Cold Rolled Steel
Cold rolled steel isn’t actually “cold” as the name might suggest. Slabs are cooled to room temperature, then rolled and processed into their final size/shape.
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. The material is then annealed to make the steel more formable. The cold rolling process is more visually appealing and appears shinier than traditional hot roll steel.
Cold rolled steel is found in a variety of products including sheet, flat roll, bars and tube.