Steel Square Tubing

square tube diagram
W = Size
T = Thickness

 L = Length

A500 and A513 square hot rolled steel tubing products are designed and manufactured for mechanical and structural applications that do not require tight tolerances. ASTM A500 square tubing is commonly used within structural construction and sign support applications, while A513 is a mechanical steel ideal for automotive, agriculture, and appliance parts and products.

Read more about steel square tubing below!

If you are unsure if our A514 or A500 square steel tubing will work for your project, please contact us or stop by one of your convenient locations throughout California, Arizona, and Mexico. Our sales team members can help determine which metal project best suits your needs. Keep your project running on time with our same day or will call or next day delivery.

Hot Rolled Alloy Square Tube Advantages

Our square steel tubing products are custom-made to your project’s specifications. Some of the beneficial qualities that hot rolled steel tubing provides includes:
  • Good strength-to-weight ratio
  • Uniform size, shape, and strength tolerances
  • Excellent fabrication properties
  • Enhanced aesthetic value
  • Cost-effective
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.

Square Tubing Metal Calculators

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.
Hot rolled square steel tubing involves rolling the steel at temperatures exceeding 1,700°F, above steel’s recrystallization temperature.
  • Hot rolling 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 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 a metal's yield strength and hardness by introducing defects into the 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 includes:

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

With seven locations throughout California and Arizona, IMS is a full-service metal supplier that understands your needs. 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
  • Excellent high-volume discount pricing
  • Custom cut-to-size metal production
  • ISO 9001 certified
  • Support of Just-In-Time manufacturing processes

Purchase Premium Hot Rolled Steel Tubing Today

IMS provides direct pricing quotes in less than 2 hours during business hours while providing next-day shipping to local customers and convenient will-call options to suit your needs. If you’re in the market for high-quality metal materials, accessories, and supplies, request a quotecontact us, or stop by one of our locations and get the hot rolled square steel tubing you need today. For added value, please check out our metal services for advanced cutting options. IMS - premium metal purchasing made simple. 

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