Cold Rolled Steel

Highly engineered. For better quality. At better speed.
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We make both cold rolled strip and cold rolled sheet to your specifications. Cold rolled steel is highly engineered steel made from hot rolled substrate. Cold rolling changes the mechanical properties of steel to better meet specifications for endless applications.
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BETTER PROCESSES

Ensure the highest surface quality.

Before shipping, Worthington Industries uses vision system inspection tools to ensure the highest level of surface quality for your steel product—from visual assessment by one of our experts to interference microscopes that measure the depth of scratches.

BETTER CAPABILITIES

Get annealing done, bar none.

The most annealing capacity in North America means your steel works better for you—with improved mechanical properties, plus the ability to get what you need when you need it.

BETTER SOLUTIONS

Get annealing done, bar none.

Put our technical knowhow and industry expertise to work for you. We partner with many of our customers on new product development.

BETTER SERVICE

Keep your tolerances tight.

We manufacture steel for products such as saw blades, bearings, foreign currency, and other markets that require critical tolerance cold-rolled steel.

BETTER SERVICE

Manage your program. Large or small.

We can partner with you to help manage everything from small projects to large, complex programs, while maintaining strong on-time delivery.

BETTER PROCESSES

Optimize gauge with analytical tools.

Worthington Industries leverages analytical tools to monitor and optimize gauge performance. Consistent thickness, to your precise specs, improves your operations, cuts manufacturing downtime, and ensures product quality.

BETTER PROCESSES

Optimize gauge with analytical tools.

As the market leader for strip steel lead time, Worthington Industries helps shorten your timelines from initial order to delivery. Dependable scheduling is one way we help you get to market faster.

BETTER MATERIALS SUPPORT

Solve problems with the experts.

We use metallurgical analysis and analytical tools to support your technical needs and help solve your materials problems.

BETTER MATERIALS SUPPORT

Test to be the best.

Our testing capabilities include an onsite scanning electron microscope. We also deploy a wide range of chemical, mechanical, and metallographic tests, with results assessed by more than a dozen metallurgical engineers.

BETTER SOLUTIONS

Connect specs to supply chain.

We have the extensive supply chain knowledge to optimize mill sourcing and processing while meeting your exact specifications.

GM 2021 AWARD

Major automaker honors us for long-term supplier excellence.

In a year of unprecedented upheaval in supply chain and pricing issues, for both suppliers and manufacturers, GM recognized Worthington with one of its highest honors: Supplier of the Year. We celebrate this achievement for the year just past, recognizing our own people for what they do every day—and will keep doing: exceeding customer requirements, providing innovative solutions, and maintaining the highest quality.

Cold Rolled Strip

Made for tight tolerances and critical surface appearance.

Compared to hot rolled steel, cold rolled strip provides an improved surface and shape, and can create useful combinations of hardness, strength, stiffness, ductility, and other characteristics. At Worthington, we work with you to help determine the exact chemistry, structure, and process that will yield the cold rolled steel you need for optimal quality and performance.

Automotive Transmission Warpage

Greater stability for cold rolled strip parts

Using steel from various sources, component stampers had a customer problem: after exposure to heat, the manufactured plates were out-of-flat at service. Read how Worthington explored residual stress and warpage—and figured out how to ensure part stability.

Cold-Rolled Sheet

Recommended for less critical, lighter-gauge applications.

Cold rolled sheet still provides improved mechanical properties compared to hot-rolled steel. In sheet form, our steel offers many of the benefits of cold rolled strip, manufactured at wider widths, with wider thickness tolerances to make it more economical.

New Technology

Best-in-class knowhow and technology.

Collaborate with us to take advantage of the latest manufacturing advancements. Recently, new technology enabled our 56 mill to increase capacity by putting more tons through and delivering wider gauge range, with the fastest turnaround time in the industry. See our speed, service, quality, and on-time delivery in action.

Full Capabilities

Make your steel whatever it needs to be.

Because cold rolled steel can be used in almost any product imaginable (from cars to coins), our wide gauge range from .010 to .375 inches is just the beginning. We’re a one-stop shop, with the expertise, experience, and capacity to add:

  • First operation blanking
  • Coil-fed laser blanking
  • Slitting, oscillate slitting
  • One-pass rolling, temper rolling
  • Cut-to-length sheets
  • Pickling, annealing
  • Laser welding

Technical Solutions

Reducing part costs?

See how we helped a customer maintain the performance of parts with a lower cost alternative.

Standard or custom specifications to meet your precise requirements.

Helpful Resources

 How much do you need? What are the specs?

Did You Know...?

Our cold rolled strip is used to manufacture coins—an economical alternative to minting precious metals. Our metallurgical expertise helps nearly 35 countries meet strict requirements for gauge tolerance, and surface and physical properties.

Have Questions?

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