Round tube is a round, cylindrical shape that is hollow. Round tubes have a wide variety of structural and architectural applications.
Purchase it online or at any Metal Supermarkets location, cut to your exact specifications. Select from one of the available metal types below to get started. Or contact your closest store for assistance with metal sourcing.
Round tubes are known for their versatility, strength, durability and affordability, making them the ideal choice for industrial metal applications (but can be used in almost anywhere).
Round tube is particularly useful in situations where extreme temperatures and pressures because they are typically composed of the best quality materials, are solid and rigid, and their strength is distributed evenly in all directions.
Metal tubing is used in many different industries such as construction and automotive manufacturing (for suspension, fuel injection and vehicle control systems). Other applications include:
• Medical devices
• Industrial equipment
What is the difference between a pipe and tube?
Tubing is used in structural applications, so tubes are measured by their outside diameter and their wall thickness. Tubes are found in applications such as medical devices which demand precise outside diameters. Knowing this measurement is key since it indicates how much it can hold as a stability factor. Some other examples of tube applications would be automotive parts, railings, and patio furniture.
Pipes are only provided with an inside (nominal) diameter and a “schedule” (wall thickness). Conversely, tube measurements are given as an outside diameter and set ranges of wall thickness. Learn more about the difference between pipes and tubes.
Metal tubing comes in a variety of different types and finishes, including:
Learn more about the differences between these types and finishes.
Round tube is available in the following metal types:
Round tube can be purchased online and at any Metal Supermarkets location in full size or in a variety of popular sizes. If you need any enhancements, we offer a wide variety of metal-related processing services such as production cutting.
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