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A572 Structural Steel Plate

What is A572 Structural Steel Plate?

ASTM A572 steel plate is a high-strength, low-alloy structural steel that’s easily formable, machinable, and weldable. An excellent strength-to-weight ratio means less material is required to get the job done.

North Shore Steel stocks A572 structural steel plate in a range of sizes, wall thicknesses, and finishes. With in-house metal processing capabilities, materials can be delivered in semi-finished or finished conditions upon request. 

A572 Structural Steel Plate Characteristics & Industries

A572 structural plate is a robust yet versatile material utilized by many industries, including construction, petrochemical, shipbuilding, communications, oil and gas, automotive, agriculture, and heavy machinery. Typical characteristics include: 

  • High strength
  • Excellent ductility 
  • Good formability
  • Low weight 
  • Suitable weldability
  • High strength-to-weight ratio
  • Easy machinability
  • Resists corrosion

Common Applications of A572 Steel Plate

The ability to bear weight and resist degradation makes ASTM A572 steel plate perfect for various applications. Common uses for this material type include:  

  • Base Plates
  • Structural Shapes
  • Anchoring Systems
  • Truck Frames
  • Poles
  • Liners
  • Conveyors
  • Boom Sections
  • Bridges
  • Gusset Plates
  • Buildings
  • Construction Equipment
  • Freight cars
  • Machinery
  • Vehicle Parts
  • Transmission Towers

A572 Structural Steel Plate Grades

ASTM A572 structural steel plate is available in five grades – 42, 50, 55, 60, and 65. Each grade is designated according to the minimum specified yield strength.

  • Grades 42, 50, and 55 are suitable for riveted, bolted, or welded structures
  • Grades 60 and 65 are perfect for riveted or bolted construction of bridges or for riveted, bolted, or welded construction in other uses

Sometimes, a great design isn’t fully realized without the right material type. North Shore Steel can help you select the best grade of ASTM A572 steel plate for your application.



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A572 Steel Plate Processing

North Shore Steel does more than just supply quality A572 structural steel plate. We offer a full suite of high-value metal processing services that deliver materials in semi-finished or fully finished conditions, reducing the number of fabrication steps needed to manufacture final products. 

From small quantities cut to custom lengths or bulk orders with corrosion-resistant galvanized coatings, North Shore Steel is here to help. As a premier A572 steel plate supplier, our skilled craftsmen are ready to tackle your most challenging steel processing needs.

A Quality-First Mindset 

At North Shore Steel, we strive to build long-term relationships with clients by delivering material that fits, forms, and functions as intended every time. 

Dedicated quality personnel verify all materials exceed applicable industry standards and customer specifications, and any processing services performed follow our ISO 9001:2015-compliant quality management system.

Feel free to contact us to learn more about A572 structural steel plate. 


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