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Are you on the lookout for a high-quality steel box section that is both durable and versatile? Look no further than the Mild Steel Box Section Steel Square Tube by Speciality Metals. Available in various lengths, this cost-effective option is an excellent choice for a wide range of applications. Not only is it strong and sturdy, but it also boasts excellent welding, forming, bending and machining abilities. And the best part? It’s completely recyclable! Trust us, you won’t be disappointed with this top-of-the-line steel box section.
The Speciality Metals Company is one of the leading suppliers of mild steel box section 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 and come in both round and rectangular options.
For those seeking a durable, versatile and cost-effective solution for their construction or manufacturing needs, look no further than the Mild Steel Box Section Steel Square Tube by Speciality Metals. Measuring 25mm x 25mm x 2mm and available in various lengths, this steel box section is a highly sought after commodity. A major selling point for this product is its recyclability, making it an eco-friendly option for those with sustainability in mind. What sets this steel box section apart from the rest is its excellent welding, forming, bending and machining abilities, making it a go-to for those seeking precise and custom shapes. With all these benefits, it’s no wonder that this product has become a staple in the industry.
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.
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Yes, mild steel box section square tubes can be welded. Mild steel is one of the most weldable materials, making it a popular choice for various applications that require welding. Here’s a brief breakdown of welding these tubes:
Preparation: Before welding, ensure the surfaces to be welded are clean and free from contaminants like paint, rust or dirt. This will ensure a stronger and cleaner weld.
Welding Position: Depending on the construction or fabrication requirement, welding can be done in different positions – flat, horizontal, vertical or overhead. Each position may require specific techniques or adjustments to the welding equipment.
Post-weld Treatment: After welding, it’s advisable to clean the weld area of any slag (for stick welding) or spatter. If the welded object is intended for outdoor use or a corrosive environment, consider applying a protective coating to the weld area to prevent rusting.
Safety: Always use appropriate safety equipment, including welding helmets, gloves and protective clothing. Ensure the work area is well-ventilated to prevent the inhalation of harmful fumes.
Strength Considerations: When properly done, a weld on a mild steel box section square tube can be as strong as the tube itself. However, the strength of the weld can depend on the welding method used, the quality of the weld and the skill of the welder.
Preventing rust and prolonging the life of mild steel box section tubes involves a combination of protective measures and regular maintenance. Here are some steps and considerations to help ensure your steel tubes last longer:
Protection Against Physical Damage:
Use of Rust Inhibitors:
Regularly Replace Protective Coatings:
Galvanising is the process of applying a protective zinc coating to steel to prevent rusting. The most prevalent method for this is hot-dip galvanising, wherein the steel object is submerged in a bath of molten zinc. When the fabricated mild steel box section tube is immersed, the zinc forms a protective layer that’s metallurgically bonded to the steel, providing durable and robust protection against corrosion.
There are several considerations when galvanising after fabrication:
Preparation: For effective galvanisation, the steel’s surface must be thoroughly cleaned to remove any dirt, grease or scale. This is typically achieved through a series of treatments, including degreasing, pickling (acid cleaning) and fluxing.
Venting & Draining: When fabricating items meant for post-fabrication galvanising, it’s essential to ensure proper hole placements to allow gases to escape during the dipping process and for the molten zinc to drain. Otherwise, trapped air can lead to explosions or imperfect coating.
Size & Geometry: The size of the fabricated item should be compatible with the dimensions of the galvanising bath. Also, some intricate or closed designs may pose challenges in ensuring the zinc penetrates all areas or drains correctly.
Distortion: Due to the high temperatures involved in hot-dip galvanising, there’s potential for distortion, especially with thinner materials or complex structures. It’s crucial to be aware of this and take preventive measures during the fabrication stage.
Finish & Aesthetics: The finished appearance of hot-dip galvanised steel can vary based on the steel’s chemical composition, the cooling rate and other factors. If a consistent finish is vital, additional processes, such as sandblasting or painting over the galvanised layer, might be considered.
Longevity: Galvanising after fabrication significantly enhances the life expectancy of the mild steel box section tubes, especially in environments prone to corrosion.
Check out our blog discussing what is a steel box section. It will prove a useful read to help you to make an informed decision on which material would work best for you.
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