Black Steel Sheet in Newcastle
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Stock items can be purchased in any quantity, including part-sheets.
HRC (Hot-Rolled Commercial steel sheeting) is most commonly used for a range of general purpose situations, including trailer floors and fuel tanks. This steel fabrication is easy to weld and fold, making it a reliable choice for DIYers and experienced tradespeople.
What Is Hot Rolling?
Hot rolling involves rolling the steel at a very high temperature; it must be above the steel’s recrystallisation temperature – 920°C. When steel reaches these temperature heights, it can be easily moulded and formed in much larger sizes. HRC is typically more affordable than cold-rolled steel because there is minimal delay in the manufacturing process.
However, once the steel cools off, it has a tendency to shrink slightly which gives you less control over the shape and size of the finished product. This means hot-rolled steel is most commonly used in situations where precise shapes and tolerances aren’t required.
Cold-Rolled Black Sheet (CRC) is much softer and more malleable than HRC, making it perfect for jobs that require the sheet to be shaped in a precise and particular way. For example, CRC is ideal for bodywork on cars.
What is Cold Rolling?
Essentially, CRC is hot-rolled sheet that has had further processing. After the hot-rolling process, the steel is cooled at room temperature and then undergoes annealing and/or tempers rolling. Cold reduction mills will produce steel with closer dimensional perfection with a wider variety of surface finishing.
The benefits of the cold-rolled black sheet process include:
- Increased yield and tensile strengths
- Turning removes surface imperfections
- Grinding narrows the original size tolerance range
- Polishing will improve the surface finish
CRC is more complicated to work with than HRC, so keep this in mind when making your purchasing decision.
Ezimetal Is Your Local Metal Supplier
For online steel supplies, look no further than Ezimetal. We take the time to understand our customer’s needs and make the buying process as simple as possible. Get in touch for more information about Black Steel Sheet in Newcastle.
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