Hot Rolled Steel

Diamond Metals is Your Preferred Hot Rolled Steel Provider!

Hot Rolled Steel is available in many shapes, grades, and sizes.

To make the steel easier to form and to create products that are easier to work with; hot rolled steel has been roll-pressed at very high temperatures that are typically above the re-crystallization temperature for most steels.

Since hot rolled steel is cooled after processing, it shrinks slightly, creating less control over its final shape, making it less suitable for precision applications. Hot rolled steel is typically used in applications where very specific dimensions aren’t critical.

Hot rolled steel requires much less processing than cold rolled steel, making it more cost efficient. Hot rolled steel is free from internal stresses that can arise from quenching or work-hardening processes.

Diamond Metals offers many grades of hot rolled steel. Looking for something particular? Contact us today. Below are the most common grades of hot rolled steel:

  • A36: Excellent welding properties and is suitable for grinding, punching, tapping, drilling and machining processes. A36 is the most commonly used mild and hot rolled steel.
  • C1010: Common low carbon steel as contrasted with special or alloy steels. It is a fairly low strength steel that may be quenched and tempered for increased strength.
  • C1018: Easily formed, machined, welded and fabricated. Especially suited for parts which require cold forming (such as crimping, swaging, or bending). For extreme bends, stress relieving may be necessary to prevent cracking.
  • A1011: Known for having extreme strength and excellent formability. Often used where normal surface imperfections are not intolerable. It can be bent at average room temperatures without cracking on itself.
  • C1026: Easily welded, using all the normal welding practices. The material is maintained during processing to prevent loss of structure or forfeiture of physical properties across the weld area.
  • A500: Exhibits superior strength, weldability, and a low cost. Exclusively used in structural tubing.
  • C1045: Machinability is good but forming and welding qualities are limited. Typically used for machining, forging, heat treating, and cold drawing. Provides more strength than can be obtained from lower carbon steels.
  • C1141: Fine-gain structure with high consistency and uniformity. Medium-carbon steel with higher mechanical properties than other medium carbon steels, as well as free machining properties.

When dimensional tolerances aren’t as important as overall material strength, and where surface finish isn’t a major factor, hot rolled steel is typically used. If surface finish is a concern, hot rolled steel can still be used. Scaling can be removed by grinding, sand blasting, or acid-bath pickling. Diamond Metals can help you with any of these needs.

With the purchase and installation of a new state of the art flame cutting machine, with a PC based control system, Diamond Metals has vastly expanded inventory of hot rolled steel, as well as, our in-house grinding, saw cutting and milling capabilities.

Diamond Metals offers single-source supplier services to all Tool & Die Shops, Metal Stampers, Machine Shops, and General Manufacturers.

Please contact us for a quote and a fast delivery date today.


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