Metal by Shape

 Industrial Metal Supply understands that every job is different, meaning that your metal material structural shape requirements are unique to the job at hand. That is why we provide our premium materials in a wide range of distinct metal shapes including Bar, Sheet and Plate, Pipe, Angle and Assorted Shapes, all of which are available in numerous sizes. 


Whether it is stainless steel, steel, aluminum, copper and brass, or a specialty alloy, metal bar materials provide significant advantages to industries throughout the world. Metal bar is often utilized within the following applications. 
  • Construction
  • Architecture
  • Medical
  • Transportation
  • Marine

Sheet & Plate 

Metal sheet and plate material provides very good strength qualities in applications where additional weight is not desired. Industrial Metal Supply provides metal sheet and plate materials in a variety of material options. Sheet and plate can be used in the following industrial applications:
  • Storage tanks
  • Electrical enclosures
  • Conveyors
  • Food processing equipment
  • Heat exchangers


Tube is round, square, or rectangle in its most common forms. It is most commonly used for pressure equipment, mechanical projects and instrumentation systems. Tube size is determined by the outer diameter and wall thickness. Unlike pipe, the inner diameter is not measured in tube. Due to its good strength-to-weight ratio, metal tube is utilized for many different types of industrial applications including: 
  • Medical devices
  • Architectural design pieces
  • Industrial equipment
  • Plumbing
  • Electrical wiring


Industrial metal pipe is a round piece of metal often used to distribute fluids and gas. It is called out by its NPS or nominal pipe size. The NPS is a rough indication of the pipe’s capacity. The most important consideration when buying pipe is the outer diameter (the OD) together with the wall thickness – together these determine the inner diameter for pipe. The outer diameter minus two times the wall thickness will give you the inner diameter (ID). The ID is never measured in tube, only in pipe.  Some uses of pipe include: 
  • Supports
  • Handrails
  • Braces
  • Liquid transportation
  • Framework 


Metal angle commonly provides the framework for construction and building applications. The unique design provides increased support and more even weight distribution throughout the entire structure of a design. Angle is utilized in the following applications: 
  • Structural supports
  • Framing
  • Architectural trim & molding
  • Shelves
  • Brackets

Assorted Shapes 

Other assorted metal shapes include i-beam, channel and tee. These are often used for unique designs or for architectural structures that require specific considerations. Industrial Metal Supply provides assorted metal shapes in aluminum, stainless steel, steel, and brass Applications that might require i-beam, channel or tee include:
  • Architectural designs
  • Machine parts
  • Scaffolding
  • Truck trailers
  • Towers 

Contact Industrial Metal Supply for Premium Metal Structural Shapes Today

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