Home » Shop » 60mm Width x 5mm Thick Mild Steel Bar Flat Metal Section
£2.99 – £18.97 inc VAT
Have you been searching for a durable and versatile steel bar flat to use in your next project? Look no further than the 60mm width x 5mm thick mild steel bar flat metal section by Speciality Metals. This UK supply is available in various lengths and is not only cost effective but also has fantastic welding, forming, bending and machining abilities. Plus, being both recyclable and malleable, this steel bar flat is a great choice for those looking to create sustainable and customised designs. So why wait? Choose the high-quality steel bar flat that you can trust for your next project and get started today with Speciality Metals.
Our mild steel bar 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.
If you’re looking for a durable and versatile flat metal section, Speciality Metals offers 60mm width x 5mm thickness mild steel bar flat in the UK. With a variety of lengths available, this cost-effective product boasts excellent welding, forming, bending and machining capabilities, and is recyclable and malleable as well. For both manufacturing and construction projects, this steel bar flat section is sure to provide the strength and versatility you need. For your project needs, Speciality Metals delivers quality steel products.
Speciality Metals are the best suppliers for you because:
We also carry a wide range of mild steel sheet metal, angle iron and round tube.
Yes, mild steel bar flat strips are magnetic. Mild steel, also known as carbon steel or plain-carbon steel, is an iron alloy containing a small percentage of carbon, typically no more than 0.3%. This type of steel is characterised by its ferromagnetic properties. Ferromagnetism is the basic mechanism by which certain materials form permanent magnets or are attracted to magnets. Mild steel’s magnetic properties arise from its iron content, as iron is a naturally magnetic element. This is why mild steel is commonly used in many applications that require magnetic properties, such as electromagnetic devices, motors and transformers. However, it’s worth noting that while mild steel is magnetic, other steel types, especially those with high amounts of chromium or nickel, like stainless steel, might not exhibit the same magnetic qualities.
Mild steel bar flat strips can be used outdoors, but there are important considerations to keep in mind. Mild steel, being a form of carbon steel, is susceptible to corrosion when exposed to the elements, especially moisture. Over time, if left untreated, it can rust, which may compromise its appearance, strength and integrity.
For outdoor applications, it’s crucial to protect mild steel from these environmental effects. Common protection methods include:
Painting: Applying a layer of primer followed by one or more top coats of paint can provide a physical barrier, preventing moisture and air from reaching the steel surface. This not only adds an aesthetic appeal but also offers protection from corrosion.
Galvanization: This process involves coating the steel with a layer of zinc. When the zinc reacts with the atmosphere, it forms a protective layer of zinc carbonate, which shields the underlying steel from corrosion.
Powder Coating: A dry finishing process where a protective and decorative layer of fine powder material is applied to the steel surface. Once applied, the coated steel is cured under heat to form a hard, protective “skin.”
Use of Protective Sealants: Products like rust inhibitors or sealants can be applied to the steel surface, providing an added layer of protection against moisture and corrosion.
Regular Maintenance: Periodically checking the steel for signs of wear, chipping or rust can help you address potential issues early. Reapplying protective coatings when necessary can extend the life of the mild steel when used outdoors.
Yes, you can drill holes into mild steel flat strips. Mild steel, being a relatively soft type of carbon steel, can be drilled into with standard metalworking tools. However, to achieve clean and precise holes, there are certain steps and precautions you should follow:
Mark the Location: Before you start drilling, mark the exact location where you want to drill the hole using a punch or sharp-pointed tool. This creates a small indentation which helps to guide the drill bit and prevents it from “wandering” when you begin drilling.
Choose the Right Drill Bit: Use a high-speed steel (HSS) drill bit or a cobalt drill bit, both of which are suitable for drilling into metals. The bit should be sharp; a dull bit can cause the steel to overheat or result in uneven holes.
Lubricate: Applying cutting fluid or lubricant helps to cool the drilling area, making the process smoother and extending the life of your drill bit.
Use a Drill Press (if available): While hand drills can be used, a drill press provides more stability and accuracy, especially for multiple or precision holes.
Start Slow: Begin drilling at a slow speed to create a starting groove. Once the bit is securely in the steel, you can gradually increase the speed.
Apply Steady Pressure: Use consistent and steady pressure while drilling. Too much force can break the drill bit or cause it to get stuck, while too little force can make the drilling process inefficient.
Clear Chips: Periodically retract the drill bit to clear away the metal chips. This helps to prevent the bit from jamming and reduces heat buildup.
Safety First: Always wear safety glasses to protect your eyes from metal chips. Using gloves can also help protect your hands, but ensure they don’t get caught in the drill.
Deburr the Hole: After drilling, there might be sharp edges or burrs around the hole. You can use a larger drill bit to lightly deburr the hole or employ a deburring tool or file.
Check out our recent article ‘Everything You Need to Know About Bright Mild Steel Flat Bar’ for a deeper dive into steel metal strip.
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.
We are also very proud of our ever expanding YouTube channel.
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.
Thank you for checking out our product.
£6.04 – £17.60 inc VAT
£5.42 – £15.56 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