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Stainless Steel Square Tubing

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Although these stainless steel tubes may be used for fluid and gas transport like their cylindrical counterparts, square tubing is more often used for support and structural design schemes. Read More…

Stainless Steel Square Tubing Stainless steel square tubing is a pipe-like hollow piece of hardware having four sides of equal length and being made from a variety of steel alloys.
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Leading Manufacturers

Chester, NY  |  845-469-3899

Cada Stainless & Alloys has the stainless steel tubing that you need. We also specialize in the supply of stainless steel strips and coils, providing many finishing options, processing options, and other customization options.

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Cada Stainless & Alloys $$$

Beloit, WI  |  608-365-8891

With over 60 years of meeting & exceeding the welded stainless steel tubing standard, United Industries is known for its 100% laser welded, more corrosion resistant stainless tubes, meeting exact dimensional & finishing requirements for automotive, HVAC, sanitary, pharmaceutical, heat exchanger, ornamental tubing & more SS tube for the most demanding applications. Certified TS16949 Quality System.

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United Industries, Inc. $$$

Pompton Plains, NJ  |  800-838-1978

Our company may have started small, but we quickly grew to handle the largest aluminum orders. Our metals are made from the highest quality materials, and we pledge to offer superior service to all our customers. We don’t want customers who use us one time, we want to establish lifelong relationships with customers that last generations. Contact us for more info!

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Metal Associates $$$

Long Island City, NY  |  800-767-9494

metalmen supplies polished and mill finished Stainless Steel tube and pipe. We have access to unique inventories and have well-worn relationships with mills and custom producers. Our broad experience enables us to address most every supply challenge. Call us for prompt quotes and on-time deliveries.

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Metalmen Sales Inc. $$$

Marietta, GA  |  800-282-9694

With strategically located, fully-stocked warehouses, Shaw Stainless & Alloy Piping meets diverse requirements for stainless steel pipe, valves, fittings & structural materials. We'll show you great service & an outstanding inventory! Complete custom fabrication, machining, polishing & passivation for seamless & welded tubes & pipe, square & rectangular tubing & more – single piece to full orders!

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Shaw Stainless & Alloy Piping $$$

Houston, TX  |  713-856-2700

TUBACEX, S.A. is an industrial Group founded in 1963, dedicated to the manufacture and sale of special seamless stainless steel tubes, exporting to over 60 countries all over the world. Total sales have converted TUBACEX into the the second producer worldwide, a leadership where total integration of the production processes has demonstrated being a key factor in success.

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Tubacex America $$$
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Architectural, construction, material handling, building, metal working, mounting and framing industries all make use of stainless steel square tubing for a wide variety of products such as support beams, racks, shelving, grids, partitions, stepladders and rails. While other materials may be used, stainless steel is extremely well suited to these specific applications. Known for its strength and durability, steel can meet the demands of most industrial applications and is one of the most popular alloys in use.

Stainless steel in particular offers increased heat, wear and corrosion resistance as compared to other alloys allowing its safe use in both high stress and highly corrosive environments. Although this alloyed tubing has a higher initial cost than many other options, the elemental structure of stainless steel significantly increases tube longevity, reducing long term expenses such as maintenance and replacements. Though square tubing will eventually need repair or replacement, this material is easily melted down and recycled, further reducing costs and waste.

Stainless steel is composed primarily of iron with varying amounts of carbon and a wide variety of additional metallic components. Chromium is the essential ingredient in the creation of this particular alloy as it provides the extreme resistance to wear and corrosion as well as the self-repairing properties of stainless steel alloys. To be classified as stainless, steel must be composed of at least 10% chromium.

The variable alloys can be placed into one of four major types of stainless steel and used to determine the proper composition required for a given tubing application. Ferritic, martensitic, duplex and austenitic are common categorizations of stainless steel with the latter being the most popular choice for stainless steel square tubes. Welding, seamless tubing via extrusion, die-cutting and metal spinning are common techniques employed in the production of stock shaped tubes.

While some extrusion and die-cutting processes make finished square tubes, secondary operations are often used to create these rectangular pipes from preformed round tubing. Turkshead and crush rolls are used to reshape cylindrical tubing, giving the finished product a square shaped cross-section.

The process and particular stainless steel alloy should be carefully considered with regards to the intended use of a square tube, especially when used for support and structure. Further considerations include inner and outer dimensions, wall thickness, pressure rating, maximum bend radius, temperature range, length and finishing.

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