Offered in popular and hard-to-find shapes, including a hot-rolled rounds, squares, strip, and flats as well as reinforcing bars, our hot-rolled steel bars are available in a vast array of sizes and thicknesses. Intsel Steel also offers several different grades to meet the needs of our customers and for use in a wide range of applications.
We source our steel from all over the world to ensure our customers have access to the highest-quality structural materials. What’s more, we offer a number of value-added services, from saw-cutting to section-bending, to ensure our product is ready for use when it reaches your facility or project site. No matter how many bars you need or when you need them, Intsel Steel is ready to offer immediate delivery the highest-quality carbon-steel bars—often inside of 24 hours. because we keep one of the industry’s most extensive ranges of hot-rolled-steel bars in stock, our customers are able to better manage their inventory requirements, supply chain logistics, and storage costs. Contact us today and we’ll move mountains to get to you by tomorrow.
A minimum of discard is taken from the ingot during the production of carbon-steel merchant bars, making them a lower-quality hot-rolled-steel bar that’s ideal for applications in which high-quality surface conditions aren’t critical. Ideal for fabricating steel-floor and -roof joists, walkways, railings, and concrete forms, these bars are free from visible piping, although some surface irregularities may be present. Merchant bars offer easy weldability and machinability and provide customers with an affordable option when no specific grade is required. Chemical composition is reported only on the ladle analysis. Merchant carbon-steel bars conform to ASTM A575 and are not recommended for forging, heat-treating, cold-drawing, or intricate machining.
Produced under more stringent controls than merchant bars, our special carbon-steel bars are ideal for use when the material will be heat-treated or extensively machined. Blooms and billets are inspected and prepared by grinding, scarfing, and chipping in order to minimize surface imperfections and sufficient ingot is discarded to avoid piping. The chemistry of our high-quality special bars is subjected to both ladle and check analysis. Intsel Steel special carbon-steel bar conform to ASTM A576 and their end-use applications are often those in which the bars must rotate, twist, or bend during use. Thus, they’re ideal for automotive, industrial, and other industries that use steel as moving parts.
Our low-carbon steel bars are merchant-quality bars with a moderate amount of manganese (more than other low-carbon steels) that are produced to a specific chemical composition. Also known as M1020 bars, these hot-rolled-steel bars, offering minimum tensile strength of 58 ksi and a minimum yield of 36 ksi, are for general-purpose use and suitable for welding and forming applications. Extremely versatile and easily machined, ASTM A-36 is produced to mechanical properties offering a minimum yield of 36 KSI and a minimum tensile strength 58 KSI. A-36 Bars are designed to be used in general engineering and structural applications in which high weldability is desired, yet high strength is not required.
HIGH STRENGTH LOW ALLOY BARS
ASTM A-588 is a high-strength steel with minimal amount of alloy offering and a minimum tensile strength of 70 ksi and a minimum yield of 50 ksi for bars up to 4″ thick. These hot-rolled-steel bars are copper-bearing bars that offer approximately two to four times the corrosion resistance of carbon-steel bars without copper, making them suitable for exposed applications in their bare/unpainted condition. High-strength, low-alloy bars are used whenever reducing weight will result in a cost savings or when there are concerns about atmospheric corrosion.