Category: Plate Rolling


It was Thursday, March 29th just a day before the Easter Holiday weekend and while the phones were quiet for most of the day due to a vast majority of the industry gearing up for time away from the office; Read more…


We just produced some very thick and very wide rolled steel cylinders. For this particular industrial application in the chemical industry, the customer required a special grade of plate A572-50 with increased resistance to atmospheric corrosion. The yield strength of Read more…


In the past month, I had several customers looking for steel cone fabrication of some larger size cones. Large or small steel cone fabrication require some design preparation before the actual rolling is performed.  First, the steel plate (or sheet) Read more…


From time to time customers are looking to roll sheets or plates (either aluminum or steel) with cutouts. Would it be for decorative purposes or mechanical requirements these always present challenges for plate rolling companies. For example if there are Read more…


When steel plate is bent, the inside surface of the bend is compressed and the outside surface of the bend is stretched. Somewhere in between lies the neutral axis which is a line in the steel that is neither compressed Read more…


Bending steel is defined as deforming steel around a straight axis. We use force to manipulate steel until it reaches a desired angle or shape. The difference between bending versus rolling depends on the radius. For larger radii we call Read more…


Recently, I worked on a quote that involved rolling cones that were made out of AR400 steel plate.  AR400 was something that I was not very familiar with so I took some time to research it and see how it Read more…


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Bending thick steel plates to a tight radius is not an easy task.  There are many variables to consider such as thickness, surface and edge condition, as well as the material’s chemical composition. Plate bending, also referred to as plate Read more…


One of the most common requests when working up bids for rolled plate segments or cylinders is to include weld preps in your scope of work. Welding preparation or weld prep for short is the process of readying the welding Read more…

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