Steel Channel

Diagram that shows how to measure a channel
H = Height
 W = Width
 L = Length
 T = Thickness

Hot and cold rolled steel channels, often referred to as U or C metal channels, are perfect for all industrial applications, including structures, general fabrication, manufacturing, maintenance, and repairs. Since it’s easy to cut, weld, form, and machine, ASTM A36 steel channel is the preferred choice for industry specialists worldwide. 

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At IMS, we supply premium hot, and cold rolled steel channels in a wide range of sizes to customers throughout California, Arizona, Nevada, and Northern Mexico. Get the high-quality metal products you need and keep your project on time and within budget. We make metal purchasing easy by providing multiple ways to get your metal, including will-call pick-up and local next-day delivery.

IMS is Your Locally Trusted Steel & Metal Supply Company

IMS offers seven locations throughout California and Arizona to support your metal supply and accessory product needs. Our inventory of metal products includes a broad range of metal shapes and an extensive selection of alloys. We offer the following advantages:
  • Same day Will Call pick up
  • Next day local delivery
  • Excellent high volume discount pricing
  • Custom cut to size metal production
  • ISO 9001 certified

IMS Handles Any Size ASTM Steel Channel Order Quantity

At IMS, we provide unsurpassed next-day delivery or same-day will-call pick-up at any of our convenient locations. We are well equipped to handle all sized orders with seven locations and over 400,000 square feet of warehouse space. From selling one piece in our stores to delivering truckloads of metal to your site, we work well with all types of customers. Whether you’re a large government contract supplier or a one-person welding shop, we have you covered.

Steel Channel Advantages

Both hot rolled, and cold rolled steel channel options provide a range of beneficial qualities that make it a standard fixture for many commercial and industrial applications. Steel channel advantages include:
  • Excellent weldability
  • Good wear resistance
  • Enhanced machining capabilities
  • Superior bending and forming

Hot Rolled Steel Channel ASTM A36

Hot rolled steel channel has a mild steel structural C shape with inside radius corners that are ideal for all structural applications.
  • The shape of this product is ideal for added strength and rigidity over steel angle when a project's load is vertical or horizontal.
  • Additionally, this steel shape is easy to weld, cut, form, and machine.

Hot Rolled Steel Channel Applications

Hot rolled steel channel is used in numerous types of industrial applications, including:
  • General fabrication
  • Manufacturing
  • Repairs
  • Frames
  • Trailers
  • Ceiling systems
  • Construction supports

Cold Rolled Steel Channel ASTM A1008

Also known as cold-rolled channel (CRC), cold-rolled u-channel is strong, resilient, and provides increased yield strength and hardness qualities that hot-rolled steel does not possess.

Cold Rolled Steel Channel Applications

Cold rolled ASTM A1008 steel channel products are used for the following applications:
  • Drop ceilings
  • Structural bracing
  • Bridging
  • Supports
  • Framing designs

Precision Steel Channel Secondary Services

When you order from Industrial Metal Supply (IMS), we can cut your metal to size and deliver it the next day. If you require more extensive services than just sawing or shearing, we also offer the following advanced metal cutting options:  

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Order ASTM Steel Channel from our California or Arizona Locations Today

Please stop by one of our seven locations across California and Arizona and check out our ASTM A1008 and A36 steel channel options. We offer quick delivery throughout California, Arizona, Nevada, and Mexico. Request a quote or contact IMS for premium U and C steel channel products today.

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