Home » Shop » 45 x 2mm Mild Tube Steel ERW Round Tubing
£8.62 – £17.92 inc VAT
Hey there! Are you on a tight budget but still want a sturdy and versatile tube steel for your project? Then you might want to check out the 45mm diameter x 2mm wall Mild Tube Steel ERW Round Tubing by Speciality Metals. Not only is it cost-effective, but it also boasts excellent welding, forming, bending and machining abilities. Plus, its durability and recyclability make it an eco-friendly choice. With various lengths available, you can easily find the perfect fit for your needs. So, why not give this tube steel a try and see what it can do for your project?
45 x 2mm round tube steel 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 round 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.
When it comes to tube steel, the 45mm diameter x 2mm wall Mild Tube Steel ERW Round Tubing by Speciality Metals is a top choice that stands out for its impressive durability, versatility and cost effectiveness. Not only is this type of steel recyclable, making it an eco-friendly option, but it also boasts excellent welding, forming, bending and machining abilities. With various lengths available, this tube steel offers a wide range of possibilities for different projects and applications. Whether you’re looking for a reliable material for construction, manufacturing, or any other purpose, this tube steel option is a great choice that is sure to meet your needs.
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.
Hot-rolled and cold-rolled are two primary methods for producing tube steel, each with distinct characteristics. Hot-rolled steel is processed at temperatures typically above the steel’s recrystallisation point, allowing it to be shaped more easily. Once shaped, it cools naturally, leading to a rougher, scaly surface finish. This method may not always provide precise dimensions due to the high-temperature processing and natural cooling. As a result, hot-rolled steel is often less expensive and is commonly used in applications where exact shapes and tolerances aren’t vital, such as in construction.
On the other hand, cold-rolled steel is further processed at or near room temperature after the initial hot rolling and cooling. This additional processing gives it a smoother, more polished finish and better dimensional accuracy. Cold rolling can also increase the steel’s strength and hardness due to work hardening. While typically more expensive than hot-rolled steel, cold-rolled steel is preferred for applications demanding a better surface finish, tighter tolerances or specific mechanical properties, like automotive parts or certain machinery components.
Cleaning mild tube steel is crucial to maintain its appearance and prolong its lifespan. Start by removing loose dirt and debris using a soft cloth or brush. For more stubborn grime, a mixture of mild detergent and water can be applied using a soft sponge or cloth. Ensure to rinse thoroughly with clean water to remove any soap residue. If the steel shows signs of rust or oxidation, lightly scrubbing with a wire brush or fine-grade sandpaper can help. Always move in the direction of the grain to avoid scratching the surface. After cleaning, it’s advisable to dry the tube thoroughly to prevent moisture build-up, which can lead to rusting. If the environment is particularly corrosive, consider applying a protective coating or rust inhibitor after cleaning.
Mild tube steel can be used in marine environments, but it comes with challenges due to the highly corrosive nature of saltwater and salty air. The saline conditions can accelerate the rusting process of mild steel. If mild tube steel is to be used in such conditions, it’s crucial to implement protective measures. Applying high-quality marine-grade paint, galvanising or using protective coatings can offer some resistance against corrosion. Additionally, regular maintenance and inspection become imperative to ensure any onset of rust is dealt with promptly. For prolonged durability in marine settings, materials like stainless steel, especially the 316 grade, or aluminum might be more suitable due to their higher resistance to corrosion. If using mild steel is essential for specific reasons, be prepared for increased maintenance and protective measures to prolong its lifespan in marine conditions.
Check out our blog discussing ‘What is 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.
We are also very proud of our ever expanding YouTube channel.
Our goal for our blogs and help guides is to answer as many questions as possible to help to explain the possibilities of mesh to our customers. Contact us today if you have any questions at all. We are always really keen to help in any way that we can.
We are also very proud of our highly popular eBay store, check us out there too.
£16.49 – £44.99 inc VAT
£15.49 – £39.99 inc VAT
QUALITY METALS FOR CRAFT, HOBBY AND SPECIALIST TECHNICAL APPLICATIONS
Get in Touch
Unit 1, Farrell Street, Warrington,Cheshire, WA1 2WW, United Kingdom
Terms of Sale.
Website by Beech Web Services