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Are you in search of a reliable and versatile building material for your next construction project? Look no further than the stainless steel box section offered by Speciality Metals. This rectangular tube comes in the dimensions of 40 x 20 x 1.5mm and is available in various lengths to perfectly fit your needs. The durability of stainless steel is well known, but this material also boasts resistance to weather, chemicals and heat. Plus, it is malleable and can be easily shaped to fit any design. And let’s not forget about the hygienic properties – perfect for use in industries like food production. Choose stainless steel box section for your next project and rest easy knowing you’ve made the best choice.
The Speciality Metals Company is one of the leading suppliers of stainless steel box section in the United Kingdom. In addition to stocking only the best products, we provide the most helpful customer service by providing bespoke cutting and fast shipping.
Rectangular tube, also known as stainless steel hollow sections, are widely used in a variety of applications and come in both square and rectangular options.
If you’re looking for a durable, versatile and corrosion-resistant material for your construction needs, stainless steel box section might be just what you need. Speciality Metals’ 40 x 20 x 1.5mm rectangular tube comes in various lengths, providing you with the flexibility to choose the right size for your project. This type of steel is resistant to weather, chemicals and heat, which makes it an ideal material for both indoor and outdoor use. Moreover, its malleable nature allows for easy manipulation, making it perfect for custom projects. Finally, the hygienic properties of stainless steel make it an excellent choice for use in environments where cleanliness and sanitation are a priority. Whether you’re building a commercial kitchen, a laboratory, or a medical facility, the 40 x 20 x 1.5mm rectangular tube from Speciality Metals offers exceptional value and performance.
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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.
A stainless steel rectangle section, also known as a rectangular tube or rectangular hollow section (RHS), is a metal profile characterised by its rectangular hollow center. Made of a stainless steel alloy enriched with chromium and other elements, it boasts enhanced resistance to rust and corrosion. This feature, combined with its structural strength, makes it a preferred choice in various applications. For instance, it’s frequently used as support frameworks in construction, bridges and other edifices. Modern architectural designs also favor these sections for their sleek aesthetics. Beyond construction, their durability and resistance make them ideal for machinery, industrial equipment and conveyance systems. Additionally, their inherent corrosion resistance makes them especially valuable in marine and coastal environments. The specific dimensions, wall thickness and grade of the stainless steel can vary based on the project’s requirements and the intended use.
Safety First: Always wear safety goggles, protective gloves and appropriate clothing when working with metal. Stainless steel shards can be sharp and hot.
Marking: Before you begin cutting, mark the exact length or shape you want to cut using a permanent marker. Use a ruler or measuring tape for accuracy.
Shaping and Bending:
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Welding and Joining:
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Stainless steel 316L is an austenitic grade and is essentially non-magnetic in its annealed state. However, it can acquire slight magnetism when subjected to significant cold working or welding. Still, its magnetic properties will be much weaker than ferritic or martensitic stainless steels.
In general, if you were to take a typical magnet and place it against 316L stainless steel, it likely wouldn’t stick or would have a very weak attraction. But after processes that deform the metal, like bending or cutting, you might notice a slight increase in its magnetic attraction. Nonetheless, this magnetism is relatively weak and doesn’t detract from the primary benefits and applications of 316L stainless steel.
Stainless steel rectangle sections, like all stainless steel products, are highly recyclable. This material stands out for its ability to be recycled multiple times without losing its quality. In fact, many stainless steel items already incorporate 60% to 85% recycled content. The recycling process not only conserves essential raw materials like iron ore and chromium but also saves energy compared to producing stainless steel from virgin resources. This eco-friendly approach also reduces greenhouse gas emissions. The inherent economic value of stainless steel scrap further incentivises its collection and recycling. Therefore, when stainless steel products reach the end of their lifecycle, they are often collected, processed and repurposed into new stainless steel items, emphasising the material’s commitment to sustainability and environmental conservation. If you have unneeded stainless steel components, recycling them ensures the resource’s longevity and reduces environmental impact.
Stainless steel 316L is highly rust-resistant but not entirely rust-proof. Its enhanced resistance, especially compared to many other steels, is due to the addition of molybdenum, making it especially suitable for marine and chemical-processing environments where exposure to chlorides or seawater is common. However, its rust resistance can be compromised by various factors such as environmental conditions, surface finishes, stress, temperature and the presence of contaminants. While smoother, polished surfaces and stress-relieved materials may exhibit improved corrosion resistance, even 316L can corrode in specific high chloride or aggressive chemical settings. Hence, while it is more resilient than many of its counterparts, 316L stainless steel requires proper maintenance and care to ensure its longevity and retain its corrosion-resistant properties.
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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