If you’re working in the metalworking industry, even you’re engineers, you will try to find one calculator to help you calculate the weight of various metals and steels including ms plate, gi sheet, structural steel, ms angle, mild steel, steel bar, square tube, angle, aluminum etc.

Theoretical Metal Weight Calculator

Below is the calculator for you to calculate the weight of various metals. What you need to do is calculate the sectional area and find the metal density.

For the metal density, you can also refer to:

From the above two posts, you will find the density of various metals and alloys.

However, sometimes you may want to learn the weight calculation formula and keep it in your mind, here is it:

In order to help you quickly find the metal weight formula, I made infographic which is not only practical but also beautiful. (To the bottom)

Besides, recently I’m working on making steel weight chart in order to help the one who needs it. However, when I finished it, I find the steel weight calculation formula is much more convenient and accurate than the steel weight table, so I drop it.

P.S: Among all of the metal weight calculation formula in the following part, there are two kinds of metals that are not mentioned, which are I beam steel and H beam steel.

Do you know the difference between H beam steel and I beam steel?

Do you know how to calculate the weight of H beam steel and I beam steel?

You will get the answers from the following two quick links:

Steel plate weight calculation formula

Steel Plate

  • Formula: 7.85×length (m)×width (m)×thickness (mm)
  • E.g: 6m (length)×1.51m (width)×9.75mm (thickness)
  • Calculation: 7.85×6×1.51×9.75=693.43kg
Steel Tube weight calculation formula

Steel Tube

  • Formula: (OD-Wall thickness)×Wall thickness (mm)×0.02466×length (m)
  • E.g: 114mm(OD)×4mm (Wall thickness) × 6m (length)
  • Calculation: (114-4)×4×0.02466×6=65.102kg
Steel Rod weight calculation formula

Steel Rod

  • Formula: Dia.mm×Dia.mm×0.00617×length (m)
  • E.g: Φ20mm (Dia.)×6m (length)
  • Calculation: 20×20×0.00617×6=14.808kg
Square Steel weight calculation formula

Square Steel

  • Formula: Edge width (mm)×Edge width (mm)×length (m)×0.00785
  • E.g: 50mm (Edge width)×6m (length)
  • Calculation: 50×50×6×0.00785=117.75(kg)
Flat Steel weight calculation formula

Flat Steel

  • Formula: Edge width (mm)×thickness (mm)×length (m) × 0.00785
  • E.g: 50mm (Edge width) × 5.0mm (thickness)×6m (length)
  • Calculation: 50×5×6×0.00785=11.7.75(kg)
Hexagonal Steel weight calculation formula

Hexagonal Steel

  • Formula: Edge-to-edge Dia.×Edge-to-edge Dia.× length (m)×0.0068
  • E.g: 50mm (Dia.) ×6m (length)
  • Calculation: 50×50×6×0.0068=102(kg)
Rebar weight calculation formula


  • Formula: Dia.mm×Dia.mm×0.00617×length (m)
  • E.g: Φ20mm(Dia.)×12m (length)
  • Calculation: 20×20×0.00617×12=29.616kg
Flat Steel Tube weight calculation formula

Flat Steel Tube

  • Formula: (Edge length + Edge width) × 2 × thickness×0.00785×length (m)
  • E.g: 100mm×50mm×5mm (thickness)×6m (length)
  • Calculation: (100+50) × 2×5×0.00785×6=70.65kg
Rectangular Steel Tube weight calculation

Rectangular Steel Tube

  • Formula: Edgewidthmm×4×thickness×0.00785×length(m)
  • E.g: 50mm×5mm (thickness)×6m (length)
  • Calculation: 50×4×5×0.00785×6=47.1kg
Equal-leg angle steel Steel Tube weight calculation formula

Equal-leg angle Steel

  • Formula: (Edge width×2-thickness)×thickness×0.00785×length (m)
  • E.g:  50mm×50mm×5 thickness×6m(length)
  • Calculation: (50×2-5)×5×0.00785×6=22.37kg
Unequal-leg Angle Steel weight calculation formula

Unequal-leg Angle Steel

  • Formula: (Edge width+Edge width-thickness) × thickness×0.0076×lengthm
  • E.g: 100mm×80mm×8 thickness×6m(length)
  • Calculation: (100+80-8) × 8×0.0076×6=62.746kg
Brass Tube weight calculation formula

Brass Tube

  • Formula: (OD-Wall thickness) × thickness(mm)×length(m)×0.0267
Copper Tube weight calculation formula

Copper Tube

  • Formula: (OD-Wall thickness) × thickness(mm)×0.02796×length (m)
Aluminum Embossed Sheet weight calculation formula

Aluminum Embossed Sheet

  • Formula: length (m)×width (mm)×thickness (mm)×0.00296
Brass Plate weight calculation formula

Brass Tube

  • Formula: thickness(mm)×(O.D-thickness)×length(m)×0.0267
Copper Sheet weight calculation formula

Copper Sheet

  • Formula: length (m)×width (mm)×thickness (mm)×0.0089
Zinc Plate weight calculation formula

Zinc Plate

  • Formula: length (m)×width (mm)×thickness (mm)×0.0072
Lead Plate weight calculation formula

Lead Plate

  • Formula: length (m)×width (mm)×thickness (mm)×0.01137
Octagonal Steel weight calculation formula

Octagonal Steel

  • Formula: length (m)×across width (mm)×across width (mm)×0.0065
Round Copper Rod weight calculation formula

Copper Rod

  • Formula: 0.00698×dia.(mm)×dia.(mm)×length(m)
Round Brass Rod weight calculation formula

Brass Rod

  • Formula: 0.00668×dia.(mm)×dia.(mm)×length(m)
Round Aluminum Rod weight calculation formula

Aluminum Rod

  • Formula: 0.0022×dia.(mm)×dia.(mm)×length(m)
Square Copper Rod weight calculation formula

Square Copper Rod

  • Formula: 0.0089×width(mm)×width(mm)×length(m)
Square Brass Rod weight calculation formula

Square Brass Rod

  • Formula: 0.0085×width(mm)×width(mm)×length(m)
Square Aluminum Rod weight calculation formula

Square Aluminum Rod

  • Formula: 0.0028×width(mm)×width(mm)×length(m)
Hexagonal Copper Rod weight calculation formula

Hexagonal Copper Rod

  • Formula: 0.0077×across width(mm)×across width(mm)×length(m)
Hexagonal Brass Rod weight calculation formula

Hexagonal Brass Rod

  • Formula: 0.00736×width(mm)×across width(mm)×length(m)
Hexagonal Aluminum Rod weight calculation formula

Hexagonal Aluminum Rod

  • Formula: 0.00242×across width(mm)×across width(mm)×length(m)
Aluminum Plate weight calculation formula

Aluminum Plate

  • Formula: 0.00171×thickness(mm)×width(mm)×length(m)
Round Aluminum Tube weight calculation formula

Aluminum Tube

  • Formula: 0.00879×thickness(mm)×(O.D(mm)-thickness(mm))×length(m)

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