Buy stainless steel round tube near me is a question we know gets searched for a lot. Thankfully at Aluminium Warehouse when you shop metal online, 'near me' is no longer restricted to just a local hardware store. We are a UK leading stainless steel tube supplier that offers fast delivery to thousands of addresses across the country. Your local go-to metal stockist on hundreds of high-quality stainless steel profiles, including stainless steel square tube, flat bar, square bar, round bar and stainless steel sheet.
Stainless steel tube has an important role in both domestic and industrial settings. Widely seen in household piping, machinery, architectural applications, automobile and construction. Used in conjunction with tube clamps, these act as a tube connector to secure two round tube together. Shop for tube clamp separately here.
What is Stainless Steel pipe?
Stainless steel pipes is another term used to describe steel tubes. Stainless pipe is exactly the same product in terms of its' appearance. However, primarily steel pipe is used in piping systems, either to transport liquids or gases. We stock multiple sizes in all of our round tube, to fulfil your exact requirements.
Our stainless steel tube is available in Grade 304. This grade is one of the most popular compositions in stainless steel. If you're unfamiliar with austenitic grades and what this means. You'll know of this product from common household items like sinks and saucepans. It's widely chosen for it's strong durable properties, great weldability and excellent corrosion resistance.
As important as the grade, the finish of your steel tubes is another consideration when you buy metal online. If you intend to use your round tube for an architectural application or decorative purpose, our bright polish tube could be the finish you require.
How to polish Stainless Steel tube?
Polished stainless steel is a process that takes place at the mill. To achieve a bright polish, the steel tubes go through a softening process. Whilst there is no standard for reflectivity, bright polish does provide a good reflective finish to the surface of the metal.
Otherwise, we supply a dull polished round tube instead. This goes through a different mechanical process with the use of an abrasive belt. The grit of the belt changes the finish of the metal to a uniform grain.
Either polished stainless steel tube products will be guaranteed high-quality. All of our stainless steel is sourced from accredited mills.
Mirror polished stainless steel tube is an extra service that can be requested. All mirror polished tube has a highly reflective finish. Please call our friendly team who will be able assist you with this.
Can you cut Stainless Steel tube?
Whatever your needs, Aluminium Warehouse can provide the right stainless steel tube or stainless pipe. We offer 3 and 6 metre lengths in various diameters and wall thickesses in both imperial and metric sizes.
If your project requires a different length, take advantage of our free unlimited cutting service, available with every product. Our state-of-the-art facilities include a high precision saw, so we can cut any round tube to the exact length you require. It's simple and straightforward to input these dimensions on the product page.
Another reason why we’re a leading stainless steel tube supplier for UK customers.
Can Stainless Steel pipe be bent?
There is a science behind stainless steel pipe bending and calculations needed to made to determine if the stainless steel tube needs added support whilst bending the material.
As a round tube is bent two things happen simultaneously. The wall outside reduces in thickness because the material is stretched. The inside wall then becomes thicker. The stretched material on the outside has further to travel and the inside bend is compressed.
When a tube has a heavy, thick wall and the bend is of a larger radius, this process is easier.
You will need to calculate the wall factor and the degree of bend to decide whether support is required and if it's possible to bend the material without breaking.
When a tube diameter is small and the wall is thick, little or no support is required. However, as the tube diameter increases, the tube becomes weaker. Likewise, if the wall thickness decreases it has the same detrimental effect.
It's worth noting, grade 304 tube can be difficult to bend or form, especially larger diameters, because it is a harder, and less malleable material. It also tends to have thinner walls in relation to tubing diameter than other similar tubing materials.
More to us that stainless steel tube!
Whilst we are a UK leading metal supplier of many stainless steel profiles and steel sheet, our vast warehouse has the capacity to stock a wealth of aluminium alloys including, but not limited to, aluminium round tube, aluminium rod, aluminium square tube, aluminium angle, aluminium channel, aluminium flat bar and aluminium sheet.
We can also supply a cheaper alternative to stainless steel tube in our mild steel range. We stock bright mild steel as well as ERW and CDS profiles, mild steel sheet and angle.