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Looking for a cost-effective yet durable solution for your metal tubing needs? Look no further than Speciality Metals’ 12mm x 1mm Mild Steel Metal Tubing. With its excellent welding, forming, bending and machining abilities, this versatile tubing can conquer any fabrication challenge you throw its way. Available in various lengths and fully recyclable, this ERW Round Tube is not only practical, but also eco-friendly. Plus, its durability means you won’t have to worry about constant repairs and replacements. Trust us, this metal tubing is the perfect fit for all your fabrication projects.
12 x 1mm round mild steel metal tubing used in many structural and engineering applications. The size refers to the outside diameter and then the thickness of the wall.
ERW means Electric Resistance Welded. ERW tube is made by welding a steel strip to form a tube shape. The tube is continuously seam welded which means that there is a neat weld running along the inside of the tube.
Mild steel round tube is widely used in a variety of applications and also comes in both square and rectangular options.
When it comes to metal tubing, having a product that is versatile and durable is essential. The 12 x 1mm Mild Steel Metal Tubing ERW Round Tube by Speciality Metals meets both of these requirements and more. With excellent welding, forming, bending and machining abilities, this metal tubing can be used in a variety of applications and industries. This product also comes in various lengths to meet the unique needs of each project. Furthermore, the fact that it is recyclable makes it a sustainable choice. Not only is this metal tubing durable and versatile, but it is also cost effective, making it an ideal choice for projects that require high-quality materials without breaking the bank.
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.
We also carry a wide range of mild steel sheet metal, angle iron and flat bar.
Mild steel is a quality strong metal. 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 of rust then simply remove this 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’s 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.
Mild steel round tubes offer a broad range of uses due to their strength and formability. However, their lifespan is contingent on various factors. Inherently susceptible to corrosion, their longevity can be drastically reduced when exposed to moist or corrosive environments. Without any protective measures, such as galvanising, powder coating or painting, mild steel tubes can begin to rust within a few years of exposure to the elements. On the other hand, with proper protection and maintenance, these tubes can effectively resist corrosion and last for several decades. Additionally, their lifespan is influenced by factors like the physical stresses they’re subjected to, their application, and the conditions of their environment. In indoor settings or dry climates, where they are less exposed to moisture, their lifespan can be considerably extended. In conclusion, while mild steel round tubes have a natural predisposition to corrode, with appropriate care and preventive measures, they can serve their purpose effectively for an extended period.
Mild steel round tubes can indeed be utilized underground, but their application demands careful consideration. The inherent susceptibility of mild steel to corrosion becomes particularly pronounced when exposed to the moisture and varied pH levels typical of soil environments. Protective measures, such as galvanisation or bituminous coatings, are essential to shield these tubes from early degradation. When planning underground installations, it’s also crucial to account for the structural pressures exerted by the overlying soil, ensuring that the tubes possess the necessary strength and wall thickness. Moreover, areas prone to waterlogging can amplify corrosion risks, making adequate drainage a significant consideration. Although these tubes can serve various underground applications, from conduits to structural supports, periodic inspections and maintenance are imperative to ensure their longevity. For projects requiring extended durability with minimal upkeep, alternatives like PVC or stainless steel might be more suitable, given their enhanced resistance to corrosion.
Mild steel round tubes exhibit specific reactions when exposed to temperature fluctuations. As with most metals, mild steel expands when heated and contracts when cooled. This thermal expansion and contraction are linear and predictable, making it an important consideration in engineering and construction, especially when these tubes are used in environments with significant temperature variations. Extreme temperature changes can also impact the material’s mechanical properties. At very high temperatures, mild steel can lose some of its tensile strength and become more malleable, while at extremely cold temperatures, it can become more brittle and less ductile. This susceptibility to temperature-induced brittleness can make it less suitable for applications in extremely cold climates without proper treatment or alloying. In essence, while mild steel round tubes are versatile and robust, understanding their behavior under temperature changes is crucial for ensuring their longevity and optimal performance in specific applications.
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