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Use our complimentary metal weight calculator for various shapes such as pipes, plates, channels, and angles:

It’s built into G-Wizard Calculator under the Quick Ref tab.  It’s free to anyone who has signed up for the free 30-day trial or has subscribed to G-Wizard Calculator.  No purchase necessary to use it and all the other free calculators built into G-Wizard.

### How to use G-Wizard’s Volume and Metal Weight Calculator

Before we go much further, this is a general Material Weight Calculator.  It will figure volume and weight for popular materials ranging from metals (steel, stainless steel, aluminum, brass, titanium, plastic, wood, etc.) in a variety of shapes (pipes, channel, angle, I-beam, etc.) and standard sizes.

After you’ve installed G-Wizard and gone to the Quick Ref Weights tab, here’s how to use it:

1. Select a shape from the scrolling graphical menu at the top.  The following shapes are available: Pipes, Channel, Angle, I-Beam, Rectangular (Plate and Sheet), Round (Cylinder), Hex, Round Tube, Square Tube, and Sphere.
2. Choose a Material from the Material box.
3. Choose the Size in the Size box.  You can either select from the standard sizes in the list, or choose a custom size below.  When you select a standard size, the custom sizes will update to show the dimensions of the standard size.
4. The Results box will show the results.  There’s also a handy calculation so that you can figure parts-related costing.  G-Wizard Estimator uses these functions to help quote jobs.

That’s all there is to it.

Some examples will make it clear.

## Metal Weight Calculator Examples

### Pipe Weight Calculator

Pipe weights are easy.  Here is the Metal Weight Calculator set up for 3 feet of STD/40/40S 1/2″ pipe made of Copper:

### Steel Plate Weight

Plates and sheets are calculated via the “Rectangular” shape.  Here is a 6″ x 8″ piece of 1/2″ thick mild steel plate:

### How much does a Hex Bar weigh?

Hex Bars can be handy shapes to work with sometimes.  Steel’s 12L14 alloy is lovely to turn on a lathe.  The added lead (“L”) makes is cut like butter.

The Metal Weight Calculator can use G-WIzard’s entire Material Database, which is quite large.  Try finding 12L14 in some other calculator!

Here’s Hex Bar weight calculation for 12L14:

### Steel Bar Weight

Steel Bars are just set up with the Rectangular Shape, easy peasy!

### Angle Weight Calculator

Angle Iron is a handy structural material, but you’ll be glad to have a Metal Weight Calculator if you need to mess with weight calculations for it.

G-Wizard has all the standard angle iron sizes.  How about a 3 foot chunk of 1-1/2 x 1-1/2 x 1/8 angle iron in mild steel?

### I-Beam Weight Calculator

Setting up I-Beam Weight Calculation is just like angle iron, only start with the I-Beam shape.

### Cylinder Weight Calculator

Cylinders weight calculation and Round Bar Weight is done by selecting the “Round” shape.

### Square Pipe Weight

Square Pipe Weight can be found by selecting the “Square Tubing” shape.

### Sheet Metal Weight

Sheet Metal Weight is calculated by selecting the “Rectangular” shape then using the “Sheet Metal Gauge” button to pick the correct gauge:

### Structural Steel Weight Calculator

All the standard structural steel weight calculations can be made using the available shapes.

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