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Steel Plates Service Centers

IQS Directory provides a comprehensive list of steel plate manufacturers and suppliers. Use our website to review and source top steel plate manufacturers with roll over ads and detailed product descriptions. Find steel plate companies that can design and engineer steel plates to your companies specifications. Then contact the steel plate companies through our quick and easy request for quote form. Website links, company profile, locations, phone, product videos and product information is provided for each company. Access customer reviews and keep up to date with product new articles. Whether you are looking for stainless steel plates, steel plate shootings, rusted steel plates, or customized steel plates of every type, this is the resource for you.

  • Skokie, IL 847-966-3000

    We provide our customers with the steel products they need to succeed in their businesses. Whether you need aluminized steel plates or something different, we can help fulfill your every need. It is our goal to offer the same family values and commitment to service that we have offered since our founding in 1948. Visit our website online today or give us a call to find out more!

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  • Baltimore, MD 410-631-5200

    Titan Steel Corporation is a global leader in the steel processing industry. Today, products & services include steel plate, steel tubing, hot rolled steel, cold rolled steel & a variety of tinplate, tinfree & galvanized steel products. Whether for standard or extra tough applications, Titan will serve!

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  • South Bend, IN 800-348-2529

    A family-owned steel service center, Steel Warehouse specializes in heavy gauge and high strength steel. Offering diverse processing services such as slitting, pickling, cold reducing, blanking, annealing and leveling, Steel Warehouse is responsive to every customer’s steel needs. Steel Warehouse offers an extensive product selection including hot rolled, cold rolled, galvanized and tool steel.

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  • Wyoming, MI 800-543-4630

    Good Metals Company is a definitive single-source steel service center offering a wide range of steel products. We also offer extensive secondary services. See what this ISO 9001 (2000) certified company can do in house, ensuring high quality at great prices with fast turnaround. We believe the key to future success lies in our ability to offer the widest range of value-added specialty services.

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  • East Peoria, IL 800-322-2600

    Hagerty combines a large inventory of carbon, stainless, alloy & tool steels, aluminum, brass & copper with great processing capabilities. This ISO 9001:2000 certified metals service center works hard to exceed your expectations for plates, sheets, structurals, tubing, pipe, hot rolled & cold finished bars, coil processing, expanded metal, drill rod & more! We can locate those hard-to-find items!

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  • St. Paul, MN 800-992-1484

    Mead Metals serves the sheet metal, metal etching and metal stamping industries with cold rolled steel, tempered stainless and spring steel, annealed stainless steel, copper, bronze, and brass. We offer various sizes, thicknesses, and quantities to match any requirements. Call a quality steel service center like Mead Metals for all of your metal needs.

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Steel Plates

Steel plates are flat sheets of steel that are used in an extensive variety of applications across industry, commerce and in consumer products contexts. Steel plates vary in terms of their widths, thicknesses, chemical compositions and in other ways, but they are consistently valued for their strength and durability.

Steel plates are very commonly used in construction and engineering in the construction of buildings, heavy equipment, municipal utilities and other structures that must be built with very strong materials. After service centers prepare steel plates, they are purchased and used in the building, automotive, electronics, shipbuilding and aerospace industries, among many others. Steel plates can be used in the construction of ship hulls, truck beds, bridges, freight liners, oil rigs, workbenches, shelving, freight elevators and many other kinds of buildings, vehicles and equipment. Because of their qualities of strength, durability and impact resistance, steel plates are used widely by defense contractors, law enforcement bodies and militaries for the protection of vehicles and buildings against explosions and ballistics. Steel plate armor remains and indispensable tool for protecting people from harm in many contexts.

Steel plates can be formed in a few ways. Hot rolling is among the most common steel plate shaping methods. Hot rolling processes are performed above the recrystallization temperature of the steel material. Recrystallization temperature is the temperature at which the structure of the material changes to the point where it loses its rigidity and becomes ductile. In other words, when enough heat is applied to steel, it can overcome its hardness and can be shaped easily. The steel, once it reaches this temperature, is passed through a series of rollers, which squeeze the steel into a flat shape. This process gives the steel its shape, and it also determines, to a significant extent, the steel plate’s qualities of strength and durability. Steel plates can also be cold rolled, which is very similar to hot rolling except for the fact that the steel in cold rolling processes is not heated. This reduces the risk of oxidation and imparts compressive stress onto the material, which strengthens it. Hot rolling, though, produces few deformational stresses in the material than does cold rolling. Other plate forming services include plate sawing, heat treating, stress relieving, annealing, normalizing, flame cutting, special testing, milling, deburring, straightening and shot or sand blasting. Steel plates are often pickled in steel service centers, which is a treatment used to clean or remove impurities on steel by applying sulfuric or hydrochloric acid to the surface.

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