Finishes & Gauges

Cold-formed steel (CFS) is the common term for products made by rolling or pressing steel into semi-finished or finished goods at relatively low temperatures (cold working). Cold-formed steel goods are created by the working of steel billet, bar, or sheet using stamping, rolling (including roll forming), or presses to deform it into a usable product. Cold-worked steel products, such as cold-rolled steel (CRS) bar stock and sheet, are commonly used in all areas of manufacturing of durable goods, such as appliance or automotive products, but the phrase cold-formed steel is most prevalently used to described construction materials.

The use of cold-formed steel construction materials has become more and more popular since its initial introduction of codified standards in 1946. In the construction industry both structural and non-structural elements are created from thin gauges of sheet steel. These building materials encompass columns, beams, joists, studs, floor decking, built-up sections and other components. Cold-formed steel construction materials differ from other steel construction materials known as hot-rolled steel (see structural steel). The manufacturing of cold-formed steel products occurs at room temperature using rolling or pressing. The strength of elements used for design is usually governed by buckling. The construction practices are more similar to timber framing using screws to assemble stud frames.

Typical Applications

  • electrical goods
  • domestic appliances
  • furniture
  • automotive components and body panels
  • tubes
  • radiators
  • components for building

Standard & Grades

  • EN 10130 : 1999: -
  • DC01
  • DC03
  • DC04
  • DC05
  • DC06

Overall Thickness & Width Limits

  • Thickness: - 0.35 - 3.10mm 
  • Width: - 10 - 1500mm

Galvanised Hot-Dip Glavanised Steel for Forming

Galvatite for cold forming provides an extensive range which extends from profiling qualities and bending as well as extra deep drawing qualities.

Typical Applications

  • components for agricultural machinery
  • domestic heating
  • building components
  • steel furniture
  • tubes
  • automotive components and body panels
  • drums
  • electrical goods
  • domestic appliances

Standard & Grades

  • EN 10327 : 2004: -
  • DX51D+Z/+ZF
  • DX52D+Z/+ZF
  • DX53D+Z/+ZF
  • DX54D+Z/+ZF
  • DX56D+Z/+ZF

Overall Thickness & Width Limits

  • Thickness: - Iron-zinc (ZF): 0.38 - 2.00mm 
  • Width: - Iron-zinc (ZF): 10 - 1500mm

Hot-Rolled Steel For Forming

Hot rolled steel for forming has good properties and can be used for bending as well as being suitable for welding and pickling.

Typical Applications

  • sections and tubes
  • industrial furniture
  • car components
  • garden furniture
  • components for domestic appliances

Standard & Grades

  • EN 10111 : 2008: -
  • DD11
  • DD12
  • DD13
  • DD14

Overall Thickness & Width Limits

  • Thickness: -
  • Mill finish: 1.40 - 11.00mm
  • Pickled: 1.40 - 5.00mm
  • Width: -
  • Mill finish: 10 - 1500mm
  • Pickled: 10 - 1500mm