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Hot Rolled Steel Sheet
Looking for a metal that’s easy to shape? This is the one. A big favourite with blacksmiths, our hot rolled mild steel sheet is ideal for when pliability is key. Of course, in its normal state, it's strong stuff, but the process used to form it means it becomes more malleable when hot, making it perfect for forging. At the steel mill, ultra-heated carbon steel (often known as plain or mild steel) is passed through two heavy duty rollers, which flatten it into sheets. Imagine dough being squeezed through two giant rolling pins and you’ve got the right idea. The finished product is a ductile yet sturdy metal that’s up to countless jobs. Just like our other products, our hot rolled steel sheet comes in a wide variety of thicknesses and sizes to suit your project. There’s no minimum order and we can cut master sizes down to precisely the dimensions you need, so that nothing goes to waste.
Good for: Construction, automotive parts, agricultural equipment, energy provision, industry strip, lifting, blacksmithing, manufacturing, excavating, pipes, railway and train carriage components and more.
How it's made: Ingots or slabs of steel are heated to almost 1000ºC (this scorching heat ensures it's over the all-important recrystallisation temperature) before being passed through twin heavy rollers in the steel mill. When the metal is as hot as this, it can be easily manipulated into the shape and size required. One of the reasons why hot rolled steel is in demand is that it can be made quickly and in larger sized sheets than other metals. As long as the temperature of the metal at the time of rolling is above its recrystallisation temperature, it is classed as hot rolling (when the process happens at room temperature, it’s called cold rolling or cold reducing, and the finished product is less malleable.) Hot rolled steel is often pickled after the rolling process to remove any surface scale; see our hot rolled pickled and oiled steel sheet if you’re looking for hot rolled plate with a smoother finish.
What our customers say about us:
“Superb seller, excellent comms. Will definitely buy from them again. Cheers.” – 7th March 2015, eBay buyer aimct.
“Items as described. Good quality steel. Prompt delivery. Thank you.” – 12th February 2015, eBay buyer venturiengineering
The largest steel plate on record was used for the 4th Liwa festival in Liwa, UAE, in 2008. Measuring a whopping 10.06 by 2.03 metres, it was filled with 2000kg of dates.
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