Laser Cutting Mild Steel

Mild Steel is a generic term covering a wide range of low carbon steels. At GF Laser we cut and stock a wide range of thicknesses of mild steel or if it is not in stock we can usually obtain steels on a next day basis.

We can cut mild steel from 0.5mm thick right up to 20mm thick and offer a powdercoating service when you require corrosion protection or for aesthetic purposes.

If you want to know a bit more about mild steel, it’s explained below:

Mild steel is a type of low carbon steel that is widely used in the construction and manufacturing industries. It is known for its strength, durability, and versatility, making it a popular choice for a variety of applications.

Mild steel contains low levels of carbon, typically less than 0.25%, which gives it its characteristic soft and pliable properties. This makes it ideal for cold-forming processes, such as bending and stamping, without cracking or breaking. It is also readily weldable and can be easily coated for protection against corrosion.

Some common uses of mild steel include:

  • Structural components in construction, such as beams, columns, and trusses.
  • Automotive parts and components, such as car bodies, chassis, and engine parts.
  • Piping and tubing for the transportation of fluids, such as water and gas.
  • Plate and sheet metal used in fabrication and manufacturing.

Mild steel is an economical choice due to its relatively low cost and readily available supply, making it a popular choice for many applications. However, it is important to note that mild steel is not suitable for applications that require high strength, high temperature resistance, or corrosion resistance. In these cases, other materials, such as aluminium or stainless steel, may be more appropriate.

If you want to receive a free quotation for your mild steel laser cutting please contact a member of our estimating team today.