Steel angles are an intrinsic part of every architectural and engineering projects. They are made from a single piece of iron or steel bent to a particular angle, or from two pieces of steel attached together at a desired angle. The sides of the steel angles can be equal or unequal and the inner angle can be rounded or at 90 degrees.
Steel angles serve two major functions:
- Reinforcement and support
They are used for reinforcement of structures, from sky-scrappers to the corners of desks. This is done by bolting steel angles to the corners of any structure to hold components in place and to increase the structure’s stress bearing capacity. Steel angles can also bind various components together. They also come in a variety of brackets supporting heavy-duty shelving in warehouses, robust shelving in libraries, or the tiny, corner shelf supporting a work of art in the lounge.
Durable structures used to be made of cast iron, which had the drawback of being very brittle. The rapid development of train transport in the early 19th century resulted in the advent of steel. This supplied the construction and manufacturing industry with a much harder but flexible material with enormous tensile strength. Steel products are more durable than iron and, importantly, hold a sharp edge better.
Steel angles form the “skeletons” of large structures including factories, ships and transmission towers. They are also used in countless day-to-day domestic appliances. The benefits of steel include its ability to withstand pressure and its resistance to metal fatigue.
Steel products and steel angles also have a role to play in decoration. They make attractive decorative trim for furniture, on floors and in fireplaces. Whatever your needs, a reputable manufacturer will help you secure the best product for the job at hand.
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