A572-50 Steel Plate

ASTM A572-50 steel plate is popular for structural and construction applications. This resilient material is perfect for everything, from bridges and buildings to construction equipment and heavy machinery.

Universal Steel America stocks ASTM A572-50 steel plate with thicknesses from 3/16 to 4 inches and in the as-rolled condition. Width and length restrictions exist, depending on plate weight and mill capabilities. Average widths are 60, 72, 96, and 120 inches, whereas typical lengths are 240 and 480 inches.

Obtain high-quality ASTM A572-50 steel plate for your application with assistance from Universal Steel America. Dedicated to supplying clients with superior materials on time and within budget, we’re here to help.

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Characteristics & Benefits

It’s a high-strength, low-alloy steel grade that’s easily formable, machinable, and weldable. These characteristics make this hot-rolled steel product very versatile. While very strong, ASTM A572-50 is lighter than comparable steel plate grades. This means that less material is required to get the job done. 

  • High strength

  • Excellent ductility 

  • Good formability

  • Low weight 

  • Suitable weldability

  • High strength-to-weight ratio

  • Easy Machinability

  • Resists corrosion

Common Industries & Applications

Easy to fabricate while offering high strength in a lightweight package, ASTM A572-50 is used across a range of industries. Here are some typical applications for this steel plate grade. 

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  • Base plates
  • Bridges
  • Gusset plates
  • Buildings
  • Construction equipment
  • Freight cars
  • Machinery
  • Vehicle parts
  • Transmission towers

Standards and Requirements

For applications demanding higher performance characteristics than standard stock and code requirements, Universal Steel America has you covered. We have an extensive range of mill sources strategically positioned around the world that are capable of producing material to meet precise job needs.

ASTM A572-50 steel plate has a minimum yield strength of 50 kilopounds per square inch, or KSI, and a minimum ultimate tensile strength of 65 KSI. The presence of columbium and vanadium boosts its strength and microstructure, producing an excellent dispersion of alloy carbides in an almost pure ferrite matrix. This eliminates the toughness-reducing effect of pearlitic volume fraction while maintaining durability by refining the grain size.

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