Compared to normal Mild Steel, bright Mild Steel provides tighter sectional tolerances, increased straightness, and a much cleaner surface. The main advantage of Bright Steel is that the product can be purchased much closer to the finished machine size, reducing machining costs. Another benefit is a marked increase in physical strength over hot rolled bars of the same section.
Here at South West Steel we pride ourselves on the quality of our bright steel. We offer a vast array of bright steel bars and sections.
Bright steel is also commonly known as black mild steel. Due to the fact that the steel is cold finished and drawn, it provides a much cleaner finish to the end product. Bright steel is particularly suitable for welding and re-formation,
The general shiny and smooth look that bright steel offers appear ‘bright’ which is where the name comes from. It is most commonly used for engineering and mechanical purposes. It is a vital material to many building constructions.
Steel is 100% recyclable, making it a perfect material in terms of sustainability and being so environmentally friendly. Recycled bright steel is also common in the industry and we have found that lots of people even prefer recycled options.