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When it comes to sourcing durable and versatile flat steel bars, the range offered by Speciality Metals won’t disappoint. Available in various lengths and dimensions, these solid metal sections offer great welding, forming, bending and machining abilities, making them a popular choice across a range of industries. Not only are they cost-effective, but they’re also fully recyclable, making them an eco-friendly option. Thanks to their malleability, these flat steel bars can be easily shaped to meet your specific requirements. So whether you’re looking for a reliable material for your next construction or manufacturing project, turn to Speciality Metals for quality flat steel bars that won’t let you down.
Our mild flat steel bars are available in S275 grade. Engineers and contractors use flat bar extensively in the manufacture of support braces, latches, mechanical parts, industrial tools, etc., as well as for many DIY projects.
For those in need of sturdy and reliable steel material, the mild steel flat bar offers a versatile solution. As a popular choice in the construction and manufacturing industries, this steel strip provides a solid foundation for various structures and machinery. With its uniform width and thickness, the mild steel flat bar offers consistent strength and durability for a wide range of applications.
As a result of its good to excellent formability, mild steel flat bar can easily be joined by welding processes or by means of fixings such as rivets, bolts and screws.
Whenever you need durable and versatile flat steel bars, Speciality Metals is the place to go. Solid metal sections come in a variety of lengths and dimensions and are great for welding, forming, bending and machining, making them an industry favorite. In addition to being cost-effective, they are also fully recyclable, making them an eco-friendly option. The malleability of these flat steel bars allows them to be easily shaped to meet your specific needs. Our quality flat steel bars will not let you down no matter what your project is, so whether your next construction or manufacturing project requires a reliable material, Speciality Metals can help.
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We also carry a wide range of mild steel sheet metal, angle iron and round tube.
Yes, there are several coatings available that can significantly improve the lifespan of mild flat steel bars by protecting them against corrosion, wear and other environmental factors. Here are some of the most common coatings and treatments:
Galvanising: This process involves dipping the steel into molten zinc to form a protective zinc coating. This coating acts as a barrier and also provides cathodic protection, meaning the zinc will corrode before the steel does, thus prolonging the steel’s lifespan.
Painting: Regular paint, when applied after proper surface preparation, can act as a barrier against moisture and other corrosive agents. For more robust protection, specially formulated paints like epoxy-based or zinc-rich paints can be used.
Powder Coating: This is a dry finishing process where a powdered paint is electrostatically applied and then cured under heat. It results in a durable, uniform and attractive finish on the steel.
E-Coating (Electrophoretic Coating): This method involves immersing the steel into a bath of organic paint particles and applying an electric current. The current attracts the paint particles to the steel surface, resulting in a uniform coating.
Chromate Coating: Mostly used for galvanised steel, it offers an additional protection layer against corrosion.
Phosphate Coating: This provides a crystalline conversion film on the steel, enhancing its paint adhesion properties and resistance to corrosion.
Oiling: A thin layer of oil can be applied to prevent direct contact of steel with moisture and air. While it’s a temporary solution, regular oiling can offer basic protection, especially for stored steel.
Bluing: This is a controlled oxidation process that results in a blue-black finish on the steel, providing limited protection against rust.
Black Oxide: This treatment gives steel a uniform black finish, enhancing its appearance and providing a mild resistance to corrosion.
Mild flat steel bars, owing to the inherent properties of mild steel, possess a certain level of ductility and malleability, making them relatively resistant to impacts compared to harder, more brittle metals. Their elasticity allows them to absorb and distribute the energy from sudden forces or blows over a broader area, preventing immediate breakage or fracturing. However, while they can withstand moderate impacts without cracking, they might deform or bend upon strong collision or force. It’s this combination of strength and flexibility that often makes mild steel a preferred choice for construction and manufacturing, where some degree of impact resistance is beneficial. Nonetheless, for applications that require high resistance to impact or wear, other materials or treatments might be more suitable. The specific resistance of a mild flat steel bar will also depend on factors like its thickness, quality and any treatments or coatings it might have received.
Whenever you’re working with metal materials, including mild flat steel bars, several health and safety concerns should be addressed:
Cuts and Abrasions: The edges of freshly cut or sheared steel bars can be extremely sharp. It’s easy to get cuts or scrapes when handling them without proper gloves.
Heavy Weight: Steel bars can be quite heavy, especially in long lengths or large cross-sections. Incorrect manual handling can lead to musculoskeletal injuries. Use mechanical aids or ensure multiple persons are available for lifting and moving these bars.
Eye Protection: When cutting, grinding or welding steel bars, there’s always a risk of flying debris or sparks, which can cause severe eye injuries. Always wear safety goggles or face shields as appropriate.
Welding Fumes: If you’re welding steel bars, be aware that welding can produce harmful fumes. Proper ventilation is essential, and in some cases, you might need respiratory protection.
Noise: Activities like cutting, grinding or hammering on steel bars can produce significant noise, which can damage hearing over time. Ear protection is advisable when working in loud environments.
Heat: Processes like welding or even prolonged grinding can make steel extremely hot, posing a burn risk. Always allow freshly worked steel to cool or ensure it’s cool to the touch before handling.
Chemical Exposure: If the steel bars have been treated or coated with chemicals, there’s potential exposure when cutting or welding. It’s essential to be aware of the specific materials used on the steel and take precautions accordingly.
Falling Objects: In a setting where steel bars are stored vertically or at height, there’s a risk of them falling and causing injury. Proper storage and handling techniques are crucial.
Tetanus Risk: While mild steel itself isn’t a direct risk, any deep cuts or punctures from dirty metal objects can introduce tetanus bacteria into the body. Ensure that your tetanus vaccinations are up-to-date if working regularly with metals.
Check out our recent article ‘Everything You Need to Know About Bright Mild Steel Flat Bar’ for a deeper dive into steel metal strip.
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