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6061-T6 Structural H Beam

6061-T6 Structural H Beam

H-beam is a structural beam made of rolled steel. The H-beam is very strong. It gets its name because it looks like the letter H in capital over its cross section. The H-beam has wider flanges than an I-beam, but the I-beam has tapered edges. The width is the flange, and the height is the Web. The difference between both H-beams and I-beams is the flange by web ratio. The H-beam tends to be heavier than the I-beam, and that is why some say that it is better than the I-beam, but that is subjective, as the H-beam is generally heavier.

For more information please refer to our Aluminum Alloys Guide and Aluminum Tempers Guide.

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