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Looking for a strong and versatile tube that is easy to work with? Look no further than Speciality Metals’ Plain Mild Steel ERW Round Tube Pipe! Available in 1-metre lengths, this tube is perfect for a wide range of applications, including welding, forming, bending and machining. Not only is it durable and cost-effective, but it is also recyclable, making it an environmentally friendly option. Whether you’re a tradesperson, DIY enthusiast or simply looking for a durable steel tube for your next project, the Plain Mild Steel ERW Round Tube Pipe is the perfect solution.
Round mild steel metal tube is perfect for using 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 tube is made by welding a steel strip 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.
Speciality Metals offers an excellent choice for those seeking a durable and cost-effective solution for their mechanical projects. Their Plain Mild Steel ERW Round Tube Pipe comes in 1 metre lengths, and is versatile enough to serve a wide range of purposes. Its excellent welding, forming, bending and machining abilities make it an ideal candidate for use in industrial and manufacturing processes alike. Additionally, it is made of recyclable materials, ensuring that it conforms to the highest environmental standards. With its strength and versatility, Speciality Metals’ Plain Mild Steel ERW Round Tube Pipe is a top pick for anyone looking to tackle their next mechanical project with ease.
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.
A mild steel metal tube is a cylindrical hollow section fabricated from a type of carbon steel known as mild steel. Characterised by its low carbon content, mild steel possesses properties that make it malleable and ductile, making it easier to work with than higher carbon steels. This material’s versatility means the tubes are widely utilized across various industries, ranging from construction and automotive to furniture and general fabrication. Despite its many benefits, mild steel is not inherently resistant to corrosion. Therefore, to enhance its longevity in certain environments, the tubes often receive protective treatments such as galvanising, painting or the application of anti-rust coatings.
Mild steel tubing, known for its balanced combination of strength and ductility, is a popular choice in many industries. Its strength is derived from the iron and carbon content in its composition, though its carbon content is relatively low compared to other steels. This low carbon content ensures that while it’s strong enough for tasks like construction, automotive applications and general fabrication, it also retains a level of malleability that makes it easier to work with. However, its strength can be influenced by factors such as wall thickness, tube diameter and any treatments or processes it undergoes. While mild steel tubing is robust for most general applications, its strength might be inferior when compared to higher carbon steels or alloyed metals designed for specialised high-strength applications.
Mild steel round tubes are not inherently corrosion-resistant. Mild steel, due to its low carbon content and lack of added alloying elements, is susceptible to rust when exposed to moisture and oxygen. Over time, this susceptibility can lead to the formation of iron oxide (rust) on its surface, especially if the steel is in an environment with high humidity, salinity or aggressive chemicals. To improve its resistance to corrosion, mild steel tubes are often treated or coated with protective layers. Common methods include galvanising (coating with zinc), painting or applying anti-rust oils and coatings. While these treatments can significantly enhance the corrosion resistance of mild steel, they might require periodic maintenance to retain their effectiveness.
Mild steel round tubes are versatile and are used across a wide range of industries and applications due to their balance of strength, workability and affordability. Some common uses include:
Construction: As structural elements in buildings, bridges and other infrastructural projects. They’re used for framing, supports and scaffolding.
Automotive: In vehicle frames, roll cages, exhaust systems and other structural components of cars, trucks and motorcycles.
Furniture: Mild steel tubes are often used in the manufacturing of chairs, tables, bed frames and other pieces of furniture due to their strength and ease of fabrication.
Machinery: In the manufacturing of various machines and equipment where strength and durability are needed.
Fencing and Railings: For creating durable and long-lasting fences, railings and gates.
Plumbing: Though not ideal for potable water systems, they might be used in certain non-potable water applications.
Agriculture: In equipment like greenhouses, tractors and machinery frames.
Transportation: In the frames and body structures of buses, trains and other mass transit vehicles.
General Fabrication: For creating a myriad of custom components, brackets, frames and structures.
Playground Equipment: In swings, slides and other outdoor recreational setups.
Conveyor Systems: As support frames or rollers in industrial conveyor systems.
Heating and Cooling Systems: As ducts or vents, especially in industrial setups.
Given the wide range of applications, the specifications, treatments and finishes of the tubes might vary to suit specific needs.
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.
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