Steel remains one of our most popular materials, so we've decided to add a few new options to our lineup of options in our online quoting system. The following steel materials are now available:
- Cold Finished Steel 1018
- Cold Rolled Steel A366/1008
- Hot Rolled Steel A36
- Hot Rolled Steel 1045
- Hot Rolled Steel A569/ASTM A1011
These are available in stock materials ranging from as thin as 0.024 inch all the way up to 1 inch thick.
We have three main varieties of steel: hot rolled, cold rolled, and cold finished. Cold rolled and cold finished steel will generally have the smoothest surface finish, and will look the best on applications that need to look good. Hot rolled steel is usually less expensive, but can have an irregular oxide coating (mill scale) on the outside.
For comparison purposes, here is a chart of the relative strengths of the various kinds of steel.
|Type||Ultimate Tensile Strength, psi. Higher is Better|
|Cold Finished Steel 1018||63,800|
|Cold Rolled Steel A366/1008||38,000 - 51,900|
|Hot Rolled Steel A36||58,000 - 79,800|
|Hot Rolled Steel 1045||95,000|
|Hot Rolled Steel A569/ASTM A1011||30,000 - 50,000|
As always, if you don't see your material on our list, just ask, and we'll try to accommodate your needs.
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