Merchant Bar Fact Sheet
Merchant bars are used by strctural steel fabricators to build a number of different products. They come in flats, rounds, steel angles, squares, strips, channels – almost any form. They are generally used in structural applications that involves welding, bending, punching and forming and are commonly found in floor and roof joists, walkways and railings.
Flat, square, angled and round are the most common merchant bar types used in steel fabrication.
Flat bars are flat steel sections used by fabricators for everything from construction and mining infrastructure to transport and storage. Size vary greatly.
Square bars (or ‘squares’) are solid square steel sections. Sizes range from 10mm upwards. Applications include door frames, ornamental architecture and balustrades.
Round (or ’rounds’) bars are solid circular steel sections. Sizes can range from just a few millimetres to thick metal bars. As such, applications can range from tent pegs to car axles.
Angled bars can either either be equal or unequal. Both are right angled, however, unequal sections have different sized axis’ making them L-shaped. This kind of section is much stronger (up to 20%) with much higher strength to weight ratios. They are available in wide range of lengths and sizes.
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