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Is Cold-Rolled Steel the Right Choice?

Clark Perforating supplies perforated metal sheets in a variety of materials. We sometimes receive questions on the benefits of cold-rolled steel.

The malleability of hot-rolled steel makes it easier to form into a variety of shapes, but what you gain in variety, you lose in precision.

Hot-rolled steel shrinks when cooling, creating looser tolerances and less precision than cold-rolled steel. It’s a good option for structural components or sheet metal, but when aesthetics, durability, tolerances, concentricity, and straightness are requirements, cold-rolled steel is your best choice.

Family owned Clark Perforating Company has provided quality punch perforated metal sheets and coils to clients in the United States and Canada since 1948. Our cold-rolled steel is a natural choice for strength and precision shaping. Cold-rolled steel is almost twenty percent stronger than hot-rolled and produces stronger products with a smoother finish.

Use cold-rolled steel for:

  • Sheets
  • Rods
  • Bars
  • Appliances
  • Furniture
  • Roof and wall systems

When should you choose Clark cold-rolled perforated metal sheets?

If you need smaller, precisely formed parts choose Clark cold-rolled perforated sheets. The cold-rolled process produces precision pieces with an aesthetically pleasing surface finish. 

When your project requirements include:

  • Technical precision
  • Aesthetics
  • A smoother surface finish
  • Closer tolerances
  • Well defined edges and corners

We recommend Clark cold-rolled perforated sheets for a stronger finished product.

Call us at 800-521-6784 to discuss your project needs or request a quote online.