What Are The Steel Bars Applications And Uses?
It can be categorically said that steel bars are one of the core components of any manufacturing industry or for that matter any industry that relies on machineries. Thanks to its versatile applications, steel bars find itself in the epicenter of most of engineering industries, be it automotive, textile, fabrication, construction, cement, ship building, paper and pulp, defence, heavy earth moving equipments or aerospace.
The overwhelming popularity of steel bars is owed to the fact that it is possible to be produced in varying types, shapes, sizes, and grades of bars to cater the exact technical requirements. Steel bars generally have the shapes such as flat, round, hexagonal, square and channel and on most of the occasions, it is the shape of the bar that defines its application area.
Flat bars: Most of the flat bars find it application in construction industries in the form of base plates and brackets.
Round bars: SS round bar is one of the most vital players in the machining industry. With the fabulous property of corrosion resistance, SS round bars are employed in manufacturing industries that are indulged in the production of fasteners and machineries. Also our Fitmach bars, a highly specialized product, find their use in machining industries. These calcium treated bars are of free machining grades and thereby renders higher cutting speed and longer tool life. With precision straightened and mirror finish surfaces, these specialty round bars are widely employed in the manufacture of different machine parts.
Hexagonal and channel bars: These weight bearing bars have their end use in construction industries. With the possibility of tailor made sizes, it is used in the fabrication of I beams, H beams, C beams or any other major structural material.
Square bars: These are again from one of the popular categories that enjoy wide application in manufacturing industry pertaining to machineries, fasteners, and equipments.
Having discussed about the applications based on the shapes, it would be definitely worthwhile to list out the applications also on the basis of functional requirements. For instance, solenoid bars made out of ferritic stainless steels, the backbone of electromagnetic instrument industries, have good wear resistance, superior resistivity, and higher hardness. The role played by these bars as plungers in control valves and electronic fuel injectors, electrical and electromagnetic devices, relays, printers, solenoid valves are worth a word of appreciation.
Most of the application or end use of the bars define the manufacturing and heat treatment techniques. Hence, owing to the specific manufacturing techniques, the performances of these bars always supersede the technical requirement and expectation. Last, but not the least, the stamp of approval by the quality control department plays a crucial role in ascertaining its role in the manufacturing industry. Ultrasonic tests, surface and internal defects tests, composition analysis, tensile strength and other mechanical and chemical properties tests are invariably carried out not only to substantiate the worthiness of the bars but also to establish their suitability for the intended end use.