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Aerospace Steel Tube

T45 Aerospace Steel Tube

T45 is a very unique seamless carbon based steel tube that has been used in many applications in different industries.

Aerospace Tubing

It is widely used in the aerospace sector in equipment such as pilot’s seats and crew’s seats due to the materials ability to withstand high G forces without snapping or splitting.


T45 is a high strength stainless steel alloy which is easily formed and easily welded. The material can improve structural strength in applications without increasing weight dramatically. There is no requirement for pre of post heat treatments.

Typical Applications

Commercial applications for this engineering material include:

  • Roll cages
  • Space Frames
  • Aerospace Impact Protection
  • Roll Bars
  • Pilot seats/ Crew seats

We stock T45 in round tube and rectangular tube.

Technical Assistance

Our knowledgeable staff and resident metallurgists will be pleased to assist you further on any technical topic. Smiths Metal Centres Limited also boasts an in-house UKAS Accredited Testing Laboratory which is unique within the multi-metal and plastic stockholding sector. We believe this underlines our total commitment to quality and our ethos of being the complete service provider.

Additional Info

A technical datasheet for T45 is available in PDF file format. To view and download, please click here.

We offer in-house processing options - for more information, please refer to our processing services.

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