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The Best Quility Rectangular Tube

By Quentin Clark Subscribe to RSS | April 18th 2012 | Views:
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In several applications, the standard round shaped tube may not be appropriate. Round hollow shapes are traditionally seen as less stable and less resistant to pressure. In instances where other attachments are required, the linear shape is more appropriate as the attachment can be flush.

These rectangular or box tubes are used in building-frames, structures, fencing, trucks and truck-beds, trailers, railings, ornamental or decorative work for both interiors and exteriors, stair-railings, etc. They are preferred also because they are easier to ship and store. They are excellent structures to work with as they are very convenient to saw, bend, weld or drill. They are also very easy to machine and attach special fixtures or features to. Painting and polishing or powder coating are also convenient as they are very stable forms and do not roll about.

Rectangular tubes also lend themselves to slotted or perforated configurations for display racks and shelves. In the manufacture of pre-fab houses, bus and automobile structures, pillars and gates, these rectangular tubes are very convenient to install.

Materials used are:

1. Metals – steel, brass, tempered steel, copper, aluminum, etc

2. Concrete

3. Fiberglass

4. Ceramic

5. Plastic

6. Galvanized iron

7. Lead (in older times)

8. Alloys of steel, titanium, etc

In addition to the above, different manufacturers may provide customized solutions for specific needs. Materials like wood or corrugated cardboard are also required in certain purposes.

As with round tubes, these rectangular shaped tubes also come in different sizes, lengths and dimensions and have walls with different thickness. They can also be lined with different materials to prevent corrosion and damage due to weathering. In general, they are not used for fluid or gas conveyance. Instead they are traditionally used as struts or supports for different structures.

Rectangular pipes can be joined by welding or by using different types of coupling or groove joints. They can also be joined by nut-and-bolt combinations, depending on the type of support they are being used to provide. They may be used as supports in multiple directions and have to conform to different geometrical configurations, depending on the design and architecture of the structure. Their shape also allows them to be used in exposed designs where they can be joined with L-beams and slotted angles.

Things to note while purchasing rectangular tubes:

1. Material should be consistent with the purpose. For example in structural requirements, there should be expansion and contraction with climate and weather.

2. Finish: for exposed structures should be weather and corrosion resistant.

3. Painting, powder coating may be required on-site.

4. Thickness, strength and tensile strength must be appropriate to the purpose.

5. Dimensions should be of standard specifications.

Generally these tubes are available at local hardware outlets, but bulk purchase or specific requirements can be met by online traders or manufacturers.

Quentin Clark - About Author:
Welcome to Alliance Express - A manufacturer and distributor of protection and finishing components for a wide range of industries and applications like adjustable feet. We are committed to delivering the valuable combination of an extensive product range and immediate delivery of vinyl caps in lower volume quantities.You can read my blog at Quentin Clark blog.

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