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If you’re searching for a durable and versatile option for your upcoming construction project, look no further than Speciality Metals’ square tube steel. Measuring 100mm x 100mm x 3mm and available in various lengths, this steel is the perfect solution for any building needs. Not only is it cost effective, but it’s also recyclable, making it an eco-friendly choice for any environmentally conscious builder. Plus, with excellent welding, forming, bending and machining abilities, this steel can be tailored to meet your specific requirements. Trust us when we say that you won’t be disappointed with the exceptional quality of this hollow mild steel square tube steel.
The Speciality Metals Company is one of the leading suppliers of mild steel square tube steel in the United Kingdom. Additionally, in addition to stocking only the best products, we provide the most helpful customer service by providing bespoke cutting and fast shipping.
Box sections, also known as mild steel hollow sections or ERW tubes, are widely used in a variety of applications. The durability of this material permits it to be used for a wide range of applications, including traffic signs, pipeline construction, automobile repair and as a structural steel.
When it comes to sturdy and reliable construction materials, square tube steel is always a top choice. Speciality Metals offers a 100mm x 100mm x 3mm hollow mild steel square tube steel in various lengths that is both durable and versatile. This cost-effective option can be utilized in a variety of applications and boasts excellent welding, forming, bending and machining abilities. What’s more, this square tube steel is also recyclable, making it an eco-friendly choice for those who are committed to sustainable practices. Whether you’re building a small structure or undertaking a large-scale project, investing in this high-quality steel is a smart choice for any professional.
Mild steel square tube box section is a quality strong metal product. However it is not rust proof and may do so over time. Please use galvanised or stainless steel if you need resistance to rust. If this metal tube does show signs off rust then simply get this off with WD40 or fine sanding.
The grade of plain steel that we have available has mechanical properties that provide excellent machinability, formability and weldability. Mild steel can be welded and it is also suitable for painting. Mild steel is a magnetic grade of metal. Magnets will stick to this sheet but it is not itself a magnet.
We also carry a wide range of mild steel sheet metal, angle iron and flat bar.
Speciality Metals is known to be the United Kingdom’s best up-and-coming small-quantity metal company.
Furthermore we stock a vast range of round tube options that compliment our mesh range perfectly.
Over 50,000 customers of Specialty Metals are provided with fast, friendly customer service every year. We’re the place to try when you need metal of any shape and size. We’re based in Warrington, UK. We pride ourselves on our rapid turnaround and a large range of options.
Yes, mild square tube steel is indeed magnetic. Mild steel, which is primarily composed of iron with a small percentage of carbon, retains the fundamental magnetic properties of iron. This makes it ferromagnetic, meaning it’s not only attracted to magnets but can also be magnetised itself. This characteristic distinguishes mild steel from some other metals or alloys, like stainless steel, where only specific types exhibit magnetic properties. The magnetic nature of mild square tube steel is utilized in various applications, especially in industries where magnetic induction or magnetic mounting is essential. It’s worth noting, however, that while mild steel’s magnetic properties can be an advantage in certain applications, it may be a disadvantage in others where magnetic interference could be a concern. Always consider the magnetic nature of mild steel when determining its suitability for a particular project or application.
Absolutely, mild square tube steel can be used outdoors, but there are considerations to bear in mind. The primary concern is the susceptibility of mild steel to corrosion when exposed to moisture and the elements. Without protection, the surface of the steel will oxidise, leading to rust formation which can weaken the material over time. To enhance its durability and longevity in outdoor settings, there are several preventive measures:
Galvanisation: This process coats the steel with a layer of zinc, which corrodes preferentially and thereby protects the underlying steel from rusting.
Painting: A proper primer and paint coat can act as a barrier, preventing moisture from reaching the steel surface. Regular inspections and touch-ups can ensure the paint remains effective.
Powder Coating: This offers a durable and protective finish, available in a variety of colors and is especially resistant to chipping and wear.
Sealants: Applying protective sealants can help shield the steel from moisture, though these might require reapplication over time.
When using mild square tube steel outdoors, it’s essential to consider the specific environment it will be exposed to. For instance, coastal areas with salty air can accelerate corrosion. Regular maintenance checks and protective measures are crucial to ensuring the steel remains robust and maintains its visual appeal. If appropriately protected and maintained, mild square tube steel can serve reliably in various outdoor applications for many years.
Galvanising is a process wherein a protective layer of zinc is applied to the surface of the steel, and it serves as a crucial method for safeguarding steel against the detrimental effects of corrosion. The protection offered by galvanising is twofold. Firstly, the zinc coating acts as a physical barrier, preventing environmental factors like moisture, oxygen and pollutants from directly contacting the steel. This is referred to as barrier protection.
Secondly, and more importantly, zinc provides what’s termed “sacrificial protection.” When the steel is exposed to corrosive elements, the zinc coating will corrode in preference to the underlying steel. This means the zinc sacrifices itself to protect the steel, thus the term “sacrificial anode.” Even if the coating is slightly damaged or scratched, exposing the steel beneath, the surrounding zinc will still provide protection by corroding first. This cathodic protection ensures that small areas of damage or imperfection in the coating don’t immediately compromise the integrity of the steel component.
The result of galvanising is a considerable extension of the steel’s lifespan, especially in environments where rust and corrosion are prevalent concerns. Over time, the zinc may form a patina, a protective zinc carbonate layer resulting from its exposure to the atmosphere, which further enhances the steel’s resistance to corrosion.
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