What Are Flat Steel Products?

What Are Flat Steel Products?

Tampa Steel & Supply has a wide selection of flat steel products. When the term “flat” is used to describe steel, it refers to products that consist of both steel sheets as well as steel plates. Since flat steel products are used in a wide range of applications across all industry sectors, it’s important to understand exactly what they are and what functions and applications they serve.

What Are Flat Steel Products?

Different Flat Steel Products

  • Plates
  • Hot Rolled Sheets
  • Cold Rolled Sheets
  • Coated Sheets

Steel Plates

What Are Flat Steel Products?

  • Typically tailored to specific customer instructions
  • Used in construction, shipbuilding as well as industrial machinery

Hot Rolled (HR) Steel Sheets

What Are Flat Steel Products?

  • Fabricated at temperatures at or above 1,000 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Due to the high temperatures at which it’s processed, deformation takes place which causes HR steel to be lesser in strength than cold rolled steel
  • High malleability and moldability
  • Used in automobiles, agricultural equipment, construction, and fabrication of other types of machinery

Cold Rolled (CR) Steel Sheets

What Are Flat Steel Products?

  • Processed at room temperature by high amounts of pressure
  • Typically more precise than hot rolled steel since no melting causes steel to become recrystallized and deformed
  • Higher cost than HR steel
  • Used to fabricate domestic appliances and other materials requiring high precision

Coated Steel Sheets

What Are Flat Steel Products?

  • Coated with aluminum and zinc to enhance quality and anti-corrosion properties
  • Used in a variety of industry sectors—automobiles, home electric appliances, building materials, beverage cans, housing, and transformers

Visit Tampa Steel and Supply for Quality Flat Steel Products

If you are working on a contracting, engineering, or renovation project that calls for flat steel products, Tampa Steel and Supply is your one-stop-shop for top-of-the-line steel supplies. Stop by our showroom to browse our vast inventory selection, or contact us online today.

All of us at Tampa Steel and Supply are passionate about ensuring your project—no matter the size or scope—exceeds all expectations. And as always, we work to provide you with the right metal, at the right time. Call (813) 241-2801 to speak with one of our friendly team members and find out how we help in turning your building dreams into reality.