A Stainless Steel Bar is a slab of steel that has been […]
A Stainless Steel Bar is a slab of steel that has been formed for further processing. Stainless steel bars are often cut into smaller components or used in their raw form for a variety of applications. A 316 stainless steel bar is preferred in numerous applications. It has several attributes that make it the ideal material of choice in industrial and commercial uses.
Threaded Rod is commonly sold in grade 5 when the diameter of the rod is 9/16" or below, and Grade 8 when the diameter of the rod is 5/8" or above. The rods are normally sold in two inch length increments in order to end up with U bolts with 1" leg length differences. Threaded rod is manufactured with fine thread on each end, normally 6" in length. Lengths under 24" commonly have 3" of fine thread.
If there is too much thread on a short rod, the rod may break when it is bent. This is especially true when the bend is over a square die, as the force applied to the corner is more than the rod can handle. You may find square bent U bolts break, but this is usually the error of the operator. Many places will bend a square U bolt in two operations as opposed to one, alleviating this problem. Normally you will not find a round bent U bolt break, unless the elasticity of the steel is too low. Elasticity is what allows the steel to stretch as it is drawn around the bend.
This material shows ready break forming and welding characteristics, making it an easy-to-form material. With this, the material easily lends itself to industrial, commercial, architectural and other fabrication purposes.
Purchasing steel bars helps you save both time and money on the elementary operations. Ready-to-use bars can help you meet deadlines faster.