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Shop the Largest Metal Shapes Catalog!

The shape of the raw material you are purchasing is equally as important as the material itself when it comes to end use. Whether you need sheet material to offer a flat surface ideal for covering large areas or bar material offering structural support, we’ve got you covered. Shop and learn about shapes below!

Long Product (ex: Bars, Channels & Angles)

Used for structural support, such as for building frames, supports, and components that require high strength.

  1. Machining: Bar products are often used in machining processes to create custom parts and components for machinery and equipment. They can be easily cut, drilled, and turned on a lathe to create a wide range of shapes and sizes.
  2. Structural support: Bar products can be used as structural elements in construction projects, such as for support beams and columns. They provide high strength and stability, which can be important for ensuring the safety and stability of the overall structure.
  3. Fasteners: Bar products can be cut to size and used as fasteners, such as bolts, screws, and pins, in a variety of applications.

Flat Product (ex: Sheet / Plate)

Used for covering large areas, such as roofing and cladding, or for creating flat components such as electronic enclosures or automotive body parts.

  1. Aesthetic appeal: Some metals, such as stainless steel, brass, and copper, are highly valued for their aesthetic appeal, making them a popular choice for decorative elements in architecture and design.
  2. Fabrication: Sheet and plate products are commonly used in fabrication processes where they can be cut, bent, and shaped to create a wide range of products, from machinery and equipment components to decorative elements.

Tubing & Piping

Used for fluid transport, as structural supports, or for creating components that require high torsional strength.

  1. Fluid and gas transport: Metal tubes and pipes are commonly used to transport fluids and gases, such as in plumbing, HVAC systems, and industrial piping systems.
  2. Structural support: Metal tubes and pipes can be used as structural elements in construction projects, such as for support columns and beams. They provide high strength and stability, which can be important for ensuring the safety and stability of the overall structure.
  3. Heat transfer: Metal tubes and pipes can be used in applications that require heat transfer, such as in heat exchangers and radiators.

Other

Outside of the standard shapes and forms, we offer additional options like protoboxes (random product assortment by material) or decorative options like wrought iron.

  1. Bearing applications: Metal balls are commonly used as bearings in mechanical assemblies and machinery, providing smooth and efficient movement.
  2. Testing and calibration: Metal balls can be used in testing and calibration applications, such as for checking the accuracy of measuring instruments.
  3. Welding and soldering: Metal balls can be used in welding and soldering applications, as they can be easily welded or soldered onto other metal components to create a secure joint.