Stockists of Mild Steel CDS round tube, Alloy Sales have been in operation for over 50 years. Our catalogue is always expanding as we meet the demands of new onboarding businesses and we can readily supply all materials advertised with fast lead times.
With a simple-to-use website, Alloy Sales can proudly offer our extensive range nationwide. We also have our own fleet of transport and only use trusted, reliable couriers to supply mild steel across the UK.
CDS stands for cold drawn seamless tube. We recommend a CDS tube if you're looking for a mild steel tube with enhanced physical properties, such as greater accuracy, uniform tolerance, increased strength and enhanced machinability. The biggest advantage of cds steel is that it is a general purpose steel with a lower price tag to stainless steel tube, aluminium tube or equivalent alloy steels. Custom cutting is available across our mild steel products.
For projects big or small. it is a free cut to size service so you only pay for the material you need.
CDS Tube Suppliers
Our CDS tube (cold drawn seamless) has superior physical properties over ERW mild steel. It is driven through a number of production processes to produce a seamless tube. Starting out as hot billets, which are pierced and rolled to reduce their diameter and elongate the material. It is then passed through a die and over a mandrel plug, to produce an accurate size and gauge, which is the essence of the cold drawing process. Each stage of this controlled process is monitored so the end result has improved accuracy and tolerance. Without a seam the cds round tube is stronger and can be machined with ease.
ERW Tube Suppliers
Our ERW round tube (electric resistance welding), is manufactured in a very different way however, the final steel tube is a good general purpose steel. It's a shorter production method which is therefore cheaper to produce. Starting from a steel strip it is passed through a series of forming rollers to obtain a longitudinal seam. The two edges are then simultaneously heated with a high frequency electric resistance current and pushed together to produce a strong bond. Since this method of seam welding doesn't include any fusion metals, the tube or pipe is both strong and durable.
Alloy Steel Suppliers UK
Our expertise doesn't rest with mild steel, we specialise in a number of different alloys and steels. In the same principle, mild steel is supplied in steel sheet, angle, tube and bar, all of our materials come in a wide choice shapes and sizes.
At Alloy Sales we can satisfy orders for aluminium square tube, stainless steel flat bar, copper round bar and even brass hexagon bar. We supply five bar tread plate, easyfix tube, aluminium sheet and much, much more.