Advantages of Structural Steel

Advantages of Structural Steel Structural steel can be found in buildings and bridges of all shapes and sizes, as well as in ships, mining infrastructure, wind turbines, and a host of other structures. Indeed, it has a vast number of applications across a range of industries. What makes structural steel so special? Let’s review some of its many benefits.

Durability & Tensile Strength

The strength of structural steel is higher than its density, which allows it to support a substantial amount of weight. Its impressive durability is why this material makes up the primary support structure of buildings and bridges. Furthermore, structural steel is capable of withstanding extreme tension and external pressures, making it ideal in shipbuilding.

Corrosion Resistance & Easy Maintenance

Another benefit of structural steel is that it resists corrosion. It is also easy to clean, which is why it can be found in mining infrastructure, oil and gas wells, and chemical applications.


Structure steel is a flexible material that can be easily fabricated into nearly any shape with a beam machine and coping machine. In fact, it can be used to craft oversized materials, such as I-beams and ship hulls, as well as smaller components like staircases, grating, and ladders.


With all the great benefits that make structural steel such a versatile material, it’s almost hard to believe that it’s one of the most affordable metals on the market. It is much more cost effective than other types of metal building materials, like aluminum and copper.

Structural Steel & Plate Fabrication

Because structural steel is so widely used across a wide range of industries, perfectly fabricated steel products are always in demand. Professional fabricators who are looking to upgrade their beam machine and take their business to the next level of success can rely on the power of BeamCut. As the industry’s most advanced CNC plasma cutting technology for structural steel and plate fabrication, BeamCut is equipped with state-of-the-art features to reduce your production time by as much as 80%. That’s a remarkable return on investment!

Advanced Features

BeamCut features a six-axis FANUC robotic arm that is three times stronger and lasts three times longer than the industry standard. The robotics can bevel 360 degrees and process any shape or profile your project requires, including pipes and HSS. This remarkable robotic plasma cutting system is powered by Hypertherm’s renowned X-Definition plasma and includes CNC software that is very easy to use.

Automated CNC Controls

BeamCut’s CNC software will allow you to manually calibrate cutting tolerances, nest parts, and track robotic cut paths to prevent mistakes in processing. Once the design is finalized, simply load the material and watch this impressive beam machine process every step of the fabrication in one pass. BeamCut is so easy to use that it requires only one technician to operate, helping you maintain a lean staff.

Learn More About BeamCut

For more information about how BeamCut can take your structural steel and plate fabrication shop to the next level of success, contact us today. When you do, be sure to ask about the free and unlimited lifetime support you’ll receive with your purchase.