Universal Mill Plates: Our Sizes And Capabilities

April 22, 2022 in Blog / Steel Plates

Steel is one of the most popular building materials in the world. Along with iron, it comprises 95 percent of metal production in the United States. But why is steel so popular? Its strength, durability, and versatility make it ideal for all types of metalwork. From heavy-duty bridges to creating intricate detail work, steel is a top choice!

Bushwick Metals is the East Coast’s largest steel product provider. Explore our impressive universal mill plate range and find out how we aim to exceed expectations!

What Is A Universal Mill Plate?

A universal mill plate, or UM plate, is a flat sheet of metal rolled to a specific size. The width, up to 12″, is first created by a vertical roll. The plate is then set to a specific thickness by a horizontal roll, with the minimum being 1/4″.

UM plates are ideal for building projects due to their strength and structural integrity. You can also create different instruments and objects with UM plates. Your project will determine the plate’s size and weight specifications.

Although universal mill plates are tough, they’re no match for the weather. If you’re considering outdoor construction, you might need to look at another option. Galvanized or stainless steel does better in harsh conditions.

Which Steel Grades Are Available?

There are over 3,500 different grades of steel manufactured today. Each has unique chemical, physical, and environmental elements. But don’t worry, you won’t have to choose between such a wide variety because we only stock the specific grades you’ll need!

A36 Steel Plate

The A36 steel plate is one of the most commonly used grades in construction. It’s often an essential component in buildings, bridges, agricultural equipment, and automotive parts. With its low carbon content, this grade is soft enough for welding and forming.

A572-50 Steel Plate

The A572 Grade 50 steel plate is a tough, low-alloy steel. It’s often used to build cranes, road plates, bridges, and buildings. This steel grade is ideal for reducing costs because its strength means fewer materials are needed.

A588 Steel Plate

The A588 steel grade combines strength and corrosion resistance. It boasts two to four times the rust protection of carbon steel without added copper. This grade is perfect for welding, rivets, and bolts and is often found in bridges and buildings.

ASTM A516-GR70

This carbon steel plate is optimal for high-pressure vessels like boilers and tanks. It functions best in moderate to low-temperature situations. The A516 Grade 70 plate is especially vital in structures where notch toughness is key.

ASTM A514/T-1 Type B Alloy Steel Plate

Also known as the T-1 steel plate, the A514 plate is a high-strength quenched and tempered steel. It’s heat-treated with a two-step process that increases strength by altering the grain structure. This steel plate is widely used in bridges, mining and construction, and other high-impact projects.

AR235 And AR400 Abrasion-Resistant Plate

For impact and abrasion resistance, these two steel grades are the go-to. They can withstand much more than the common A36 grade and offer a long life expectancy. These grades are not ideal for projects that require a lot of welding due to cracking possibilities.

AR235 offers moderate resistance, whereas AR400 is ideal for high-resistance projects. Typical uses include mining equipment, mixing drums, material handling, and linings. This steel grade should not be utilized in structural or load-bearing construction.

Choosing the correct steel grade is essential in ordering the proper universal mill plates. That’s why we recommend contacting us before you order if you’re unsure! The professionals at Bushwick Metals can guide you through the entire process.

Universal Steel Plates in Every Size

As your number one steel distributor, Bushwick Metals offers an extensive inventory of steel plates. Our structured steel plates range in size from 1/4″ x 9″ to 2″ x 12″ to suit every project.

Available 1/4″ UM plates:

  • Size: 1/4″ x 9″, Weight: 7.66 lb
  • Size: 1/4″ x 10″, Weight: 8.51 lb
  • Size: 1/4″ x 11″, Weight: 9.36 lb
  • Size: 1/4″ x 12″, Weight: 0.21 lb

Available 5/16″ UM plates:

  • Size: 5/16″ x 9″, Weight: 9.57 lb
  • Size: 5/16″ x 10″, Weight: 10.63 lb
  • Size: 5/16″ x 11″, Weight: 11.70 lb
  • Size: 5/16″ x 12″, Weight: 12.76 lb

Available 3/8″ UM plates:

  • Size: 3/8″ x 9″, Weight: 11.49 lb
  • Size: 3/8″ x 10″, Weight: 12.77 lb
  • Size: 3/8″ x 11″, Weight: 14.04 lb
  • Size: 3/8″ x 12″, Weight: 15.32 lb

Available 7/16″ UM plates:

  • Size: 7/16″ x 9″, Weight: 13.40 lb
  • Size: 7/16″ x 10″, Weight: 14.89 lb
  • Size: 7/16″ x 12″, Weight: 17.87 lb

Availale 1/2″ UM plates:

  • Size: 1/2″ x 9″, Weight: 15.32 lb
  • Size: 1/2″ x 10″, Weight: 17.02 lb
  • Size: 1/2″ x 11″, Weight: 18.72 lb
  • Size: 1/2″ x 12″, Weight: 20.42 lb

Available 5/8″ UM plates:

  • Size: 5/8″ x 10″, Weight: 21.27 lb
  • Size: 5/8″ x 12″, Weight: 25.53 lb
  • Size: 5/8″ x 9″, Weight: 19.15 lb

Available 3/4″ UM plates:

  • Size: 3/4″ x 9″, Weight: 22.97 lb
  • Size: 3/4″ x 10″, Weight: 25.52 lb
  • Size: 3/4″ x 12″, Weight: 30.63 lb

Available 7/8″ UM plates:

  • Size: 7/8″ x 9″, Weight: 26.81 lb
  • Size: 7/8″ x 10″, Weight: 29.78 lb
  • Size: 7/8″ x 12″, Weight: 35.74 lb

Available 1″ UM plates:

  • Size: 1″ x 10″, Weight: 34.03 lb
  • Size: 1″ x 12″, Weight: 40.840 lb
  • Size: 1″ x 9″, Weight: 30.63 lb

Available 1 1/4″ UM plates:

  • Size: 1 1/4″ x 10″, Weight: 42.53 lb
  • Size: 1 1/4″ x 12″, Weight: 51.04 lb
  • Size: 1 1/2″ x 10″, Weight: 51.05 lb
  • Size: 1 1/2″ x 12″, Weight: 61.26 lb

Available 2″ UM plates:

  • Size: 2″ x 10″, Weight: 68.06 lb
  • Size: 2″ x 12″, Weight: 81.68 lb

With 37 universal mill plate sizes, we’re up for the challenge of supplying our customers with whatever they need. Do you need something specific? Take advantage of our value-added services with customization options!

Our Value-Added Services

Yes, our inventory is impressive, but our customer service beats all! Choose our value-added services when you place your order and receive precisely what you need. Saving our customers time and money is our goal!

We offer the following optional services with every order:

  • Saw cutting
  • Plasma cutting
  • Oxy-fuel cutting
  • Drilling
  • Tapping
  • Milling
  • Plate shearing
  • Plate bending and forming
  • Slotting
  • Countersinking
  • Carbide and Plasma scribing
  • Beveling

On top of that, our customers can expect the fastest delivery possible! We try to get every order distributed within a 24-hour window. No more waiting for days for products to show up when you really need them!

Try Bushwick Metals For Your Steel Needs!

A universal mill plate can be an integral part of your construction work. Sometimes you may need a custom size, specific shape, or other details that are hard to find.

At Bushwick Metals, we know how much time and quality affect your business. That’s why we work hard to deliver each order as fast as possible, without sacrificing value. We believe our customers deserve the best of the best!

Whether you need a UM plate cut to size or a bulk order delivered tomorrow, we can do it! Request a free quote today or contact us for more information about our products and services.

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