As a mechanical steel, A513 steel tubing is a cost-effective steel product that is ideal for applications that do not require tight tolerances. It is commonly used for applications such as furniture structures, machine components, frames, and ornamental uses. Read more info about advantages and applications for HR Steel Tubes.

If you are unsure if our A513 square steel tubing will work for your project, please contact us, or stop by one of our convenient locations throughout Southern California Arizona, and Mexico. Our metal experts can help determine which metal product is best suited for your needs. Keep your project running on time with our same day will call or next day delivery.

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Advantages of Using Hot Rolled Steel Tubes

  • Less expensive than cold rolled steel
    • There is less processing involved with HR steel tubing
  • Ideal for construction and industrial or commercial structural applications
    • Versatile due to its strength and durability
  • Malleable
    • Easy to bend, form, and drill
  • Ability to withstand extreme temperatures and a wide range of elements
Measurement considerations for hot rolled steel tubing include size, length, and wall thickness. Our metal calculators are a handy tool for calculating material weight or converting measurements.

Hot Rolled Steel Square Tubing Process

Hot rolled steel tubes are manufactured by passing sheet metal through rollers to achieve specific physical dimensions. The finished product has a rough surface finish with radiused corners, and either a welded or seamless construction.
Manufacturing hot rolled square steel tubing involves rolling the steel at temperatures exceeding 1,000°F, which is above steel’s recrystallization temperature.  
  • This makes the steel easier to shape and form into a tube.
  • A potential downside of the process is that there is less control over the dimensions of the finished product once it cools.
  • Because of these factors, hot rolled steel tube is best suited for applications that do not require precise shapes or tight tolerances.

Hot Rolled Steel Tubing Applications

A highly versatile material, square steel tube is used in numerous applications, including:
  • Construction and architecture, including decorative usage
  • Structural engineering (such as bridge and highway construction)
  • Automobile chassis
  • Trailer beds/trailer components
  • Industrial equipment
  • Machine parts and components
  • Signposts
  • Agricultural equipment
  • Furniture
  • Frames
  • Safety and deck rails
  • Appliances

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Stop by one of our locations or request a quote and get the hot rolled square steel tubing you need today. We offer next day delivery and will-call pickup for convenient purchasing options. For added value, please check out our metal services for advanced cutting options.