In the manufacturing industry, steel sheets are among the most used and preferred materials. Flat steel sheets can cover large areas and are highly malleable. They are easy to manipulate into a multitude of shapes and sizes, making them the perfect material for a diverse range of industries.
Flat sheet processing employs a number of industrial treatments to turn steel into sheets of varying thicknesses and widths. These sheets then undergo further processing depending on the needs of the client. Different treatments produce different types of steel sheets, for a variety of applications: for instance, hot rolled black, or HR, processed sheets have a rough finish and texture which makes them perfect for equipment and structures that don’t require painting, while cold-rolled sheets are easier to plate and paint, making them ideal for visible applications.
There are many reasons flat steel sheets are the material of choice for most manufacturers. Here are some of them.
Manufacturing and stamping companies prefer steel sheets because of their versatile nature. Depending on the need, workers can use steel sheets as parts of a larger application, or as the main material for a particular structure. Because it is malleable, workers can bend, shape, cut, and stretch a steel sheet to meet highly specific requirements. This allows both the manufacturing company and their clients to create unique designs for custom projects.
The relatively low thickness-to-weight ratio of steel sheets is also one of the reasons that construction industry prefers them. The low ratio makes steel sheets easier to work with and to transport, and requires fewer people and equipment to move around and manipulate.
Despite its malleability and lightness, steel sheets are surprisingly durable. With just a few simple applications and treatment processes, steel sheets can become resistant to a variety of physical and chemical effects such as corrosion, moisture, UV rays, and even scratches. These treatments processes can range from hot or cold pressing the sheets, to coating the steel in special chemicals via galvanization.
Most steel processing facilities will offer different types of steel sheets depending on a project’s requirements. Depending on the project, manufacturers will select steel sheets based on specific physical and chemical properties, then process the sheets according to their client’s specifications.
Because of their versatility and durability, steel sheets are naturally low maintenance. With the right treatment, equipment or parts that use steel sheets will eventually require less upkeep. Aside from being resistant to most chemical changes like corrosion, a steel sheet’s malleability means that minimal effort is required for repairs. This makes steel sheets a practical choice for construction companies and clients looking for an easy to maintain, versatile, and durable material for their projects.
When it comes to high-quality steel sheets, Hascall Steel Company is the right choice for you. We have been in the steel processing industry for over 4 decades, and this has given us a level of expertise and competence that you will likely not find elsewhere. We have one of the largest and most diverse inventories in the steel industry; our steel sheets come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and treatments. Contact us today to learn more