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Mild Steel Sheets & Plates

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Browse our extensive inventory of high quality, affordable hot rolled & cold reduced mild steel sheets, available in thicknesses from 0.7mm to 10mm. These versatile sheets & plates are ideal for machinery parts, furniture, displays, ductwork, enclosures, cladding and more. With excellent machinability, formability and weldability, our mild steel stock allows for simple fabrication while remaining economical. Get the materials you need without the wait - a wide range of popular sizes are in stock ready for rapid nationwide delivery.

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Mild Steel Sheet FAQs

How can I cut mild steel sheet?

Use a power saw with an abrasive disc or a plasma cutter to make straight cuts through mild steel sheet. For curves or irregular shapes, use an angle grinder with a thin cutting disc. Clamp the sheet securely, mark cut lines, then cut slowly through the metal, supporting the offcut to avoid damaging the blade or disc.

How can I bend mild steel sheet?

To bend mild steel sheet, use a sheet metal brake or folder to make sharp, clean bends. Secure the sheet in the folder, align it with the bend line, then slowly bring down the clamping bar to crease the sheet to the desired angle. For tighter radius bends, use a sheet metal slip roll to gradually roll the sheet through rotating steel rolls.

What's the difference between a mild steel sheet and plate?

The main difference between mild steel sheet and plate is thickness. Generally, sheet metal is under 6mm thick, while plate is 6mm or more. Sheets are usually easier to fabricate, being thinner, while the thicker plates provide increased strength and rigidity. Both sheet and plate can be cut, welded, and fabricated, but require different tools and techniques.

What thickness do I need?

The required thickness of your steel sheet will depend on what you intend to use it for. Generally, thinner sheets are easier to fabricate, while thicker sheets are stronger with a better load-beading capacity.

The table below lists some common uses for different steel sheet thicknesses:

Thickness Range Typical Uses Common Applications
1mm to 2mm Lightweight applications Automotive parts, light-duty roofing, decorative purposes
2mm to 4mm Balance between weight and structural stability Automotive parts, sheet metal fabrication, construction panels
4mm to 6mm Increased strength with some flexibility Industrial machinery, heavy-duty shelving, medium-sized structural components
6mm to 8mm Significant strength for demanding applications Heavy-duty structural components, bridges, industrial equipment
8mm to 10mm High strength and load-bearing capacity Heavy machinery, infrastructure projects, building construction
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