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Material

CNC Machined Cold-Rolled Steel

Lead Time
5 - 22 Days
Cost

$

Tolerances
± 0.005 in

Description

Cold-rolled steel has been processed at room temperature to improve its strength and durability. Cold-rolling involves passing the steel through rollers that compress and make it thinner, resulting in a smoother finish than hot-rolled steel. This smoother finish makes it easier to machine and work with. Due to its strength and flexibility, cold-rolled steel is often used to manufacture precision components, automotive parts, and construction equipment. The precision and accuracy of the cold-rolling process allow for the production of steel products with consistent thickness and improved surface quality.

Machined Cold-Rolled Steel Key Characteristics

Characteristics may vary depending on the grade/alloy.

  • Corrosion Resistant
  • Ductile
  • High Strength-to-Weight Ratio
  • Wear & Tear Resistant 

Machined Cold-Rolled Steel Applications

  • Automotive Parts
  • Brackets
  • Bushings
  • Gears
  • Hardware Components
  • Housings
  • Machine Components
  • Pins
  • Shafts

Industries Utilizing Machined Cold-Rolled Steel

  • Aerospace & Defense
  • Automotive
  • Construction
  • Industrial
Why should you choose machined cold-rolled steel for your project?

Cold-rolled steel is an excellent choice for many projects due to its strength, durability, and versatility. Cold-rolled steel is processed at a lower temperature than hot-rolled steel, creating a more robust and precise product. This material is ideal for machining as it is easy to work with and has a smooth surface finish for accurate cutting, drilling, and shaping. It also has excellent corrosion resistance and can withstand extreme temperatures, making it a popular choice for high-stress applications. Additionally, cold-rolled steel is more cost-effective than other metals, making it an affordable and practical option for many projects. Cold-rolled steel offers incredible strength, durability, and affordability, making it an excellent choice for your next project.

Finishes for machined cold-rolled steel

Finishes for cold-rolled steel can vary depending on the desired outcome. Some standard finishes include polishing, buffing, and honing. Polishing involves using compounds like abrasive or polishing wheels to create a smooth and reflective surface. Buffing is similar to polishing but uses buffing compounds instead. Honing involves using honing stones to create a specific surface finish, such as a cross-hatched or matte finish. Brushing is a process where the surface of the steel is brushed with a wire brush to create a textured finish. Additionally, some finishes may involve coating the steel with a layer of protective material to prevent rust or corrosion. Overall, the finish chosen will depend on the finished product’s intended use and aesthetic goals.

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Steel Grades/Alloys

Steel 1018

Heat Treatable: Yes

Tensile Strength (Ultimate, PSI): 63000-70000

Fatigue Strength (PSI): 26000-38000

Hardness (Brinell): 130-140

Milled Parts Machinability (AISI Rating): 78%

Steel 1045

Heat Treatable: Yes

Tensile Strength (Ultimate, PSI): 90000-98000

Fatigue Strength (PSI): 33000-53000

Hardness (Brinell): 180-190

Milled Parts Machinability (AISI Rating): 57%

Steel 1215

Heat Treatable: Yes

Tensile Strength (Ultimate, PSI): 78300

Fatigue Strength (PSI): N/A

Hardness (Brinell): 167

Milled Parts Machinability (AISI Rating): 136%

Steel 4140

Heat Treatable: Yes

Tensile Strength (Ultimate, PSI): 100000-160000

Fatigue Strength (PSI): N/A

Hardness (Brinell): 200-310

Milled Parts Machinability (AISI Rating): 66%

Steel 11L17

Heat Treatable: Yes

Tensile Strength (Ultimate, PSI): 86300

Fatigue Strength (PSI): N/A

Hardness (Brinell): 179

Milled Parts Machinability (AISI Rating): 9%

Steel 12L14

Heat Treatable: Yes

Tensile Strength (Ultimate, PSI): 78300

Fatigue Strength (PSI): 28000-41000

Hardness (Brinell): 163

Milled Parts Machinability (AISI Rating): 198%