Cold-Formed Steel Design
The applications of light gauge cold-formed steel in agricultural and other light structures, equipment, and machinery are probably more numerous and varied than those of hot-rolled steel. Cold-formed sections find use as purlins, wall studs, siding, roofing, grain bin walls, components of feeding and watering equipment, components of livestock housing equipment (such as cage laying systems, coverings, and panels), and light secondary framing for machinery. Cold-formed steel is an economical material choice where loads are light to moderate and where structural strength is required along with a unique shape which can be fabricated by a press brake or cold-forming process.
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