Concerning these so very similar and yet so distinctly different products, the real and fundamental difference is QUALITY. While both types are stocked by us and are available in all tempers and quantities over 1 lb., the practical problem of choice is. . . FIRST COST VS. FINAL COST. There are many instances where the cheaper "sheet coil" will do and all costs are considered at a savings. On the contrary, there are many instances where "genuine strip steel only" will do at a final cost less than sheet steel.
Select Sheet Coil
- sheet steel's broad tolerances will do.
- the fabricating operations are not toocomplicated and do not requireintricate, expensive dies.
- high speed production is not requiredfairly heavy, oversize gauge variationsare not objectionable.
- If a fine surface finish is not essential.
- a good base for paint or enamel isdesired.
- if wide variations in physical characteristicsare permissible.
Select Strip Steel
- if strip steel's close tolerancesare required.
- you wish to avoid rapid die weardue to heavy oversize gauge variations.
- If high speed production methodsare employed.
- If you want maximum "square footage"for greatest parts yield per ton.
- If you require a fine finish or a betterbase for plating.
- If you must have a high degree ofuniformity of chemistry and physicalproperties - plus precision tolerances.
- If you want selected tempers formaximum strength and lightest weight.
Both products are available in coil and cut lengths and in all tempers and quantities of one pound and over.
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