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Hot Rolled Products
Hot Rolled Steel Plates, Beams and other Products
What is hot rolled steel?
Hot rolled steel is formed through the process of roll-processing steel at an extremely high temperature to make it malleable enough to mould into whatever shape is necessary.
At Instant Steel Solutions, we’re able to provide many types of high quality hot rolled steel products, including hot rolled steel flat bars and angles, hot rolled steel beams and hot rolled steel plates. No matter what your requirements, we have plenty of experience meeting the demands of large-scale operations in both Australia and New Zealand.
All of our hot rolled steel products are manufactured to industry standards and can be ordered in accordance to the demands of any project.
What are the uses and benefits of choosing hot rolled steel?
- Hot rolled steel can be easily shaped into any form necessary due to the high temperature at which it is processed. It’s one of the most flexible and multitudinous types of steel available and is the preferred choice for structural or sectional pieces because of its diversity. Thanks to its simple process, hot rolled steel is one of the most cost-effective options for the creation of your steel products. All cutting work can use a ‘slit then shear’ method, resulting in the best value possible.
- It’s a great choice if you need hot rolled steel to suit components of larger dimensions.
- It’s perfect for boiler and welder making, as well as railroad tracks and I-beams
- The surface finish of the product is not a problem
With extensive experience in the industry, Instant Steel Solutions can provide you with whatever hot rolled solutions you need.
Australian standards for hot rolled steel
The dual Australian–New Zealand standard includes:
- AS/NZS 1594: 2002 (reconfirmed without changes in 2016)
- Hot rolled steel flat products
- AS/NZS 3678:2016: Structural steel – hot rolled plates, floor plates and slabs/li>
- AS 1548-2008 (R2018): Fine grained, weldable steel plates for pressure equipment.
The aim of the standard is to ensure that the needs of the product are met correctly in terms of dimensional tolerances and material requirements. For instance, to meet the standard, hot rolled steel must be produced at a continuous mill in up to 2 m widths and 8 mm thickness for formability and extra formability grades (16 mm for any other grades).
The benefit of the standard is that it allows for a number of different grades of steel to be produced by hot rolling, as long as certain requirements regarding structural grades and formability, chemical composition and mechanical properties are met.
Hot rolled steel beam benefits and applications
At Instant Steel Solutions, our hot rolled steel beams are manufactured to AS3679.1 and are the best choice in the industry if you need reliable heavy load-bearing support. The best thing about our hot rolled steel beams is that they are easy to weld, cut, form and machine so they can be widely used across your construction operation. Common applications of hot rolled steel beams include housing support, bridge support, platform support, building material, trailers and more.
Hot rolled steel beam FAQ:
Q: What is a flat bar steel?
A: Flat bars are a flat and rectangular section of steel that features square edges that vary in size. It’s a cost-effective product suitable for many applications.
Q: What are flat bars used for?
A: Flat bars can be cut, shaped and primed for projects that need strong but malleable metal. Due to its versatility, it is used across a range of manufacturing construction, engineering, mining, grating, fabrication and other jobs.
Q: What is the difference between flat bar and plate?
A: The key difference between flat bar and flat bar cut from plate is their dimensional tolerance. Flat bar cut from the plate is less restrictive while the corners and edges are also different. True flat bar will have the surface finish on the edges and corners of about the same size, while a flat bar cut from plate may differ from top to bottom.
Q: What is hot rolled steel angle?
A: Hot rolled steel angles have two legs that form a 90-degree angle. They can be used across general and structural fabrication and have a wide range of applications.