Square bars are useful shapes for projects where strength is required.  We carry square bar in the following metal types:

Square Bar Defined

Square bars are another version of O’Neal Steel’s sturdy metal bars, which are available in a wide range of metal types. This shape’s typical applications include construction, where durability and weight bearing is needed. Square bar properties are conditional based on which metal type is chosen, but some of them include features such as specialty finishes, corrosion resistance, and more.

 
Square Bar Metal Types

Aluminum

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.

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Cold-Finished

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.

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Hot Rolled

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.

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