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Common stud and track sizes

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Steel stud and track sizes

The building and construction industry have used metal framing studs and tracks for many years. Over this time common stud and track sizes have been developed to increase installation times and improve operator training. The stud track dimensions are common between manufactures of stud and track roll forming machines. Many machine manufactures offer automated production of steel stud and track dimensions through integrated software CAD CAM systems.

The manufacture and production of metal studs has become a high volume industry.  By nature the rollforming process allows for high volume and high accuracy sheet metal forming.  This technology is well suited for delivering repeatable steel stud and track dimensions at a mass produced state.  With automated punch presses forming lines can automatically change size requirements on the fly.  Integrated CAD CAM software connected to the front office allows companies to change orders without missing a beat.  Dimensional information is passed directly to the forming mill, cutt-off press and punch press to accommodate almost any demand made for stud and track construction materials.

What is the right dimensional size for stud and track framing components.

Having the right dimensional size for stud and track building products is half the battle.  Having the right design allowing for efficient use of a stud and track crimping tool is essential.  In the field use of this product is all about speed and simplicity.  Making sure that the stud to track connection works every time is part of the quality control process within the metal forming operation and fabrication of the stud and track sizes.  If a metal track size varies walls will become wavy, rooms won’t fit in to the dimensional plan and so on.  This simple requirement can have some very costly results in the field.

Steel stud and track size chart

Product Type

Material Width

Material Thickness

Lip Size

lbs./ft.

Stud 1.625 0.018 1.25 1.25
Stud 2.5 0.018 1.25 0.317
Stud 3.625 0.018 1.25 0.378
Stud 4 0.018 1.25 0.378
Stud 6 0.018 1.25 0.688
Track 1.625 0.018 1.25 0.26
Track 2.5 0.018 1.25 0.308
Track 3.625 0.018 1.25 0.378
Track 4 0.018 1.25 0.401
Track 6 0.018 1.25 0.524
Stud 1.625 0.0283 1.25 0.391
Stud 2.5 0.0283 1.25 0.473
Stud 3.625 0.0283 1.25 0.57
Stud 4 0.0283 1.25 0.61
Stud 6 0.0283 1.25 0.797
Track 1.625 0.0283 1.25 0.38
Track 2.5 0.283 1.25 0.463
Track 3.625 0.0283 1.25 0.556
Track 4 0.0283 1.25 0.602
Track 6 0.0283 1.25 0.787
Stud 1.625 0.0312 1.25 0.43
Stud 2.5 0.0312 1.25 0.519
Stud 3.625 0.0312 1.25 0.621
Stud 4 0.0312 1.25 0.672
Stud 6 0.0312 1.25 0.876
Track 1.625 0.0312 1.25 0.42
Track 2.5 0.0312 1.25 0.509
Track 3.625 0.0312 1.25 0.611
Track 4 0.0312 1.25 0.662
Track 6 0.0312 1.25 0.87
Channel 0.75 0.054   0.25
Channel 1.5 0.054   0.42
Structural 4 0.07 1.625 1.87
Structural 4 0.056 1.625 1.51
Structural 4 0.045 1.625 1.21
Structural 4 0.035 1.625 0.94
Structural 6 0.07 1.625 2.36
Structural 6 0.056 1.625 1.89
Structural 6 0.045 1.625 1.52
Structural 6 0.035 1.625 1.17
Structural 8 0.07 1.625 2.84
Structural 8 0.056 1.625 2.28
Structural 10 0.07 1.625 2.84
Structural 10 0.056 1.625 2.66
Structural 12 0.07 1.625 3.81
Structural 12 0.056 1.625 3.05

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