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This rectangular-shaped bar adds durability to structures. We carry flat bar in the following metal types:
Flat bars are best used for applications where strength and toughness are required. This shape is easy to fabricate, machine, stamp, and weld. Flat bars are often utilized in structural projects. Depending on which metal type is purchased, flat bars can possess properties such as surviving high heat applications, enduring acidic and chemical environments, and more.
Aluminum is one of the most versatile materials available for engineering and construction purposes. Although it is light-weight, aluminum still boasts great strength and corrosion resistance. Aluminum products, such as tube or sheet, can be easily formed and machined, making it a simple metal type to work with. It’s commonly used in creating aircrafts, tanks, housing structures, and more. Beneficial aluminum properties include low mass, thermal and electrical conductivity, and high reflectivity.Learn More
Cold finished steel is created by further treating hot rolled steel. Through this second processing step, the cold finished steel develops a better strength-to-weight ratio, which can enable it to hold tighter tolerances during fabricating and machining. Cold finished steel also has a smoother and more fragile finish when compared to hot rolled, meaning that transportation and storage of the metal type must happen with extra care. Typically, cold finished metal is used in parts that require crimping, bending, or swaging. These parts may be utilized by the appliance, building, automotive, and machinery industries.Learn More
Hot rolled steel is created by rolling steel at a high temperature that lends it to being easily shaped and formed. The mills that produce hot rolled are very efficient, consistently flattening the product into large rolls, which leads to lower costs for O’Neal Steel customers. Hot rolled steel is typically used in situations where precise shapes or tolerances are not required. It’s commonly utilized by the farming, construction, automotive, and mining industries.Learn More
Stainless steel is a modern alloy that was developed in the early 1900’s. Its high strength, hardness, and workability makes stainless steel a useful metal type for a wide variety of uses.
O’Neal Steel offers three different grades of stainless steel: austenitic, ferritic, and martensitic. Each grade of stainless offers varying special properties including high corrosion resistance, special finishes, and extreme toughness. Stainless steel is a low cost material, making it a great metal type for a plethora of projects, and it is easily recycled.Learn More