The Mild Steel range. Mild Steel is also known as carbon steel or plain steel, it is strong and durable which makes it suitable for multiple uses. We stock a fully comprehensive range of products including bar, hexagon, angle iron, box section, tubing, mesh and sheets; all available for quick dispatch at excellent prices.
Mild Steel properties and uses. Mild Steel is an alloy of iron and carbon. The proportion of carbon contained has a considerable influence on the properties of the metal. The carbon content can vary from anywhere between 0.08% to 0.3%. Mild Steel (or low carbon steel as it is often called) is stiff, strong and durable but the corrosion resistance is poor as it rusts easily; however, it can easily be painted or primed to protect it from rust. It is relatively cheap to buy so is a popular choice for most fabrications that require strength and durability.