IPE is the short form for bar shaped building elements or beams with parallel internal surface of the flanges and dimensions according to EN 10365. Their product tolerances are characterized through EN 10034: 1993.
A stainless steel beam can be either built up by welding together its single components or it is hot rolled or extruded. Upper and lower horizontal part of the beam is called flange, the connecting vertical middle part is called web. The most common version in that product group is the standard IPE profile. The lighter versions IPE AAAA till A and the heavier IPE O are used much more seldom.
IPE stainless steel beams are used in commerce and industry but also in machinery and equipment building. The use of stainless steel profiles is characterized by a high flexibility of composition and a fast and cost reduced construction (through the possibility of prefabrication in the steel production). Stainless steel profiles are produced mainly from scrap and can be recycled again after utilization so new resources can be conserved.