Steel Basics: What is A1008 Cold Rolled Steel?

Miami Valley Steel Service is a trusted name in supplying material by customers across the United States. We offer countless specifications of steel to fit our customers’ needs, but A1008 Cold Rolled Steel is among one of the most popular. 

A1008 cold rolled steel is a type of low carbon steel that has been rolled at room temperature, resulting in a smooth, shiny finish. This type of steel is commonly used in a variety of applications due to its many desirable properties. For example, A1008 cold rolled steel is often used in the manufacture of appliances, such as refrigerators, washers, and dryers, due to its excellent formability and weldability. It is also used in the automotive industry, particularly in the manufacture of car bodies, as it is lightweight yet strong and durable. Additionally, A1008 cold rolled steel is used in the construction industry for roofing, siding, and framing applications due to its resistance to corrosion and its ability to withstand harsh weather conditions.

Another major use of A1008 cold rolled steel is in the manufacturing of components for electronic devices. Its electrical conductivity makes it ideal for use in components such as transformer cores, motor laminations, and computer components. The steel’s smooth surface finish also makes it a popular choice for consumer electronics, such as audio and video equipment, as it can be easily painted or coated to match the desired aesthetic. Finally, A1008 cold rolled steel is often used in the production of furniture, particularly for metal frames and supports, due to its strength and durability. Overall, the versatility and desirable properties of A1008 cold rolled steel make it a popular choice for a wide range of industrial and consumer applications.