Steel components is a type of steel used to mold into a variety of shapes and sizes. The same is possible due to its extreme flexibility. Structural steel is a commonly used material in construction.
Common structural shapes
I-beam (I-shaped cross-section - in Britain these include Universal Beams (UB) and Universal Columns (UC); in Europe it includes the IPE, HE, HL, HD and other sections; in the US it includes Wide Flange (WF or W-Shape) and H sections)
Z-Shape (half a flange in opposite directions)
HSS-Shape (Hollow structural section also known as SHS (structural hollow section) and including square, rectangular, circular (pipe) and elliptical cross sections)
Angle (L-shaped cross-section)
Structural channel, or C-beam, or C cross-section
Tee (T-shaped cross-section)
Rail profile (asymmetrical I-beam)
Flanged T rail
Bar, a long piece with a rectangular cross section, but not so wide so as to be called a sheet.
Rod, a round or square section long compared to its width; see also rebar and dowel.
Plate, metal sheets thicker than 6 mm or 1⁄4 in.
1. Hoisting technology of Steel Component