heat-treated and must be cold-worked. It has a good balance of useful characteristics, including a high strength-to-weight ratio, good resistance to damage, good corrosion resistance, and good machinability. This allows the material to be used in a wide variety of situations. It can be welded under certain conditions, though it is generally not recommended for use in hot areas. Because of the 304 I-beam’s strength, it is most commonly seen in architecture and construction.