In most metals but not all, plate generally starts at 0.188″ (3/16″) thick. It’s used in situations where durability rather than saving weight is the top priority.
Purchase plate metal online or at any Metal Supermarkets location, cut to your exact specifications. Select from one of the available metal types below to get started. Or contact your closest store for assistance with metal sourcing.
Due to its thickness, metal plates are often used for structural applications such as heavy equipment manufacturing, bridge and building erection. Thinner material is called sheet and is available here
Plate metal is measured in inches and not gauges, like sheet product. Learn more about the differences between metal plate and sheet.
Some common sizes include:
• 0.188” steel plate
• 0.125” steel plate
• 0.375” steel plate
• 0.5″ steel plate
• 0.25″ metal plate
Plate is available in the following metal types:
Looking at steel plates specifically, these are manufactured from many different steel grades, each with their own unique qualities and beneficial features such as added strength and rigidity. They are also known for being easy to weld, cut, form and machine.
A diamond steel plate (also commonly known as tread or checker plate) provides improved traction and slip protection for floors, stairs and any high-traffic industrial and commercial area. The pattern also adds a touch of aesthetic beauty to any application.
On the other hand, stainless plate is generally applied in more specialized circumstances due to its high levels of corrosion resistance, weldability and superior formability. These can be found in stamped and machined parts for processing equipment, and come in a variety of thicknesses and tolerances. Some grades, such as 310, are developed for use under extreme temperatures.
Whether you are searching for hot rolled, cold rolled, galvanized, tread, or a host of other steel plate and sheet metal options and services, there is a steel plate or sheet metal option that matches your project’s unique specifications. Metal Supermarkets offers steel sheet and steel plate for sale in a broad range of lengths, widths, gauges, alloys and specifications to meet your material requirements.
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