Hot Rolled vs Cold Rolled Steel
A frequently asked question in the steel industry is what the difference is between hot rolled and cold rolled steel. The key difference is the rolling process used to manufacture the steel plates where hot rolled steel refers to the steel that has been manufactured above recrystallization temperature, while cold rolled steel is first manufactured as hot rolled steel but is subsequently rolled down to its final thickness while completely cold. To counter the work-hardening that takes place during the cold rolling process the material is usually annealed after being rolled to size.
Tubecon laser is able to laser cut sheet metal components out of various hot rolled and cold rolled material thickness. Give our sales team a call for all your laser cut enquiries.