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Looking for a durable, versatile and cost-effective solution to all your steel needs? Look no further than the 90mm x 90mm x 3mm Mild Steel Box Tubing Hollow Section by Speciality Metals. Available in various lengths, this product brings you all the benefits of steel in a convenient, hollow form. And when it comes to working with steel, this tubing has got you covered. With excellent welding, forming, bending and machining abilities, you can be sure that your project will be a success. Plus, with its recyclable properties, it’s an environmentally friendly choice too. Choose steel box tubing for your next project and see the difference it can make!
Speciality Metals is one of the leading suppliers of mild steel box 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.
Steel box tubing is a highly versatile and durable option for a wide range of industrial applications. The 90mm x 90mm x 3mm Mild Steel Box Tubing Hollow Section offered by Speciality Metals is available in various lengths and offers excellent welding, forming, bending and machining abilities. It is a cost-effective option that is also environmentally friendly since it is recyclable. Its durability and versatility make it ideal for use in construction, agriculture, automotive and other industries. Furthermore, it is a low-maintenance option that can withstand harsh weather conditions and extreme temperatures without corroding or rusting. For those looking for a reliable option, Mild Steel Box Tubing is an excellent choice.
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.
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Furthermore we stock a vast range of round tube options that compliment our mesh range perfectly.
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Steel box tubing, especially mild steel box tubing, is often employed for decorative purposes in various settings due to its versatility, durability and sleek appearance.
In interior design and architecture, steel box tubing can be fashioned into stylish furniture pieces, from minimalist coffee tables to modernist chairs, blending seamlessly with contemporary aesthetics. Its geometric form lends itself to clean lines and structures, fitting perfectly within urban and industrial-themed spaces.
Outside the confines of interiors, steel box tubing is used to create decorative outdoor installations, fences and railings. When combined with materials like glass or wood, it can serve as a contrasting element, bringing an edgy yet sophisticated touch to the design.
Another advantage of steel box tubing is its adaptability in terms of finishing. It can be painted in any color to suit the theme of the space, powder coated for a durable and vibrant finish, or even polished for a refined look. The material can also be left raw or treated to develop a patina over time, providing a rustic and industrial charm.
Artists and sculptors have also embraced steel box tubing for abstract installations and sculptures, appreciating its durability and the starkness of its form.
Furthermore, with the trend of repurposing and upcycling, DIY enthusiasts are using steel box tubing in various creative ways, from lamp stands to wall art.
Physical Injury: The edges of freshly cut steel tubing can be sharp, posing a risk of cuts and abrasions. Lifting or transporting heavy lengths of steel tubing can also result in musculoskeletal injuries if not done properly.
Welding and Cutting Hazards: When welding or cutting steel box tubing, workers are exposed to intense light, which can damage the eyes if proper eyewear isn’t used. Welding can also produce harmful fumes that may be hazardous when inhaled. Proper ventilation is crucial, as are welding masks and other personal protective equipment (PPE).
Fire Risk: The processes of welding, cutting or grinding steel can produce sparks, which may ignite flammable materials nearby.
Noise: Cutting, grinding and other fabrication processes can be noisy and may pose a risk to hearing over time. It’s advisable to wear hearing protection in these settings.
Chemical Exposure: If the steel tubing is coated or treated with certain chemicals (e.g., paints, solvents or rust inhibitors), workers may be exposed to these substances during cutting or welding. These can be harmful when inhaled or upon skin contact.
Vibration: Tools used in cutting, grinding or polishing can produce vibrations, which may cause hand-arm vibration syndrome (HAVS) if workers are exposed for extended periods without proper protection.
Collapse or Falling Objects: Improperly stored or stacked steel tubing can collapse, posing a risk of injury. It’s vital to store them correctly, ensuring that stacks are stable and not too high.
Thermal Burns: Freshly welded or cut steel retains heat and can cause burns upon contact. It’s essential to allow recently worked materials to cool or to handle them with appropriate PPE.
Respiratory Hazards: Fine dust and particulates can be generated during grinding or cutting, which may be harmful when inhaled. Wearing appropriate masks or respirators and ensuring proper ventilation is crucial.
Electrical Hazards: If welding equipment is not correctly grounded or if it’s used in damp conditions, there’s a risk of electrical shocks.
1. Steel to Wood:
Bolting or Screwing: Drill holes into the steel tubing and wood. Use bolts with washers and nuts or appropriate wood screws. This method ensures a strong mechanical connection.
Brackets and Connectors: There are various metal connectors and brackets available that can join steel to wood. These connectors are typically bolted or screwed onto both materials.
Adhesives: For non-structural connections, certain strong adhesives or construction glues can bond steel to wood. However, this is less secure than mechanical fasteners.
2. Steel to Plastic:
Bolting: Much like the wood, you can drill holes into both the steel and the plastic (assuming the plastic is thick and durable enough) and then bolt them together.
Brackets: Use metal brackets that can be screwed or bolted to the steel, with another side designed for plastic connections.
Adhesives: Depending on the type of plastic, there are adhesives formulated specifically for bonding plastic to metals. Epoxy resins are often a popular choice for such applications.
Welding or Soldering: For certain plastics, especially thermoplastics like ABS, it’s possible to bond them to metal using a soldering iron or special plastic welder. This melts the plastic onto the metal, creating a bond. Care needs to be taken to prevent damaging the plastic or the metal.
Surface Preparation: For both adhesive and mechanical connections, preparing the surfaces is crucial. This may involve cleaning, sanding or roughening the surface to ensure a strong bond or secure fastening.
Correct Fasteners: Always use the appropriate screws, bolts or other fasteners designed for the specific material you’re working with. For example, wood screws are made to grip wood securely and shouldn’t be used as substitutes for metal screws.
Reinforce When Necessary: If the joint is going to be under significant stress, consider using additional reinforcement, like larger brackets, multiple screws or supplementary adhesive.
Safety: Always ensure safety by wearing appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE), such as gloves, safety glasses or hearing protection, depending on the task at hand.
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