Advanced High Strength Steels
High strength steels (sometimes referred to as HSLA, or high strength, low alloy) are strengthened primarily by micro-alloying elements.
This type of steel lightens the structure in applications such as automotive for improved fuel economies.
Cold Rolled Steel
Cold rolled steel is found in a variety of products including sheet, flat roll, bars and tube. With cold rolling, the material is cold worked (or work hardened) which increases the strength of steel and affords tighter tolerances for highly engineered applications.
Cold rolled steel is found in a variety of products including sheet, flat roll, bars and tube.
Galvanized steel is carbon steel that is hot dipped and coated with zinc on both sides of the steel itself. Through hot dipping, the iron-zinc alloy forms a bond to prevent the carbon steel from rusting.
The governing specifications of hot dip galvanizing are: ASTM A123/A123M, ASTM A153/153M, ASTM A767, CSA G164, SO 1461:2009.
Hot Rolled Steel
Hot rolled steel is your traditional steel that is supplied for a wide variety of products. These coils are provided with a mill edge and are produced by rolling slabs of steel at a high temperature that’s above the steel’s recrystallisation point.
Common specifications include ASTM A1011/A1018 and ASTM A606.
Chicago Steel produces a plethora of other metals to assist your business, including Advanced High Strength Steel, Aluminized, Aluminum, Cold Rolled Full Hard, Galvalume, Hot Rolled Pickled & Oiled, Painted Products and Stainless Steel.