Hexagon Steel Bar

Hexagon steel bars, also known as hex bars, are metal bars with a hexagonal cross-section. These bars are created by machining round bars to form six equal sides. Hexagon steel bars offer specific advantages and are used in a variety of applications. Here are key points to consider about hexagon steel bars:

Manufacturing Process: Hexagon steel bars are typically produced by machining round steel bars. The round bars undergo a machining process known as hexagoning, where six flat surfaces are created to form the hexagonal shape. This process provides precision and consistency in dimensions.

  • Materials: Similar to round bars, hexagon steel bars can be made from various materials, including carbon steel, alloy steel, and stainless steel. The material selection depends on the specific requirements of the application, considering factors such as strength, corrosion resistance, and machinability.
  • Standard Sizes: Hexagon steel bars come in standard sizes, and the dimensions are often specified by the width across the flats (the distance between opposite faces). Common sizes range from a few millimeters to larger dimensions, depending on the intended use.
  • Surface Finish: The surface finish of hexagon steel bars can vary based on the manufacturing process. Cold-drawn hexagon bars often have a smoother finish, while hot-rolled hexagon bars may have a scaled surface. The choice of finish depends on the application requirements.
  • Quality Control: Like other steel bars, hexagon steel bars undergo quality control measures to ensure consistent dimensions, mechanical properties, and surface quality. This may involve inspections, testing, and adherence to industry standards.

Hexagon steel bars offer a geometric advantage over round bars in certain applications, providing improved grip and resistance to rotation. Their use is prevalent in industries where precision machining and a unique cross-sectional shape are advantageous.

Grade Profile Type Bar/Coil Size
MS/SAE 1018/EN32B/EN3B/C20 HEX BRIGHT BAR 9.5 mm
MS/SAE 1018/EN32B/EN3B/C20 HEX BRIGHT BAR 12.7 mm
MS/SAE 1018/EN32B/EN3B/C20 HEX BRIGHT BAR 15.75 mm