Hot rolled steel and sheet metal products are commonly used for industrial applications throughout the world. With a wide range of options, HR plate and sheet metal products provide numerous advantages that cannot be replicated by other metal products.
AT IMS, we supply premium hot rolled steel and sheet metal products to customers throughout Southern California, Arizona, and Northern Mexico. Get the high-quality metal products you need and keep your project on-time and on budget. We make metal purchasing easy by providing multiple purchasing options with all metal orders.

To learn more about our hot rolled steel plate and sheet metal options, get in touch with our sales team to find the metal product that meets your project specifications. At IMS, our metal experts understand the specifications and advantages of our entire inventory of metal products. Let us help you with your metal needs today.


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

IMS is Equipped to Handle Any Size Hot Rolled Steel 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 HR Steel Plate & Sheet Metal 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.

HR Steel Plate & Sheet Metal Advantages 

Hot rolling usually uses large ingots and large reduction rolling, which not only improves production efficiency, but also creates conditions for increasing rolling speed and achieving continuous and automated rolling process. Some of the other benefits associated with hot rolled steel square bar include:
  • Increased malleability
  • Numerous applications
  • Less expensive than cold rolling
  • High rate of production

Hot Rolled Steel Plate & Sheet Metal Characteristics

Hot rolled steel plate and sheet typically requires much less processing than cold rolled steel, which makes it a lot cheaper. However, since hot rolled steel can cool at room temperature, it’s free from internal stresses that can arise from quenching or work-hardening processes.
HR steel sheet and plate can be identified by the following characteristics: 
  • A scaled surface—a remnant of cooling from extreme temperatures
  • Slightly rounded edges and corners for bar and plate products (due to shrinkage and less precise finishing)
  • Slight distortions, where cooling may result in slightly trapezoidal forms, as opposed to perfectly squared angles

Cold vs Hot Rolled Steel Plate & Sheet Metal

Hot rolled steel sheet and plate provides a rougher surface than cold rolled steel and plate. When galvanized it is also regularly used in applications where corrosion resistance is a necessity. High strength and highly formable HR steel plate and sheet metal products are also easy to drill, form and weld.
The main differences between hot rolled and cold rolled steel comes down to specific manufacturing processes. Hot rolling refers to processing done with heat, while cold rolling refers to processes done at or around room temperature. Although these techniques affect overall performance and application, they should not be confused with formal specifications and grades of steel, which relate to metallurgical composition and performance ratings.

Cold & Hot Rolled Steel Manufacturing Processes

Both hot rolled steel and cold rolled steel start out in largely the same way and both can have the same grades and specifications. But cold rolled steel undergoes additional processing steps, resulting in improved properties that can be exploited for different applications. Each type of steel has its advantages and disadvantages and costs for the two types of steel can also vary widely. 

Precision HR Steel Plate & Sheet Metal Secondary Services

When you order from Industrial Metal Supply (IMS), we can cut your metal to size and deliver the next day. If you require more extensive services than just sawing or shearing, we also offer the following advanced metal cutting options:  

Upload Competitor Pricing Quotes

IMS now allows you to directly upload competitor pricing directly through our checkout and shipping portal. Upload your competitor pricing and we’ll do our best to match or beat their pricing and lead times.

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

Stop by one of our six locations across California and Arizona and check out our hot rolled steel sheet and plate 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.