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1010 Cold Rolled Steel

The term steel refers to iron in which 0.02 to 1.7% carbon has been added. There are many different types of steel and various alloys and applications for each type. This makes steel a popular choice for many different types of products. Generally steel is low cost and it is easy to finish with paint or other coatings. It is used commonly in the manufacturing of automobiles, homes, cutlery, appliances and magnetic cores just to name a few. Steel does however, have poor corrosion resistance.

In steel manufacturing, rolling is a forming process whereby metal materials are passed through a pair of rollers. Rolling is classified according to the temperature of the metal rolled. There are different types of rolling; the most common are hot rolling and cold rolling. When the metal is higher than its recrystallization temperature it is referred to as hot rolling.

Cold rolling is the process that occurs when the metal is below its recrystallization temperature.

The numeric system that describes types of steel helps to determine the alloying ingredients by the first two digits of the alloy number, and the last two digits refer to the carbon content. Generally, as carbon is added, machinability and weldability decreases but strength increases.

Sometimes referred to as Shim Stock, Cold Rolled 1010 Steel is oiled to resist rust and stain. Typically utilized in tool and die shops, machine repair and bearing adjustments, Cold Rolled 1010 Steel is rolled to precision tolerances.

Cold Rolled 1010 Steel is used in low strength applications. Overall, it has good machinability and can be hardened. It is also suitable for magnet core applications.

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