Steel Square Tubing

A500 and A513 square steel tubing products are designed and manufactured for mechanical and structural applications that do not require tight tolerances. ASTM A500 alloy square tube is commonly used within structural construction and sign support applications, while A513 is a mechanical steel that is ideal for automotive, agriculture, and appliance parts and products. Whether it’s furniture structures, machine components, frames, or ornamental pieces, alloy square tube products provide the beneficial features your project requires.

If you are unsure if our A513 or A500 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 sales team member 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.

Don’t see the size you need? Add your custom cut-to-size dimensions to any hot rolled square steel tubing product. We also offer great high-volume discount pricing on our entire inventory of products.
 

Hot Rolled Alloy Square Tube Advantages

If you’re in the market for high-quality hot rolled ASTM A500 or A513 square steel tubing products, look no further than IMS. Our alloy square tube products are custom manufactured to your project’s exact specifications. Some of the beneficial qualities that alloy square tubing products provide includes:
  • Good strength-to-weight ratio
  • Uniform size, shape, and strength tolerances
  • Excellent fabrication properties
  • Enhanced aesthetic value
  • Cost-effective
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 1,700°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
 

What Is the Difference Between ASTM Hot Rolled & Cold Rolled Steel Tubing?

Hot rolled steel is a mill process that is performed at temperatures over 1,700°F. This process allows the steel to be easily shaped and formed into much larger sizes. Since it is processed without delays in manufacturing, hot rolled alloy square tube is less expensive than cold rolled options.

Cold rolling increases the yield strength and hardness of a metal by introducing defects into the metal’s crystal structure. Cold Rolling is most often used to decrease the thickness of plate and sheet metal in the manufacturing stage.

Steel Alloy & Shape Options

At IMS, we stock carbon steel alloys including A36 steel, A513 steel, A653 steel, A786 steel, A879 steel, A1008 steel, DOM 1020/1025 steel, 12L14 steel, 1008 steel, and 4130 seamless steel. Steel types include ASTM, galvanized, hot-rolled, chrome-plated, and more. 
Industrial Metal Supply’s selection of steel shapes include:

IMS is Your Locally Trusted ASTM A500 & A513 Alloy Steel Supply Company

With six locations located throughout Southern California and Arizona, IMS is a full-service metal supplier that understands what you need. Our inventory of metal products includes a broad range of metal shapes and an extensive selection of alloys. We offer the following advantages:
  • Same day will-call pick up
  • Next day local delivery
  • Great high volume discount pricing
  • Custom cut to size metal production
  • ISO 9001 certified

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Your #1 Source for Hot Rolled Steel Square Tubing in California, Arizona & Northern Mexico

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. 

 

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