Cold Rolled Steel

Cascadia Metals carries a complete inventory of Cold Rolled Steel products. Cold Rolled Steel is essentially hot rolled steel that has been processed further in cold reduction mills, where the material is cooled (at room temperature) followed by annealing and/or temper rolling.

Cold rolling increases the strength and hardness while decreasing ductility of steel by rolling it at ambient temperature (or below its recrystallization temperature). In addition to improvement of mechanical properties, cold rolling results in more control over the shape and dimensions of the finished product.

Benefits

Dimensional Accuracy – more dimensionally precise than hot rolled steel

Improved Strength & Hardness – increased density equals greater strength

Superior Surface Finish – uniform, smooth dull surface suitable for painting

Our Cold Rolled Steel meets ASTM A568 requirements.

So you can rest assured our product will meet all standard specifications per ASTM.

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Annealing

Cold Rolled Steel can be partially or fully restored to its original properties through an annealing process.  Annealing consists of heating the steel to above the recrystallization temperature, soaking at that temperature and then cooling the steel. Heating of the steel during annealing facilitates the movement of iron atoms, resulting in the disappearance of dislocations as well as the formation and growth of new grains of various sizes. The three stages of annealing are recovery, recrystallization, and grain growth.

End-Use Applications

Cold Rolled Steel coil is produced as a feedstock for metallic-coated coils such as galvanized or galvannealed steel.  Cold Rolled Steel has an improved surface finish which makes it ideal for use in furniture, appliances and other consumer goods.  Cold Rolled Steel can also be powder coated for post-paint applications.  Other applications of Cold Rolled Steel include automotive, railway components, construction and building components, storage racks, grain bins, partitions, HVAC intakes/exhausts as well as electrical goods.  Cold Rolled Steel is also frequently used in construction of bridges, highway products, transmission towers and poles, and various types of equipment.