What is Cold Rolled Steel?

Cold rolled steel is hot rolled steel that has been further processed. The steel is processed in cold reduction mills, where the material is cooled (at room temperature) followed by annealing and/or tempers rolling. Compared to hot rolled steel, cold rolled steel has a superior surface  finish and is superior in tolerance, concentricity, and straightness. This process will produce steel with closer dimensional tolerances and a wide range of surface finishes.

Industry Specifications:

ASTM: A366, A505A568A607A611A715, A963A969A1008/A1008M


Ford Cold Rolled Steel:

WSS-M1A365 Cold Rolled Steel
WSS-M1A367 Cold Rolled Steel

WSB-M1A215 Cold Rolled High Strength Low Alloy Steel
WSD-M1A333 Cold Rolled Steel
WSS-M1A341 Bake Hardened / Dent Resistant Steel
WSS-M1A345 Cold Rolled Steel
WSS-M1A347 Cold Rolled HSLA Steel

GM Cold Rolled Steel:

GMW2M Cold Rolled Steel
GMW3032M Cold Rolled High Strength Low Alloy Steel

Chrysler Cold Rolled Steel:

MS-264 Cold Rolled Steel
MS Cold Rolled Steel
MS.50002 Cold Rolled Steel

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