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Plate

The main difference between plate and sheet is the level of thickness. Plate offers increased thickness and is often used in applications that require increased strength and durability. The flat, even surface makes plate an incredibly adaptable structural shape. Plate is also easy to form, stamp, machine, and weld. O'Neal Steel inventories plate in various grades, thicknesses, and lengths to meet your fabrication needs.

Common Industries We Serve

O’Neal Steel supplies aluminum, hot rolled, stainless, and alloy steel plate across various industries including:
  • Mining
  • Construction
  • Agriculture
  • Oil & gas
  • Shipping
  • Food & beverage
  • Manufacturing
  • Aviation and more
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    Metal Plate Defined

    Benefits of Metal Plate

    • Customizable thickness
    • Ideal for heavy equipment and structures
    • High strength
    • High rigidity
    • Resistance to abrasions

    Commitment to the Customer

    Our customers are at the heart of everything we do at O'Neal Steel. We are constantly innovating our technology to develop smarter, more efficient ways of conducting business. At O'Neal Steel, we give you the freedom to do business your way.

    We strive to provide an extensive inventory of metal products accessible 24/7 to better serve your industry. Manage your account, pay invoices, and place orders with our online platform, PRONTO®.

    Our team is committed to providing the best customer experience. We are just a phone call, click, or email away.

    We also want to help you maximize efficiency across your organization, so we offer value-added processing services on state-of-the-art equipment. We have also launched delivery and Next Stop shipping notifications so you know when to expect your order and can schedule accordingly.

    At O'Neal Steel, our commitment to you drives innovation. Contact us today for more information about our products and offerings.

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    Metal Plate Metal Types

    Alloy

    TYPES OF CARBON STEEL

    There are four types of carbon steel. Each type is defined by the amount of carbon present in the alloy. Lower carbon steels are softer and easily formed, while steels with a higher carbon content are harder, stronger, and less ductile. Below are the properties of the grades of carbon steel we supply:

    • Low Carbon Steel – Composition of 0.05%-0.25% carbon and up to 0.4% manganese. Also known as mild steel, this material is easy to shape. While not as hard as higher-carbon steels, carburizing can increase its surface hardness.

    • Medium Carbon Steel – Composition of 0.29%-0.54% carbon, with 0.60%-1.65% manganese. Medium carbon steel is ductile and strong, with long-wearing properties.

    • High Carbon Steel – Composition of 0.55%-0.95% carbon, with 0.30%-0.90% manganese. It is very strong and holds shape memory well, making it ideal for springs and wire.

    • Very High Carbon Steel - Composition of 0.96%-2.1% carbon. Its high carbon content makes it an extremely strong material. Due to its brittleness, this grade requires special handling.

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    Aluminum

    GRADES OF ALUMINUM

    O'Neal Steel's extensive inventory of aluminum products are offered in the following grades:

    • 3003
    • 5052
    • 6061
    • 6063

    Learn more about the aluminum shapes and grades we supply here.

    PROPERTIES OF ALUMINUM

    The high strength to weight ratio of aluminum, coupled with its corrosion resistance make it a great material for truck and trailer manufacturers or marine applications. In addition, aluminum has ideal electrical and thermal conductivities, and is heat resistant, making it an ideal choice for power transmission equipment manufacturers.

    Aluminum can be easily formed and machined, and accepts a wide variety of surface finishes, although in most applications it needs no protective coating.

    Are you looking to incorporate aluminum in your next project?

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    Hot Rolled

    HOT ROLLED STEEL VS. COLD-FINISHED STEEL

    There are many differences between hot rolled and cold-finished steel. The first is the process. Hot rolled steel goes through one high heat treatment process, while cold-finished steel requires further processing. After cooling to room temperature, cold-finished steel is then rolled again. This additional treatment process results in a stronger metal that can be used for more precise applications or projects that require a smoother aesthetic appearance. Compared to cold-finished steel, hot rolled steel surfaces are rougher. Hot rolled steel is typically used in applications where precise shapes and tolerances are not critical.

    HOT ROLLED GRADES WE CARRY

    • 1008/20
    • 1018
    • 1020/26
    • 1045
    • 4140/42
    • A1011
    • A36
    • A500
    • A513
    • A572
    • A992
    • AR235

    Browse our vast inventory of hot rolled steel products in PRONTO® today!

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    Stainless Steel

    304 vs. 316 STAINLESS STEEL

    The most common stainless steel alloys are 304 and 316/316L. 304 stainless steel is easy to form, weld, stamp, machine, and fabricate. It holds a high resistance to temperature and corrosion. This material also scores high on the strength index. Stainless steel is very easy to clean and is ideal for industries that demand high sanitation and frequent washing. 316 holds the same resistance, toughness, and strength properties as 304. The difference between 304 and 316 stainless steel is their elements. 304 is 18% chromium and 8% nickel. 316 is 16% chromium, 10% nickel, and 2% molybdenum. 316 also offers more protection against pitting.

    GRADES OF STAINLESS STEEL WE CARRY

    • 304/304L
    • 316/316L
    • 303
    • 1045

    Explore our stainless steel grade selection, chat with metal experts, and request a quote in PRONTO®.

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