ASTM A656 Plate

Infrastructure and heavy machinery enable trade, power businesses, connect workers to jobs, and protect communities. Strong and durable ASTM A656 structural steel plate is perfect for a range of structural applications

ASTM A656 is a high-strength, low-alloy structural steel plate with excellent mechanical and fabrication properties. Outstanding toughness makes it an economical replacement for normalized grades in many applications.

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Characteristics & Benefits of A656

Here are additional characteristics of this steel plate grade. 

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  • Corrosion resistance
  • High strength-to-weight ratio 
  • Superior weldability
  • Superb formability
  • Improved notch toughness

Universal Steel America stocks 656 steel plate Grade A with thicknesses from 3/16 to 4 inches in the as-rolled condition. This material is available in standard widths of 96 and 120 inches and lengths of 240 and 480 inches. Width and length restrictions exist, depending on plate weight and mill capabilities.

  • Construction equipment
  • Truck frames
  • Mining equipment
  • Brackets
  • Weldments
  • Rail transportation components
  • Heavy vehicle frames
  • Rail cars
  • Agricultural equipment
  • Crane booms
  • General fabrication

Additional uses for this steel plate type include: 

ASTM A656 steel plate is ideal for structural applications that demand improved strength-to-weight ratios or as a replacement for quench-and-tempered steel plates.

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ASTM A656 Sizes & Requirements

When your application requires performance characteristics that exceed standard stock and code requirements, Universal Steel America is here to help. As a top ASTM A656 steel plate supplier, we have a number of global mill sources that are capable of producing material to meet any requirement or specification. 

Optimize your application with high-quality ASTM A656 steel plate from Universal Steel America. Our team is devoted to supplying clients with superior materials on time and within budget. 

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