Most metal produced by a steel mill or aluminium plant is formed (via rolling or extrusion) into long continuous strips of various size and shape. These strips are cut at regular intervals and allowed to cool, each segment becoming a piece of bar stock. A good analogy is pasta-making, in which lumps of dough are extruded into various cross-sectional shapes; cut into lengths; and then dried in that form. Stainless Steel Round Tubing is generally used for structural purposes and applications that range from aesthetic to highly functional. Stainless tubing provides good corrosion resistance, weldability, machinability, and can be easily cleaned and sterilized.
Welded Pipe is generally less expensive than seamless tube and is readily available in long continuous lengths. Typically welded pipes go through a deburring process that removes any excess weld material. This process gives the welded pipe a smoother, almost brushed finish look in most cases. Nirav Metals is a supplier of raw materials as well as welded pipes and tubes providing an extensive selection of all grades and dimensions to the oil & gas, petrochemical, chemical and power industries. All stainless pipe is supplied as dual certified (material can be used for both straight-grade and low-carbon requirements). All of our pipe comes with smooth (not threaded) ends. A pipe is generally measured by inside diameter or ID.(i.e.: You could roll a 2" golf ball through a 2" NOM pipe.) Tube, on the other hand, is measured by Outside Diameter. (So your golf ball would have the same O.D. as the 2" tube.)
Seamless Pipes is extruded and drawn from a billet while welded tube is produced from a strip that is roll formed and welded to produce a tube. Nirav Metals is a leading supplier of seamless pipes and tubes of all grades and dimensions with more than 60 years of product and business expertise. In our warehouse, we stock seamless pipes up to 24'' in the high and low-temperature range. The pipes are according to ASTM and API in the complete schedule series. Thick wall XXS is not missing in our warehouse.
Wire Rods are an engineered product made to the exact chemical, mechanical and physical requirements of individual customers and applications. It is estimated that Wire Rods are used to produce more than 100,000 finished products. These include automotive fasteners, barbed wire, nails, galvanized wire, pre-stressed concrete strand, tie wire, ground rods, chains, fencing, bed springs, wire shelving, welding wire, bolts, wire rope, concrete reinforcing mesh, concrete pipe, rubber tire reinforcement wire, annealed wire, staples, steel mesh filters, coat hangers, cold finished bar, threaded rods and many other products.