As mild steel stockists of ERW steel tube, our products and services are what sets us apart from other metal suppliers. ERW steel tube differs from other mild steel tubes available in this industry. With over 5 decades of experience in this field, we have extensive knowledge and expertise in mild steel. Knowing the greater benefits of our seam-welded ERW round tube over the S275 mild steel equivalent, we proudly supply this product in a range of sizes and lengths.
Mild steel ERW is a far superior product over any standard mill finish mild steel tube. This is because it is produced using a controlled electric resistance welding technique, offering higher precision dimensional tolerances, a better surface finish and higher tensile properties.
What does ERW tube mean?
ERW stands for Electric Resistance Welding. Unlike standard mild steel tube formed from hot rolls, ERW mild steel is made by cold forming a flat steel strip, then passing it through a series of forming rollers to obtain a longitudinal seam. The two edges are then simultaneously heated with a high frequency electric resistance current and pushed together to produce a strong bond. Since this method of seam welding doesn't include any fusion metals, the tube or pipe is both strong and durable.
ERW tubes have many uses and are ideal for forming and light loading applications. This erw tube is commonly used for car exhaust systems, hand-railing, shop racking, scaffolding and frame work.
What does CDS tube mean?
CDS round tube is another type of mild steel round tube we advocate and supply. CDS stands for cold drawn seamless tube. To achieve a seamless tube, the cold roll drawing process has a few more steps and therefore the cost to produce is higher. However, depending on which application you are using your mild steel tube for, we recommend CDS tube if you're looking for a mild steel tube with enhanced physical properties, such as greater accuracy, uniform tolerance, increased strength and enhanced machinability.
Mild Steel Tube Cut to Size
Similar to our other alloy steels, all of our ERW tube and CDS tube benefits from our free custom cutting service. If you need any round tube cut to size, simply find the correct product with the right wall thicknesses and outside diameter. Then select options cut to size, and enter the length you require.
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Not only do we supply erw mild steel round tube, we have both aluminium round tube and stainless steel round tube available and a wide choice of aluminium, stainless steel and brass profiles. Including, but not limited to, rectangular tube, square tube, round bar, flat bar, square bars, aluminium sheet, tread plate, box section and more.