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If you’re looking for a durable and versatile steel section, Speciality Metals has got you covered! Their 30mm Width x 10mm Flat Bar Mild Steel Section is just what you need. It’s available in various lengths and is cost-effective, making it the perfect solution for a variety of projects. Plus, this steel section boasts great welding, forming, bending and machining abilities. Not to mention, it’s recyclable and malleable, making it an eco-friendly option for those in search of sustainable materials. With its 10mm flat bar design, this steel section is sure to hold up against any project you throw its way.
Our 10mm flat bar mild steel metal sections 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.
Those seeking durability, versatility and cost effectiveness will find the Speciality Metals 30mm Width x 10mm Flat Bar Mild Steel Section an excellent choice when it comes to building sturdy and reliable structures. A wide range of lengths are available, making this steel section incredibly malleable and easy to work with, boasting excellent welding, forming, bending and machining capabilities. This environmentally friendly option does not compromise on quality or functionality due to its recyclable nature. It offers stability and strength due to its 10mm thick flat bar design, making it ideal for a range of construction projects.
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We also carry a wide range of mild steel sheet metal, angle iron and round tube.
Mild steel, including 10mm flat bars, has limited resistance to many corrosive chemicals. While it can withstand some chemicals, it is particularly vulnerable to oxidation when exposed to moisture, leading to rust. This susceptibility is further exacerbated in saltwater conditions. When it comes to strong acids, mild steel is generally not resistant and can corrode rapidly. Similarly, while it handles bases better than acids, prolonged exposure, especially to strong alkalis, can induce corrosion. The steel’s reaction to organic chemicals can vary widely, with some having little effect and others, especially oxidising agents, causing damage. However, the resistance of mild steel can be enhanced through treatments like painting, galvanisation, or other coatings, which provide a protective barrier against chemical agents. Additionally, the steel’s corrosion rate can be influenced by environmental factors, such as temperature and moisture. For those considering mild steel for chemically-rich environments, it’s crucial to assess the specific chemicals present and consider treatments or alternative materials if needed.
Mild steel, regardless of its form as a 10mm flat bar or otherwise, typically contains a relatively low carbon content compared to other types of steel. The carbon content in mild steel generally ranges between 0.05% to 0.25% by weight. This low carbon content is what gives mild steel its name and characterises its properties, making it more malleable and ductile compared to high-carbon steels. The exact carbon content can vary based on the manufacturer and the specific requirements of a given application. While mild steel’s low carbon concentration makes it easier to weld, shape and form, it also results in reduced tensile strength when compared to higher carbon steels. However, the advantage is that it’s less prone to brittleness and can be used in a variety of applications, from construction to manufacturing. If a specific carbon percentage is required for a project, it’s always a good idea to consult with the steel provider or manufacturer.
Yes, mild steel flat bars can indeed be galvanised. Galvanisation is the process of applying a protective zinc coating to steel or iron to prevent rusting. Given that mild steel is prone to corrosion when exposed to the elements, galvanising offers an effective way to enhance its longevity and resistance to the environment. The most common method for galvanising is hot-dip galvanisation, wherein the steel is submerged in a bath of molten zinc. Once the steel is removed from the bath, the zinc reacts with the oxygen in the air, forming a protective zinc oxide layer on the steel’s surface. This layer acts as a barrier, protecting the underlying steel from moisture and preventing the onset of rust. Galvanised mild steel flat bars are often chosen for outdoor or industrial applications where the steel is exposed to harsh conditions, as the galvanisation provides both durability and extended service life.
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