Mild Steel Angle Bars and Steel Angles are the most basic type of roll-formed steel. They are created by bending a single angle in a piece of lo carbon steel. The Angle ‘L’ shaped; which are commonly at a 90-degree angle. The legs of the “L” can be of equal or unequal length. Angles are used for various purposes in a number of industries. Framing is one of the most common uses along with brackets, trim, reinforcements, and many other uses. The larger the Angle, the more stress and weight it can withstand.
Mild steel is made in a common way, which involves a combination of iron ore and coal being melted in a blast furnace. The resulting melted state is further burned in another furnace to remove impurities. It is also during this stage that adjustments can be made to the mild steel’s chemical composition. Following that, the steel is allowed to solidify into a rectangular shape. This is then reduced to the desired size using hot rolling or cold drawing.
Containing less carbon mild steel is typically more ductile, machine-able, and weld-able. It also has a high amount iron and ferrite, making it magnetic.
This product is designed to be used in both structural applications and general fabrication. Its range of applications are wide and can include trailer manufacturing, safety cages, walkways, farming equipment, and anywhere where it is important to improve the structure’s rigidity. Mild Steel Angles are available in equal leg (legs are the same length) or unequal leg (legs are different lengths). Angle is measured first by the lengths of the legs and then the thickness of the legs.
To reiterate buying a Steelco Mild Steel Angle you get a product that is:
- Sturdy, flexible, machine-able, weld-able and easily formed
- Due to high traces of iron and ferrite it is magnetic
- Is a green product due to it being easily recyclable
- Popularly used to manufacture frames and structures
- With fully customizable cut sizes