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Hot Rolled vs Cold Rolled

Cold rolled steel sheet is, essentially, hot rolled steel that has been further processed to increase its strength and strength-to-weight ratio. In general, cold rolled steel sheet can hold tighter tolerances than hot rolled when machined or otherwise fabricated, and provides a better overall surface finish.

In cold rolling, steel sheet is cooled at room temperature (after hot rolling), and is then annealed and/or tempers rolled. Although “cold rolled steel” is a specific type of steel, the term is often used to mean all types of carbon steel materials.

Your #1 Source for Hot & Cold Rolled Steel Sheet and Plate

Industrial Metal Supply Co. offers hot and cold rolled steel sheet and hot and cold rolled steel plate in a broad range of lengths, widths, gauges, alloys, and specifications to meet your material requirements.

We stock steel sheet and plate in 36”, 48”, and 60” widths and in 96”, 120”, and 144” lengths. We can also provide custom cut-to-size sheet and plate to fit your exact specifications.

View our inventory to find the hot or cold rolled steel plate and sheet you need, or use the filters at left to narrow your search. Request a quote today, or contact us for more information.