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A metal roller is a metal forming machine that uses a series of rollers to shape or impart physical qualities onto a metal. When a sheet of metal is passed between two rollers, strain hardening, or the plastic deformation of the material, causes the material to become flattened somewhat. This flattening without heat gives the steel higher levels of strength. Read More…

Cold Rolled Steel Cold rolled steel is steel that has been shaped by rolling equipment without the application of heat.
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Skokie, IL  |  847-966-3000

Block Steel Corp, ISO/TS 16949 Certified, specializes in aluminized steel and is the country’s largest aluminized steel distributor. We also stock Aluminized Stainless, Hot Dipped Galvanized, and distribute tubing.

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Bridgeport, CT  |  800-800-4422

With seven service center located between the U.S., Canada, and Mexico, Gibbs Interwire & Steel Co., LLC has you covered wherever you are. We are an ISO 9001:2015 Certified manufacturer and distributor of strip coil and wire. We offer our products in a wide range of metals, including stainless steel, carbon steel, nickel alloy, and red metals. Our wire can come sharpened, flat, round, spring, and square. We serve numerous industries, including automotive, consumer, medical, power, environmental, and chemical.

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Gibbs Interwire & Steel Co., LLC $$$

Bridgeport, CT  |  800-221-0340

In business since 1829, Bushwick Metals is a unique and accomplished manufacturer of stainless steel tubing. Approximately 750,000 square feet of warehouse space and round the clock loading and processing of material enables us to serve well a multitude of steel products users whose requirements demand prompt service. Visit our website or call Bushwick today – for the metal you need tomorrow.

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Bushwick Metals, Inc. $$$

Belmont, NH  |  800-654-6043

The level of customer service we provide at All Metals Industries continues to set the benchmark for excellence in our industry. Our innovative metal service center specializes in a full line of flat-rolled carbon products including HRP&O, cold rolled, galvanized, galvannealed, and aluminized steel in a wide range of gauges and sizes.

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All Metals Industries, Inc. $$$

Chicago, IL  |  800-323-8443

ISO 9001:2001 certified, Lapham-Hickey Steel Corporation is a top US steel service center. Unlike other companies, we are more than the strength of our steel; we were built on the strength of our relationships and partnerships with our customers. Our success is a result of our commitment. We are committed to meeting or exceeding customer expectations and increasing customer satisfaction.

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Lapham-Hickey Steel Corporation $$$
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Because no heat is involved in the cold rolling process, the oxidation risk that is always present when heat treating steel is eliminated. Cold rolled steel has a smooth surface texture and is commonly used in objects that require the integration of strong steel shapes. The process is done at or around room temperature; the steel is usually covered in oil and then shaped.

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Applications for cold rolled steel include automobile parts, construction materials, appliance parts, furniture parts, computer-cabinet hardware, small appliance parts, and other industrial purposes. Important factors to consider when selecting cold rolled steel are coil condition, thickness and width limits, coil diameter, coil weight, and surface quality.

There are many methods of forming cold rolled steel, including bending, hemming, drawing, stretching, flanging, and draw or stretch forming. Cold rolled steel products are manufactured in three different quality types. The first is commercial quality, which is mostly used for hollow metal work.

Commercial quality cold rolled steel is often used in light duty construction applications; door frames, stairwell components and other comparatively small steel construction components are often made of commercial quality cold rolled steel. Drawing quality, the second type of cold rolled steel, has a greater degree of ductility.

Drawing quality cold rolled steel is created by metal drawing, which is a process that uses forces of tension to draw metal, which increases its ductility. The third quality, physical quality, is commercial steel that is further processed. Although cold rolled steel doesn't have the shape range that hot rolled steel does, cold rolled steel offers good qualities of tensile strength and a smoother finish. Elimination of oxidation risks is one of the most important advantages of the cold rolling process.

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