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High Strength Steel

Every steel variety’s properties depend on the ratio of iron to alloying materials, usually carbon, as well as other additives. Also, a steel’s physical properties can be changed by metal treatment processes like hot and cold rolling. Read More…

High Strength Steel High strength steel is the term given to steels that exhibit extremely high qualities of strength and corrosion resistance.
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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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Kenilworth, NJ  |  908-272-2620

Blue Blade Steel is a U.S. made spring steel manufacturer offering tempered steel services. We are also a steel manufacturer of custom strip steel for a variety of industries. We have state-of-the-art equipment, and believe in embracing new technologies. Seek when you need high product quality.

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Blue Blade Steel $$$

Youngstown, OH  |  800-321-9257

Here at Hynes Industries we offer a number of custom roll formed and standard roll formed products. With manufacturing experiences dating back to 1925 we have the background and skill to handle all of your requests. Simply contact one of our representatives to learn more information!

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Hynes Industries $$$

Kenilworth, NJ  |  908-497-1477

Aircraft-quality alloy steel in sheet and plate is available through Benedict-Miller’s steel service center. We meet AMS, ASTM and AISI specifications, and are ISO 9002-certified. We have our own in-house metallurgical laboratory. Benedict-Miller is a subsidiary of Blue Blade Steel.

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Benedict-Miller, Inc. $$$

Houston, TX  |  800-749-4621

Cold Rolled Steel is a mill product made with a high degree of gauge accuracy and uniformity of physical characteristics. The smooth deoxidized matte finish gives an excellent base for paint, lacquer and enamel. Box annealing and absence of scale permit stamping and moderate drawing operations. Sheets bend flat on themselves without cracking. Our Cold Rolled sheet and coil conform to ASTM A1008.

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Curtis Steel Co., Ltd. $$$
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High strength steels usually feature a comparatively low carbon content, typically between 0.05 and 0.25% of the steel's mass, which allows the steel to retain qualities of weldability and formability. A long list of other elements are added to alter the properties of high strength steel; this list includes manganese, in some cases amounting to as much as 2% of the steel's mass.

Conveyor transporting finished roll of steel High Strength Steel - Block Steel Corp.

Small quantities of other elements like copper, nitrogen, nickel, chromium and even some rare earth elements may also be added to give the steel a certain quality. High strength steel is known for its high structural integrity. This steel is often used in the automotive manufacturing and transportation industries to produce parts used in the construction of cars, trains, subway cars and heavy machinery.

When high strength steel is produced with the newest manufacturing techniques, it offers reduced weight, enhanced crash performance, manufacturing process consolidation and a reduction in costs.

A combination of cold rolling and proper alloying techniques produces high strength steel. Cold rolling, which is a metal working process in which metals are forced between rollers at or near room temperature, imparts higher qualities of strength because of the compressive stress to which the process subjects metals. Before a metal can be processed, it must first be alloyed.

High strength steels are usually alloyed with elements like copper, vanadium and titanium for strengthening. Advanced and ultra high strength steels have been developed over the past two decades in the steel industry and are stronger and less heavy than ever before. But with increased hardness and tensile strength comes a common problem: tooling materials that are not sturdy enough to handle the steel cab become damaged if exposed to it.

Improperly equipped machinery can become chipped and cracked if used to process metals that are too strong. For this reason, every metalworking process should be carefully planned based on variables of metal composition and equipment capacity; this reduces the likelihood of equipment failure, product loss and even worker injury.

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