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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. Block’s inventory averages 25,000 tons, which means we can fill almost all aluminized orders immediately.

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Los Angeles, CA  |  323-723-8836

We were founded over 70 years ago and we have the experience necessary to provide quality aluminized steel products to our customers. We supply our products to customers around the globe creating optimized solutions for their unique needs. We are ISO 9001:2008 certified, and all of our products are of the highest quality. Find out more by contacting us today!

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Rolled Steel Products Corporation $$$

Rosemont, IL  |  847-952-9690

Founded in 1985, Randall Metals Corporation is an ISO9001.2000 registered steel service center specializing in the processing of tight-toleranced, high-quality, flat-rolled steel products. Industries served include the automotive, consumer and commercial industries. At Randall Metals, we listen to the voice of the customer and offer completive pricing for mutual benefit and growth.

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Cleveland, OH  |  800-321-5590

Our warehouses and handling equipment are designed to protect the quality and condition of the products we sell and process. Each facility is serviced by both overhead cranes and forklifts. For a complete list of our capabilities, call us or visit our website. We'd love to hear from you!

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Majestic Steel USA $$$

Cottleville, MO  |  636-447-5255

Leading the steel tube manufacturing industry, Louisiana Steel can deliver any size, shape or material of tubing you need. Specializing in hard to find sizes and precision manufacturing for oil and mining, we design, fabricate and treat stainless, aluminum, carbon and alloy steel piping with excellence!

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Louisiana Steel, Inc. $$$
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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.

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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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