Steel Plate & Sheet Metal

Steel sheet and plate products are manufactured from several different grades of steel, each providing their own unique qualities and beneficial features. Whether you are searching for hot rolledcold rolledgalvanizedtread, or a host of other steel plate and sheet metal options and services, there is a steel plate or sheet metal option that matches your project’s unique specifications.

At IMS, we offer steel plate and steel sheet in a broad range of lengths, widths, gauges, alloys, and specifications to meet your material requirements. To learn more about the advantages and applications for steel sheet & plateget in touch with our sales team and we’ll gladly answer your specific questions.

Steel Plate & Sheet Metal

Steel sheet metal is often manufactured with cold rolled or hot rolled sheet metal options. Each option provides its own exclusive advantages

Hot Rolled Steel Sheet & Plate

Hot rolling utilizes large ingots and large reduction rolling, which not only improves production efficiency, but also creates conditions for increasing rolling speed and achieving a continuous and automated rolling process. Hot rolled steel and plate products are available as standard hot rolled or as hot rolled P & O. Common hot rolled steel specifications include HR A36, HR A1011, and HR A1018.
  • Increased malleability
  • Numerous applications
  • Less expensive than cold rolling
  • High rate of production
  • Provides a rougher surface than cold rolled steel
  • Easy to drill, form, and weld

Cold Rolled Steel Sheet & Plate

Cold rolled steel is heated and cooled just like hot rolled steel but is then further processed using annealing or temper rolling to develop higher tensile strength and yield strength. The additional labor and time for processing adds to the cost but allows for closer dimensional tolerances and provides a wide range of finishing options. This form of steel has a smoother finish and is used in applications requiring a specific surface condition and dimensional tolerance. Common specifications for CR steel include ASTM A653, ASTM A879 CQ, ASTM A1008, and CQ SAE 1008.
  • Holds tighter tolerances than hot rolled steel
  • Up to 20% stronger than hot rolled steel
  • Enhanced surface finish
  • Aesthetically pleasing

High-Strength Steel Plate

The difference between steel sheet and steel plate lies with their gauge or thickness. Plate metal thickness includes steel sheet metal that is 5mm or thicker. Steel plate is often used for construction or structural purposes due to its low maintenance versatility.
  • Corrosion resistant
  • Durability
  • Strength-to-weight ratio

Steel Plate & Sheet Metal Applications

Durable, adaptable, and easy to work with, steel sheet and plate can be used to create several distinct types of products and structures. Common applications for steel plate and sheet include:

IMS is Your Locally Trusted Steel & Metal Supply Company

With six locations located throughout Southern California and Arizona, IMS is a full-service metal supplier that understands what you need. Our inventory of metal products includes a broad range of metal shapes and an extensive selection of alloys. We offer the following advantages:
  • Same day will-call pick up
  • Next day local delivery
  • Great high volume discount pricing
  • Custom cut to size metal production
  • ISO 9001 certified

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IMS is Equipped to Handle Any Size Order Quantity

At IMS, we provide unsurpassed next day delivery or same day will-call pick up at any of our convenient locations. With six locations and well over 400,000 square feet of warehouse space we are well equipped to handle all sized orders. From selling one piece in our stores to delivering truckloads of metal to your location, we work well with all types of customers. Whether you’re a large government contract supplier or a one-person welding shop, we have you covered.

Expert Advice for Your Steel & Metal Supply Needs

IMS is proud to have employees who know a lot about metal. However, we are not in a position legally or professionally to offer technical advice. We are happy to answer any questions we can without charge. By doing so we will have no obligation or liability for the advice or the results. Any recommendation we offer is given and accepted at buyer's risk.

Order Steel Plate and Sheet Metal from our California or Arizona Locations Today

Stop by one of our six locations across California and Arizona and check out our steel sheet metal inventory. We offer quick delivery throughout the Southwest region and Mexico. Request a quote or contact IMS for high-quality plate steel and sheet metal today.