It’s important to understand the types and properties of steel when you are purchasing this material for your business. American Metal Supply Co. in Cincinnati is the premiere local metal and steel supplier. They’ve offered diverse metal products, precise fabrication and processing, and exceptional customer service since they were founded in 1986. Whatever your company’s processing needs, American Metal Supply Co. is confident they will handle them expertly, either in-house or through their established strategic professional network.
Here’s some helpful information on the types, properties, and treatments of steel from American Metal Supply Co.:
Steels are alloys that all contain iron and other elements, such as carbon. The amount of carbon in steel qualifies it as mild (up to 0.25%), medium (0.25% to 0.45%), or high (0.45% to 1.50%) carbon steel. The amount of carbon changes the steel and generally makes it harder and stronger. Other metals like nickel and tungsten can be added to steel to produce stainless and high-speed varieties.
Heat Treatments & Processing
The way steel is heated and cooled also affects its properties. Hot steel that is cooled too quickly with water will be hard but brittle. If the same steel is cooled more slowly, a softer result is produced. American Metal Supply Co. will help you select the ideal steel for your business’s application. They can process any steel you need—their services include burning, sawing, shearing, forming, drilling, rolling, machining, and assembly.
American Metal Supply Co. carries many stainless steel materials, including bar, sheet and plate. They have many more metals and plastics for your business in their inventory. Check out their awesome revamped website or call (513) 396-6600 to learn more or get a quote on their metal supplies and services in Cincinnati.