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Innovative Applications of Rectangle Tubing

What is Rectangle Tubing?

Rectangular tubing is a hollow structural section with a rectangular cross-section like square tubing. It is typically used in construction, fabrication, and engineering projects where strength, durability, and shape are important to the design.

Benefits of Rectangle Tubing

Rectangular tubing boasts increased versatility, allowing for more flexibility in design options. Its flat sides provide greater contact surface area, making it ideal for applications that require heat transfer or attachment of additional components. Additionally, the corners reduce the risk of stress concentration, enhancing overall durability

Common Applications of Rectangle Tubing

Other advantages of Rectangular Tubing include:

Space Utilization: Rectangular tubing allows for efficient use of space, especially in applications where round shapes are less efficient. For example, rectangular tubing can be used in building construction to create slender columns or beams that maximize interior space while providing structural support.

Directional Strength: Rectangular tubing provides directional strength, which can resist greater loads in one direction. This can be advantageous in applications where the load is primarily applied in a specific direction, such as in bridges or support beams.

Ease of Attachment: Rectangular tubing provides flat surfaces for attachment points, making connecting to other structural components easier. This can simplify fabrication and reduce the need for additional connectors or adapters, saving time and labor costs.

Creative & Innovative Uses of Rectangle Tubing

Playground Equipment: Rectangular tubing can be used to fabricate innovative playground structures such as climbing frames, balance beams, or monkey bars using rectangle tubing. Its strength and durability ensure safety while encouraging physical activity and exploration.

Architectural Elements: Incorporation of rectangle tubing into architectural designs for features like canopies, railings, or decorative screens is commonly applied. Its durability makes it suitable for both interior and exterior applications.

Material Handling: Use rectangle tubing to construct efficient storage racks or shelving systems for warehouses or workshops. Its strength and stability can support heavy loads, optimizing space and organization in industrial settings.

About Alliance Tubular Products

As an extension of Alliance Steel, Alliance Tubular Products is the only steel tube mill in the country that can produce your specialty sections and metric shapes without the expense and lead times associated with new tooling.

Alliance Tubular Products offers a range of value-added services for steel tubing that sets us apart from the competition. Our mill is direct from quality, and we ensure that every product meets rigorous standards for performance and reliability.

Using our universal tooling rolling technology, Alliance Tubular can produce virtually any ERW square between 1.5" - 5.0" (38mm - 127mm) sq and any rectangle between 1.5" x 2.0" - 4.0" x 6.0" (102mm x 152mm).

From master coil to tubular products, Alliance Tubular Products offers an extensive selection of tubular products crafted to meet each customer's specific needs.

Contact us through our website,, or call 219.427.5400.