With a small percentage of magnesium, silicon, and other minerals, Industrial Metal Supply’s 6061 aluminum I-beams boast an extremely high corrosion resistance, as well as superior weldability and machinability. Compared to other alloys, it’s easy to drill, stamp, bend, or heat-treat the 6061 material. Typically, the vertical section of an I-beam is known as the web, while the horizontal sections are called flanges. This particular shape can withstand both shear loads and bending. Used for applications like trailers, railings, architectural frames, and other support structures, the extruded I-beam shape also has inside radius corners for increased structural integrity. For welding and machining, aluminum I-beams are one of the most versatile options out there.
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