Flat bar steel is versatile, lightweight and inexpensive and has been used for multiple applications. Since the mid-20th century, when it was discovered, it has become popular in many different areas.
Originally, flat bars were made from wrought steel, but with time this was determined to be fickle and easy to warp. Wrought iron was also harder to work with, so the move to galvanised steel was made.
This was easier and safer than wrought iron, and slowly the specifically designed high-strength steel grew from this incarnation. But how strong is it, and when or where can it be used?
As mentioned, flat bar steel is versatile and can be used in several different areas over various industries. Some of these include:
- Reinforcing concrete work
- Base plates
- Sculptures braces for ornamental work
These thin rectangular bars of steel have a low carbon content and incredible strength. They can be purchased in bulk and are considered a vital part of modern construction.
Flat bar is popular because along with great formability and weldability, they are also easy to cut to specific dimensions. There is also a great range of sizes available when it comes to raw products.
While the benefits of flat bar steel are many, they are not indestructible. Like all things they do have their breaking point and how easily this is reached is dependent on the type and thickness of the flat bar in question.
Steel is used across industries and applications, and flat bar steel is a popular and easy way to get what you need. If you have any questions about flat bar or steel in general why not chat with one of the leaders in the industry?
Contact the friendly team at Steelmor for more information.