Round bar is a popular hot-rolled carbon steel product that is supplied in various diameters. Round bar has a wide range of uses in just about every industry, from construction to automotive, and everything in between. It is also frequently incorporated into general engineering projects.
A solid, circular and versatile product that is produced to Grade 300 of the Australian steel standards, round bar is easy to shape and form. It has a good smooth surface and its dimensional accuracy is ideal for cutting, welding, machining, forming, and bending, just as long as the correct equipment is used for the process and as long as the right procedure followed.
While round bar is produced from a number of different metal types including stainless steel, high alloy steel and aluminium, round steel merchant bar is produced from general purpose low carbon steel.
Popular sizes in terms of diameter range from about 6 mm to 90 mm. Some of the most common uses of round bar of this type include bracing, pins, hinges, balustrade (provided only smaller sections are required), and vehicle axles, as well as items such as earth stakes and gazebo or tent pegs. Heavier sections may be machined or honed for tighter tolerances, depending on the design requirements of individual jobs.
At BlueScope Distribution, we ensure that all our steel products including the various round bar sections have relevant mill test certificates (available upon request at time of order) to ensure traceability and performance. It’s important to be aware that imported steel may not automatically meet the requirements of the relevant Australian Standards as well as the Building Code of Australia (BCA), whereas all BlueScope Steel meets or exceeds the various Australian Standards, including AS/NZ 3679.1. This standard guarantees that the steel products – in this case, round bar – comply with the minimum requirements for the various mechanical properties like tensile strength and ductility and chemistry. So, when designers specify which bar to use, they know what these properties are.
At BlueScope Distribution we ensure we keep up to date with industry developments and improvements in our endeavour to ensure that our merchant bar products are top quality. At the same time, we offer competitive pricing. Contact BlueScope Distribution at the design phase to make sure we are able to meet your needs and the needs of your customers. If you require round bar that is not a standard diameter, we will do what we can to accommodate you.