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Hey there! Are you in need of some square steel tubing for your next project? Look no further than the 50mm x 50mm x 2.5mm Hollow Mild Steel Square Steel Tubing by Speciality Metals. With various lengths available, this tubing is not only durable and versatile but also cost effective. Plus, it’s recyclable, so you can feel good about your eco-friendly choices. The excellent welding, forming, bending and machining abilities make this tubing a reliable choice for any job. Give it a try and see for yourself – you won’t be disappointed!
The Speciality Metals Company is one of the leading suppliers of mild square steel tubing 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. The durability of this material permits it to be used for a wide range of applications, including traffic signs, pipeline construction, automobile repair and as a structural steel.
When it comes to construction projects, opting for square steel tubing is the way to go. Speciality Metals offers 50mm x 50mm x 2.5mm hollow mild steel square steel tubing in various lengths. Not only is it durable, but also versatile and cost-effective. You can use it for a variety of applications, from building outdoor structures to creating frames for indoor furniture. Plus, it’s recyclable, making it an eco-friendly choice. The tubing also boasts excellent welding, forming, bending and machining abilities, allowing you to create intricate designs and shapes with ease.
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.
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.
No, mild square steel tubing is not inherently resistant to corrosion. Mild steel, which has low carbon content, is susceptible to rust when exposed to moisture and oxygen. Over time, if left unprotected, mild steel will corrode, leading to rust formation.
However, there are ways to protect mild square steel tubing from corrosion:
Painting: Applying a coat of paint can act as a barrier between the steel and the corrosive elements in the environment.
Galvanisation: This is a process where the steel tubing is coated with a protective layer of zinc. The zinc corrodes preferentially, offering protection to the steel beneath it.
Powder Coating: This is a dry finishing process that uses a polymer resin-based powder to provide a protective and decorative finish.
Oil or Wax: Applying oil or wax can provide short-term protection, especially for indoor applications or in environments where moisture exposure is minimal.
Cathodic Protection: This is a technique used primarily for buried or submerged steel structures, where a sacrificial anode is used to protect the steel from corrosion.
Using Corrosion Inhibitors: These are chemicals that, when added to the environment, reduce the rate of corrosion.
For applications where corrosion resistance is crucial, other materials like stainless steel, aluminum or galvanised steel might be more suitable. If using mild steel, it’s essential to consider the environment where the tubing will be used and take appropriate measures to protect it from corrosion.
Yes, you can drill into mild square steel tubing. Mild steel, due to its relatively low carbon content, is more ductile and malleable than higher-carbon steels, making it easier to drill. To achieve clean and precise holes, it’s essential to use the right tools and techniques. A sharp high-speed steel (HSS) drill bit or a cobalt bit is suitable for drilling mild steel. Before drilling, mark the exact spot where you want the hole to ensure accuracy. Using a center punch will help in preventing the drill bit from wandering. Lubricating the drill bit with cutting oil can reduce heat buildup and prolong the life of the bit. While drilling, apply steady pressure and ensure that the drill bit remains perpendicular to the surface for a straight hole. Once the hole is drilled, deburring the edges with a file or deburring tool can remove any sharp edges or burrs left behind. Always ensure you’re using safety equipment, such as safety glasses and gloves, while drilling to avoid any accidents.
The cost of mild square steel tubing is influenced by a variety of factors including global steel market conditions, regional demand and supply dynamics, size specifications and the thickness of the tubing. Generally speaking, mild steel is one of the more affordable types of steel, making its tubing relatively cost-effective, especially when compared to alloys with higher carbon content or other metals like stainless steel or aluminum. However, “expensive” can be subjective and depends on the application and the budget of the project. While mild square steel tubing offers good value due to its strength, weldability and malleability, one should also consider potential additional costs for protection against corrosion, especially if the tubing is to be used in moisture-prone environments. Purchasing in bulk or sourcing from regions with lower production costs might offer cost savings. Always comparing prices from different suppliers and considering the total project costs, including fabrication and maintenance, will give a clearer picture of its expense relative to alternatives.
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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