How To Buy The Right Steel Bar

If you opt for purchasing steel bars from steel distributors, here are some tips to follow to get the right steel bar for your application.

how to buy the right steel barBefore you proceed on sending a free quotation of your required steel bar, there are certain things you have to consider on how to get the right product fitted for your designated application. Steel materials may come with both simple forms and shapes, but they can come fully complicated and complex in terms of the right grade, finish, and condition. Some steel bar grades may not be well enough in a particular application, and some may be just right for all types of environments.


First and foremost, consider the kind of application you planned for. Certain steel grades or shapes have each of their own designated uses and well-suited environment. The best grades play the most in highly severe environments like aerospace, automotive, marine, chemical processing, and even in medical applications. Would you require steels for high performance application, or for ordinary use only?

Grade & properties

Steels have different grades and physical and mechanical properties specially suitable for specific environments. Do you require your bars to have good strength, display corrosion resistance, and withstand wear? It would be best for us to know what specific grade you require, like 303L stainless steel, or duplex bar, or 17-4PH round bar.

Shape & sizes

Not all grades desired are obtained in all product sizes. Mostly, all forms and possible steel bar sizes can made from austenitic stainless steel. It is important to include your desired shapes so we can work on providing you the required product shape and the grade you need. We can also do finishing operation as per customer requirement.

Bar condition

Whatever your application is, it is important to know if your steel bar should be annealed or normalized. Other manufacturers may require products to meet certain standards and specifications like ISO 9001:2008 certified, ASTM or AMS. The best thing about AGS is that we keep our products to the highest quality with consistent Quality Inspection implemented in every end phase of our operations.


Whatever finish you look for, bars should be cleanly rolled to the sections and dimensions. The bars should be free from laminations, imperfect edges, surface flaws, roughness, cracks, and any other defects. Either you look for turned, ground, or polished (TG&P) bars, hot rolled or cold finished, we make sure our bars are consistently produced with 0% error while checking if they are on their standard weight and length.


Steel bars or any products you buy must be of high quality. Either looking for a full pump shaft or bearing shaft quality in bars, we have them all available for you in a wide range of sizes and lengths.

Primary or secondary steel?

As you opt for purchasing steel products, you also have to check the type of steel material. In the market, there are two available steel types: primary steel and secondary steel. Primary steel is a virgin steel made from iron ore while secondary steel is the recycled steel made from steel/metal scrap. Some old steels are rebarred to be used for another application.

Length & Quantity

For us to work on your request, you have to include full details of your product requirement from your desired length to required number of bars .

Whether you’re looking for stainless, carbon, alloy, titanium, nickel, or alloy with your desired finish and shapes from bars to tubes, we make sure we give the best quality for all your requirements. Please let us know your product description and we will work readily on your quotation.