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If you’re looking for a durable and versatile material for your next project, look no further than Speciality Metals’ round steel tubing. With dimensions of 22.22mm diameter x 1.5mm wall and available in various lengths, this ERW round tube is not only cost effective, but also recyclable. Plus, its excellent welding, forming, bending and machining abilities make it a breeze to work with. So whether you’re building a sturdy support structure or crafting a unique piece of furniture, round steel tubing from Speciality Metals is the way to go.
22.22 x 1.5mm round steel tubing is 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 when steel strip is welded 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.
Round steel tubing is a durable and versatile product that can be found in various lengths and sizes. Speciality Metals produces a 22.22mm x 1.5mm ERW round tube that is cost-effective and available in various lengths. The tubing has excellent welding, forming, bending and machining abilities, making it a top choice in a variety of industries. Additionally, the tubing is recyclable, making it an environmentally-friendly option. When looking for a reliable and cost-effective product, round steel tubing from Speciality Metals is the perfect choice. Its ability to withstand wear and tear while remaining versatile in its applications makes it an essential product for any project.
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 tubing, by its inherent characteristics, is vulnerable to corrosion, especially when exposed to acidic or alkaline environments. When mild steel comes into contact with substances with high or low pH levels, the rate of corrosion usually increases, leading to a quicker breakdown of the material.
In acidic environments, the iron in the steel reacts with the acid, producing iron salts and often releasing hydrogen gas. On the other hand, in alkaline conditions, the corrosion mechanisms might differ, but the net effect remains detrimental to the steel. For applications where mild steel tubing will be exposed to such conditions, protective measures are essential. This might include applying coatings or linings like epoxy, paint or galvanization, which act as barriers against the corrosive substances.
However, even with protective measures in place, mild steel is generally not the preferred material for long-term exposure to harsh acidic or alkaline conditions. Instead, more resistant materials like stainless steel, plastic or specific alloys might be more appropriate for such scenarios. In conclusion, while mild round steel tubing can be used in acidic or alkaline settings with proper protections, for prolonged or intense exposures, more corrosion-resistant alternatives are often more suitable and cost-effective in the long run.
Mild steel, often referred to simply as carbon steel, is characterised by its relatively low carbon content. In mild round steel tubing, the carbon content typically ranges between 0.05% to 0.25% by weight. This modest amount of carbon ensures that the steel remains soft and malleable, making it easier to shape, weld and fabricate compared to higher carbon steels. The low carbon content also impacts its mechanical properties, giving mild steel a lower tensile strength than high carbon steels but making it more ductile and less brittle. This balance of properties has made mild steel a popular choice for a wide array of applications, from construction to automotive parts. However, it’s worth noting that the exact carbon content can vary slightly based on the specific manufacturer and intended use of the tubing. Always refer to the steel grade specifications or consult the manufacturer for precise carbon content when it’s a critical factor for a specific application.
Yes, mild round steel tubing, like any material, has its limitations. Understanding these limitations is essential for ensuring the safety, longevity and performance of structures or systems that employ this material. Here are some of the primary limitations:
Corrosion Susceptibility: Mild steel is prone to rusting and corrosion when exposed to moisture and oxygen. Unlike stainless steel, which has chromium that forms a protective oxide layer, mild steel lacks this inherent corrosion resistance. Proper protective coatings or treatments are required to mitigate this, especially in humid or corrosive environments.
Lower Tensile Strength: Compared to high-carbon steels or alloy steels, mild steel has a lower tensile strength. While it’s sufficient for many applications, it’s not ideal for scenarios where extreme strength is required.
Limited Hardness: Due to its low carbon content, mild steel cannot be hardened to the extent that high-carbon steels can through heat treatment processes. This means that for applications requiring high wear resistance, mild steel may not be the best choice.
Welding Considerations: While mild steel is generally easy to weld, the welding process can introduce stress and potential weak points if not done correctly. Proper welding techniques and post-weld treatments are essential to maintain the integrity of the welded joint.
Fatigue Limit: When subjected to repeated cyclic loading, mild steel, like other metals, can suffer from fatigue. Over time, cyclic stresses can cause the material to crack and eventually fail, even if the stresses are below the material’s yield strength.
Performance in Extreme Environments: Mild steel isn’t suitable for highly acidic or alkaline environments without protective coatings. Additionally, it may not perform as well as other materials under extreme temperatures.
Magnetic Properties: Mild steel is ferromagnetic, which means it’s attracted to magnets. This property can be a limitation in specific applications where magnetic neutrality is required.
When selecting materials for a project, it’s essential to consider the specific requirements and limitations of each option. While mild round steel tubing is versatile and cost-effective, it’s crucial to ensure that its properties align with the demands of the intended application. If ever in doubt, consulting with a materials engineer or specialist can provide valuable insights.
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