ASTM A1008 – Commercial Steel
14 – 24 Gauge - 48" & 60" wide products
Cold Rolled Steel is the next step up in value added product produced at the mill.
It is made by pickling a Hot Rolled coil to remove the scale. The coil is then subjected to a cold rolling process that gives the coil more accurate dimensions. The cold rolling process work hardens the material and must be subjected to an annealing process to enhance the workability/formability of the end product. The final result is a clean silver colored product with light oil that exhibits a flatter profile and a tighter gauge tolerance. It is used when the physical appearance or dimensional tolerances of downstream processing is a concern.
Typical uses of Cold Rolled Products are:
· Metal Furniture
· Filing Cabinets
· Stamping Hardware
· Lighting Fixtures
· Steel Drums
Many other uses not listed above.