Precision tubes

Whether you're looking for weight savings, corrosion resistance, narrow tolerances or low processing costs, SSAB provides a wide range of precision steel tubes to fit your needs. We promise you the market's most versatile precision tubes to make your products exceed your customer’s expectations.

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Our wide precision steel tubing ranges from E220 up to DP980 – and up to 1400 MPa (typical) for our boron tubes for quenching/hardening. Since we’d developed specific tube steel grades at our mill, and then form the tubes ourselves, we have complete control over the entire tube-manufacturing process – from dimensional tolerances and surface quality to guaranteed strength levels. Plus, SSAB’s operations produce some of the lowest embedded CO2 steel available anywhere – see our EPD below. And SSAB Fossil-Free Steels are becoming commercially available, starting in 2026.

Precision tubes
Docol tubes

Docol® Automotive Tubes, ideal for safety

Docol® Automotive Tubes are designed for use in vehicle safety systems and for car body and chassis structural components. Vehicles from racing cars to autonomous shuttles have taken advantage of Docol® Steel Tubes’ wide range of tensile strengths: from 490 MPa up to 980 MPa – without requiring costly hardening processes.

Docol Automotive Tube is typically cold rolled. Coating options include zinc (GI), Galfan® (ZA), and galvannealed (GA). The longitudinally-welded Docol Tubes are made in compliance to standard EN 10305 (parts 3 and 5) and the more demanding elongation (CR2+) values and chemical analyses. With our emphasis on tight dimensional tolerances, highly consistent mechanical properties, and excellent surface quality, Docol Steel Tubes are the “go to” for vehicle frame builders.

Docol Tube 420LA, Docol Tube 500LA, Docol Tube 600LA, Docol Tube 700LA, Docol Tube 590DP, Docol Tube 780DP, Docol Tube 980DP, Docol Tube R8

SSAB Form Tubes

SSAB Form Tubes for light engineering

SSAB Form Tubes uniquely combine strength, formability, clean steel, and surface quality. These, thin-walled, precision tubes are available in a wide variety of standard sizes and shapes, with custom sizes, shapes and lengths available upon request. SSAB Form Tubes are used for light engineering structures, such as building safety, safety fences, furniture, store fixtures, light material handling (e.g., warehouse cage trolleys), tools, cable ladders, and fitness equipment.

The yield strength range of SSAB Form Tubes ranges from 220 MPa to 420 MPa, with tensile strengths from 310 MPa to 490 MPa. The welded, precision steel tubes are made in compliance with standard EN 10305 (parts 3 and 5) and the more demanding elongation (CR2+) values and chemical analyses. Our tubes’ outstanding elongation properties help make forming easier – increasing production reliability while giving your product more design flexibility and energy absorption. In addition, our tuned chemical composition significantly improves weldability and cutting. Plus, our tight dimensional tolerances help reduce scrap, aid robot welding, and minimize set-up and adjustment times during your production.

SSAB Form Tube 220, SSAB Form Tube 320, SSAB Form Tube 420

SSAB Boron Tubes

SSAB Boron Tubes – up to 1400 MPa final strength

SSAB Boron Tube is the ideal tubing for forming complex shapes that need a high final strength. With excellent wear- and shock-resistance, its UHSS performance is typically used in vehicle safety structures and light engineering.

With its superior cleanliness and fine-grain microstructure, SSAB Boron Tube allows for critical forming operations, such as punching, shearing, and stamping – in as-rolled condition – with minimized risk of microcracking. Because of its optimized chemistry and tight dimensional tolerances, SSAB Boron Tubes enable highly consistent forming performance, day after day, batch after batch. They even enable you to do sophisticated, segmented quench hardening: delivering hardness and toughness to critical areas of your product. Quenching in oil or in water-polymer solutions works equally well, with the latter providing additional environmental benefits. SSAB Boron steel minimizes or eliminates the need for tempering after quenching, reducing energy costs and manufacturing time.

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EPD – An important tool in your sustainability work

What is the environmental impact of structural hollow sections throughout the whole lifecycle? You can find this out in SSAB’s environmental product declarations, EPDs.


Precision steel tube handbook

SSAB's Precision Steel Tube Handbook

Our Precision Steel Tube Handbook is an extensive guide to the properties and use of SSAB cold-formed, welded tubes for designers, developers and purchasers. Find out about different steel tube grades, formability, bending, welding, and workshop cost efficiencies.


Webinars and downloads

Join our experts and learn more about SSAB’s tubular steel offering with our online training. You’ll also get on-demand access to recorded webinars and more information about tubular products in a downloadable format.

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