Easy to customize through stamping, forming, or welding, plates are a diverse metal shape.  We carry plate in the following metal types:

Plate Defined

The plate shape is a sheet of raw material that can be utilized in a diverse range of applications. It’s available in a range of metal types and, depending on which you choose, there are special properties associated with different metal plates such as corrosion resistance, extra toughness, thermal conductivity, and more. Plates are often used in the automotive, industrial processing, and power generation industries. This shape can be cut to length through our shearing service.

 
Plate Metal Types

Alloy

Strength, hardness, toughness, wear resistance and corrosion resistance. Many of the alloy steels are easy to machine, stamp and fabricate and can be manufactured to precise tolerances.

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Aluminum

Aluminum is one of the most versatile materials available for engineering and construction purposes. Although it is light-weight, aluminum still boasts great strength and corrosion resistance. Aluminum products, such as tube or sheet, can be easily formed and machined, making it a simple metal type to work with. It’s commonly used in creating aircrafts, tanks, housing structures, and more. Beneficial aluminum properties include low mass, thermal and electrical conductivity, and high reflectivity.

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Hot Rolled

Hot rolled steel is created by rolling steel at a high temperature that lends it to being easily shaped and formed. The mills that produce hot rolled are very efficient, consistently flattening the product into large rolls, which leads to lower costs for O’Neal Steel customers. Hot rolled steel is typically used in situations where precise shapes or tolerances are not required. It’s commonly utilized by the farming, construction, automotive, and mining industries.

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Stainless Steel

Stainless steel is a modern alloy that was developed in the early 1900’s. Its high strength, hardness, and workability makes stainless steel a useful metal type for a wide variety of uses.

O’Neal Steel offers three different grades of stainless steel: austenitic, ferritic, and martensitic. Each grade of stainless offers varying special properties including high corrosion resistance, special finishes, and extreme toughness. Stainless steel is a low cost material, making it a great metal type for a plethora of projects, and it is easily recycled.

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