Cold Rolled

Kloeckner Metals stocks a variety of steel products including cold rolled steel.

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General Info About Cold Rolled Steel

Cold rolled steel is a popular and versatile steel that has been hot rolled and then is taken through the additional processing of cold forming. After the steel cools and shrinks from hot rolling, it is further rolled out. This makes the steel up to 20% stronger and improves corrosion resistance.

Cold rolled steel can be fashioned into a variety of shapes and complex patterns without losing its strength, movability, or durability. This makes it a popular steel for the appliance and construction industries. Its stylish look and tough exterior make it perfect for ovens, refrigerators, stoves, furniture, and garages.

More Details About Cold Rolled Steel

  • Advantages and Disadvantages

    Advantages:

    • This type of steel is stronger than hard rolled steel.
    • This steel has a smoother surface finish and fewer imperfections than some other types of steel.
    • This type of steel can be thin without sacrificing strength.

    Disadvantages:

    • This kind of steel can be more costly to produce.
  • Industries

    Due to its smooth surface finish, cold rolled steel is most typically used in applications where aesthetics play a big role. Industries like the home appliance and construction industry use cold roll to give their work a stylish look. It is also durable and strong, so it is more likely to resist wear and tear. These factors are important to these industries as well.

  • Applications

    Cold rolled steel has many applications in a variety of industries from the appliance industry to the construction industry. These applications include ovens, stoves, refrigerators, furniture, filing cabinets, garages, and industrial buildings. It is typically used because of its aesthetics and style.

  • Machining

    This kind of steel is very easy to machine. It’s known for its ability to be cut into a variety of shapes and complex patterns. It does not lose its strength after these cuts have been made.

  • Welding

    Cold rolled steel is able to be welded. It is typically welded using an arc welder or through a resistance welding process.

  • Heat Treatment

    Heat treatment for this type of steel is possible, but it takes some of the strength of the steel away. Heat treating this steel is called annealing, and it relieves the internal stress that is built up during the cold forming process.

More Details About Each Cold Rolled Steel Product

  • ASTM A-1008

    ASTAM A1008 steel is a standard low-carbon steel plate that has great welldability and formability. It is used in home appliances and furniture.

  • CS-A

    CS Type A is a commercial galvanized cold rolled steel. It has a chemical composition including carbon, phosphorous, manganese, sulphur, and iron.

  • CS-B

    CS Type B is a commercial steel with a carbon, phosphorous, manganese, sulphur, and iron chemical makeup.

  • DS

    Drawing Steel showcases advanced ability to be drawn. DS is characterized by less than .05% carbon. This results in a very soft metal that can be easily bent and shaped in the manufacturing process. It is suitable for applications requiring superior drawing capabilities.

  • EDDS

    Extra Deep Drawing Steel offers the highest formability and the lowest strength reserved for deep drawing applications.

  • 33-SD

    This steel has high tensile strength and is very high value. It is a major component used in buildings and construction.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How do you compare cold rolled vs hot rolled steel?

    ANSWER:

    The difference between hot rolled and cold rolled steel lies in the extra process that is used to make cold rolled steel. Both cold and hot rolled steel starts off as billets that are then heated to 1700℉ and flattened out with industrial rollers. That steel then cools and shrinks and it is taken through the cold forming stage where it is stretched out using much more force.

  • What goes into the price of cold rolled steel?

    ANSWER:

    The main factor that determines the price of this type of steel is its additional processing. For this type of steel to be cold rolled it must go through cold forming after the normal hot rolling process. This happens once the steel is completely cooled. This means it is much harder to stretch the steel and requires more effort and machinery, thus increasing the cost.

  • What is cold rolled steel used for?

    ANSWER:

    This steel is mainly used for aesthetic and strength purposes. It is used in industrial buildings because of its strength and durability. It is used for home appliances like stoves, ovens, and refrigerators due to its smooth surface and aesthetics.

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No matter what your metals needs are, kloeckner can supply them. We stock over 200,000 products across our North American branches, including bars, plates, and everything in between. With Kloeckner as your sole vendor, you’ll save time and money across the entire value chain. See some of the other products we provide below.
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