Mild steel has low carbon content and is therefore extremely workable whilst also allowing the material to be welded. This steel is also extremely strong meaning that mild steel has a great number of applications due to these properties. Mild steel is one of the most common steels and this results in many sections, beams and bars being created using this material. It has many applications and many uses resulting in mild steel being used in many common constructional objects and structures. Mild steel is touch, ductile and malleable combining a good tensile strength whilst lacking in corrosion resistance. Certain sections or bars of mild steel can be galvanised to combat this. Galvanisation comprises of the mild steel being dipped in a zinc coating which acts as a protective layer against this oxidisation process.
Here at South West Steel, we pride ourselves on the quality of our mild steel. We offer a vast array of mild steel products such as flats, angles, hollow sections, beams & columns.
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Mild steel can also be known as plain-carbon or low-carbon steel, due to the fact that the material does not contain a lot of carbon. Typically it will contain between 0.05% and 0.25% of carbon within the entire piece of steel. Lower carbon steels are much easier to fabricate and weld which makes it a very popular choice for many DIYers.
As one of the most affordable types of steel on the market, its no wonder that it is one of the most popular. However, this is easily justified by the quality and multi-purpose use the material offers. It is particularly easy to modify and re-form if required, so you can use it for so many different types of projects.
All steel is 100% recyclable, which is great for the environment. At South West Steel Supplies we do our absolute best to ensure we are economical and environmentally friendly for everyone. Recycled steel is also commonly used nowadays.