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.


Advantages of Using Hot Rolled Steel Tubes

Since there is less processing involved with hot rolled square steel tubing, it is usually less expensive than cold rolled steel tubing.  Hot rolled steel is also more malleable, making it easier to bend and form the tubes into your desired shape. It is ideal for construction and structural applications because of its strength and durability, but it also versatile enough for use in a range of commercial and industrial applications.
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Hot Rolled Square Steel Tube is Durable and Easy to Form

Hot rolled square steel tubing is valued for its overall strength, durability and ability to withstand extreme temperatures, pressures and a wide range of elements. Square steel tubing is regularly used for domestic and industrial applications and is easily welded, formed and drilled. 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 Square Steel Tubing Applications

Examples of applications for hot rolled square steel tube include:
  • Truck beds
  • Trailer beds and components
  • Frames
  • Machine parts
  • Furniture
  • Agricultural equipment
  • Safety and deck rails
  • Appliances
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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
  • Sign posts
  • Agricultural equipment
  • Home appliances

Your #1 Source for Hot Rolled Steel Square Tubing

Industrial Metal Supply stocks a large inventory of square, round, and rectangular hot rolled steel tubes in a wide range of standard sizes, wall thicknesses, and lengths.  We also provide custom cut-to-length tubing to meet your specifications.
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