Mild Steel, or low carbon steel as it is also known, has many uses. As the most commonly available form of steel, mild steel is championed as a terrifically versatile, cost-effective and easily fabricated material. 

It is set apart from other forms of steel because it contains a relatively low amount of carbon, which maintains the strength but also makes it more ductile and easy to work with. Mild steel consists of iron alloyed with less than 0.3% carbon, most commonly between 0.1 to 0.25%. Mild steel has a density of 0.248 pounds per cubic inch. It melts at 1410°C. It has a specific heat of around .122 British Thermal Units (BTU) per pound, per cubic inch.

Suitable for use in the manufacturing and transporting of an infinite range of domestic and commercial products, mild steel has a reduced tensile strength when compared high or ultra-high carbon steels but more than makes up for this in its cost-effectiveness and versatility. 

Mild Steel is suitable for cutting, drilling and welding, making mild steel box section and round bar a popular choice of material in the construction of frames and semi-permanent structures. Some of its other common applications and uses are listed below:

  • Signage
  • Car manufacturing
  • Fencing
  • Railings and decorative gates
  • Structural steel
  • Furniture
  • Decorative use
  • Nails

We supply mild steel in a wide variety of profiles including sheet, flat bar, round bar, angle, box section, tube, channel, square bar, square box and more. All available cut to size to suit your project, you can shop our entire range of mild steel here.

Post By Rosie Burnman