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Very basically speaking, recrystallization temperature is the point at which a metal becomes sufficiently ductile to be shaped without breaking. Ductility is the measure of a material’s capacity to be shaped without breaking. Generally, the higher the temperature to which a metal is heated, the higher its ductility. Read More…

Hot Rolled Steel Hot rolling is a metal forming process in which a metal is heated above its recrystallization temperature and rolled into a shape by a series of rollers.
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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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Grandville, MI  |  616-531-8600

Looking for a steel service center with expertise in flat rolled steel? Look no further than Hascall Steel Company. Check out our inventory: hot rolled, hot rolled pickled & oiled, cold rolled, galvanized, galvaneal, galvalume, aluminized and electro galvanized steel. Send us an inquiry today!

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San Carlos, CA  |  650-654-1500

With over 20 years of experience, Maxx Metals Inc., an independent family-owned business, has been a leader in the steel service center industry. We have a variety of different products in inventory, including hot-dipped galvanized and carbon steel products, stainless steel, and aluminum. Here at Maxx Metals, our staff will confidently lead our customers through the process to meet their needs.

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Valley City, OH  |  888-278-4682

Founded in 1977, Northlake Steel has become a steel service center industry leader. We are committed to producing high-quality products for our customers. Our capabilities of precision set us apart from the competition and enable us to tailor our steel products to your needs.

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University Park, IL  |  708-235-8912

Tandem Metals, a benchmark in precision slitting. Here at Tandem Metals, we offer stainless steel, carbon steel, coated products, alloy steel, red metals and aluminum HSLA steel. Our services include slitting, rolling, annealing, edging and cut to length. Based in University Park, Illinois, we are here to serve you and no question or order is too small or unusual.

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When steel is heated beyond its recrystallization temperature and pushed between a set of rollers, the sheets that emerge from the rolling process exhibit qualities of high strength and good formability. This type of steel is not as hard as cold rolled steel, but is often used for high strength and structural applications within the automotive, appliance, railroad and ship building industries.

Hot rolled steel is used for a wide variety of products, such as frame components for cars, wheels, tubing, agricultural equipment parts and machinery parts. It is usually a blue-grey color and is only painted if it has been pickled with zinc or iron phosphates. This type of steel is available in yield strengths up to 60 ksi.

To produce hot rolled steel, steel service centers heat semi-finished slabs of steel nearly to their melting point in a furnace, where they become easily moldable. The slab is pushed through a set of rollers, a process comparable to rolling cookie dough with a rolling pin. Its thickness is cut down from eight or nine inches to between one and 1.5 inches.

The steel is then cropped into different shapes by a pair of steel drums with large shearing blades and left to return to room temperature. As it cools, a metallurgical transformation in the steel's crystal structure takes places, which hardens the steel considerably. Outside processing, such as pickling, temper rolling, re-squaring, slitting and cutting-to-length is done after the rolling process is complete.

Pickling, for example, is the process of surface treating hot rolled steel with strong acids. Because steel is susceptible to oxidization, especially when exposed to heat, hot rolling can cause an undesirable film to form on the surface of the steel. Pickling can remove this film without risking deformation to the steel's surface. Other physical machining processes can also be used to remove such films.

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