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Mild steel sheet and plate is a flexible material with literally thousands of applications. From construction to bodywork, gardening to hobbies, mild steel is known to be strong, light and pliable. All things that play into the creative person’s hands.
Mild steel is comprised of iron and carbon and is technically an alloy. Also referred to as plain or carbon steel, mild steel is very common due to its low cost, flexibility and strength. It is very common in all walks of life.
Mild steel sheet
Mild steel sheet is rolled at a mill and then flattened and cut to size. It is available in various thicknesses depending on what you require. We sell steel sheets in set dimensions but can also cut them to size if you have something specific in mind.
Mild steel sheet is often used in fabrication, construction, home renovation, commercial kitchens, the automotive trade, gardening & fencing, and construction. It’s relatively low price, resistance to rust and discolouration and its flexibility means there are as many uses to put it to as you can think of.
Mild steel plate
Mild steel plate is generally thicker than sheet and is often used in construction or heavy machinery. It still has the same features as mild steel so can be used in a variety of ways with the correct preparation. Steel plate is very strong, yet is still pliable enough to be worked and can be molded or shaped as required.
Mild steel plate is used a lot in construction as beams, supports, bracing and brackets. It can also be used in industry or machinery and can be cut, drilled, shaped, welded, sprayed and prepared in all manner of ways.
Everything you need to know about mild steel
Mild steel is typically between 0.05% and 0.25% carbon by weight. If it was less it would not be very strong. If it was more, it would become cast iron. It is made in a foundry by mixing iron and coal and subjected to extreme temperatures to burn off as many impurities as possible. Once refined, the carbon is added in specific amounts and the steel is allowed to cool and solidify. Once cooled, it can then be rolled into mild steel sheet or pressed into mild steel plate.
We supply mild steel in specific thicknesses and sizes but can cut your sheet or plate to any size you need. Just select the next size up from your requirements and tell us your dimensions on the order page.