Over the past few years, there has been an increase in the demand for stainless steel split wide flange beams, or more commonly called W Tees. There are several characteristics making these profiles more popular and Stainless Structurals America is here to meet the market demand.
Laser Fused W Tees
Most in the industry know Stainless Structurals is the only manufacturer in North America making stainless steel wide flange beams. Many do not know that we can also produce W Tee sections without having to split a beam in half.
Our laser fusion technology allows us to offer not only standard tee bar but also a full range of W Tee sections with the following parameters:
Size Range: WT 2×6.5# up to WT 22×115#
Lengths: Standard 20 FT; Customs from 10 FT to 50 FT
Alloys: 304/L, 316/L, 2205, Carbon Steel and Many More
All of our Laser Fused W Tees are made with full penetration laser welds of up to 1 inch thick. There is no filler material involved in the welding process and the laser fused tees will have a crisp, sharp corner with no tapered edges or radius.
Advantages of W Tee Sections
There are several advantages to using W Tees instead of full W Beams or split beams. The biggest advantage is a reduction of height and weight of the assembly, which equates to a lower material cost. Using a specific W Tee also eliminates excess scrap that would occur from the portion of a split beam not being used. Tees can also be easier to fabricate than other structural sections, especially when bending is required.
Along with the standard Tees and W Tees, Stainless Structurals can offer full customization on almost any Tee profile required. This includes cutting holes or slots in the flanges or even sloping the top flange to allow for easier cleaning. This is a distinct advantage in food processing plants or similar areas where a clean, corrosive environment is required. Other examples of where W Tees are being used include; for architectural applications like curtain walls or canopies, structural applications such as skids for processing equipment or conveyor lines and for original equipment manufacturing.
For all of your Structural Profile Needs
Stainless Structurals is here to meet your projects requirements for any standard stainless steel structural shapes or any custom stainless or carbon sharp cornered profiles. Our manufacturing technology is second to none and allows engineers, architects, fabricators and more to think outside the box and make their wildest designs a reality. For more information on W Tees or any of our other stainless and steel profiles, please visit our product catalog or contact us today.