What is I-Beam?
I-beam is a structural steel construction industry product with multiple uses. I-beam is also known as a universal beam (UB). It is a type of steel beam. Other types of steel beams are U-beam and H-beam and they differ from each other in terms of shape. I-beam has the shape of the letter I, U-beam has the shape of the letter U, and H-beam has the shape of the letter H.
I-beam is made of structural steel and is often used in construction and civil engineering.
What is I-Beam Used for?
I-beam is a very useful steel product. Manufacturers use I-Beam worldwide as a unidirectional load bearer. The most popular uses of this product are in building structures and they are often used in structural steel construction industries. More uses are:
- I-Beams play a key role as support members in structures.
- They have to ability to withstand various kinds of loads.
- They are most frequently used to form beams and columns in a number of dimensions.
- They are used in the frames of buildings because they ensure a strong and supportive structure.
- It is used in custom welding processes and metal fabrication.
- Using I-beams saves time and money because their strength reduces the need of a large number of support structures.
- I-beams are most efficient for unidirectional bending parallel to the web.
- They can withstand different types of load and stresses without buckling.
What is the typical I-Beam Strength?
I-beam is able to support much weight because:
- I-beam is a more efficient cross-section for a beam.
- It is more stiff.
- It is the only most efficient beam in unidirectional bending: up and down looking at the profile of the letter I.
- I-beam bears the load of weight put on its flange because of its shape.
- It bends under high stress instead of buckling. This structural quality makes it stronger than the others.
Proper care and installation of I-beam needs to be taken into consideration in order to avoid any unwanted effects.
How do you Manufacture I-Beam?
In factories, I-beam is made by a hot-rolled molding method. In this method, pliable metal is forced through large rollers to flatten and mold it into the I shape. Hot rolled I-beams are made from metal that has been heated over 1000 degrees, to make it more malleable, and then rolled. Steel beam coping machines are used to make I-beams.
Which Countries Manufacture I-Beam in Bulk?
The main producers of I-beam are:
- South Korea
- United States
Consumption of I-beam has increased dramatically across the world, especially in developing countries.
How do you Transport I-Beam?
I-beams are typically exported by sea but can be transported in bundles by truck to job sites. A thorough checking process occurs before the steel is ready for export. In this process, a few things must be reviewed during packing and labelling. This may include quantity testing, quality testing, and weight etc.
I-beam is shipped in bundles of 1 ton.
Where to Buy I-Beam?
You may be able to find I-beam in small quantities in your area. But if you want to buy large quantities of I-beam, it is preferable to import directly from the manufacturers. They can issue certifications and provide cost savings which is better than buying the steel in small quantities locally or from a distributor.
If you require bulk quantities of this steel, you can buy I-beam on our website.
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