Cold rolled strip steel, often shortened to strip steel or cold rolled strip, is commonly used across various applications and industries. Today, I’ll cover some of the unique properties of this steel product, along with a few of the most common uses for cold rolled strip steel.
Unique Properties of Cold Rolled Strip Steel
Strip steel is a metal product created from hot rolled strip steel that has been pickled, before rolling, to remove any surface impurities. With a clean, uniform finish, cold rolled strip steel is known for having a tighter thickness tolerance than cold rolled steel.
Strip steel is lightweight, easy to fabricate, transport, and install, making it a great alternative to larger sheets or plates in applications involving small components. It’s available in various tempers and suits a wide array of formability needs. While strip steel is often cut and stamped to form a desired shape and finish, it can also be subject to additional fabrication methods.
COLD ROLLED STRIP STEEL’S POPULAR PROPERTIES
It’s clear that cold rolled strip steel has many mechanical properties characteristic of this metal. The most popular, however, include:
- Excellent cold formability
- Uniform mechanical properties
- Narrow thickness tolerances
- Excellent surface quality
COMMON USES FOR COLD ROLLED STRIP STEEL
Cold rolled strip steel is used in various applications, from complex parts to simple selections. It is a popular metal product in the automotive industry, often stamped into body panels and other automotive components. However, the applications don’t stop there.
COLD ROLLED STRIP STEEL IN APPLIANCES
Because of cold rolled strip’s steel unique properties, it has become a popular material used in everyday household appliances. Here are some examples, to name a few:
- Washing machines
- Tumble dryers
- Hot water tanks
Beyond the automotive and appliance industry, strip steel is becoming an increasingly popular material to use in building and construction materials.
COLD ROLLED STRIP STEEL CARRIED BY MEAD METALS
Mead Metals, Inc. offers A109 cold rolled strip steel products in gauges 0.004-0.1345, in a variety of tempers (from hard to skin-rolled). Your order of strip steel can be slit, cut-to-length, and/or blanked by our in-house metal processing value-add services.
Whatever quantity of cold rolled strip steel you may need, Mead Metals, Inc. can provide it with excellent quality and lower lead times. Tell us about your project today to get started!