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Steel slabs are hot-rolled from an ingot or strand cast. They are wide and rectangular in shape.
Steel billets result from the second stage of the steel production process. They are hot-rolled or forged from an ingot or strand cast. Smaller and longer than a bloom, billets are usually a square cross section less than 36 square inches.
Hot Rolled Coil (HRC)
Hot rolled coil is rolled on a hot strip mill from slabs. It can be found on the market in coil or sheet form and is further processed into finished products by the manufacturer. Hot rolled coil is typically 2-25mm thick and up to 2,250mm wide.
Cold Rolled Coil (CRC)
Cold rolled steel is a ‘flat’ steel product. The material is manufactured from hot rolled steel, the thickness of which is further reduced on a strip mill without the use of heat. The resulting thinner and flatter material is known as cold rolled steel. Typical thickness is from 0.15 to 3 mm. Typical width is from 600 to 2,100 mm.
Cold Rolled Sheet
Flat rolled products for which the required final thickness has been obtained by rolling at room temperature. To meet the various end use requirements, cold-rolled sheet products are metallurgically designed to provide specific attributes such as high formability, deep drawability, high strength, high dent resistance, good magnetic properties, enamelability and paintability.
Merchant bar is a range of commodity carbon steel long products including round, square and hexagonal bars, angles, channels and flats. Maximum diameter or width is usually 80-100mm, although flats up to 150mm wide are included. These are a staple item for many steel stockholders, large or small.
Heavy or structural sections are steel products such as beams or columns which are usually formed with a specific cross section shape e.g. H, I or U.
Hot rolled from steel billet, wire rod is delivered as coil, most commonly at 5.5mm dia, but in sizes up to 60mm dia. Close control of final cooling is a critical part of production. The most important characteristic for determining a rod’s end use is its drawability; the extent to which the rod’s diameter can be reduced during the drawing process.