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How Cold-Formed Steel is Made

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Cold-formed steel framing is made from strips of structural quality sheet steel that are fed through roll forming machines with a series of dies that progressively shape the steel into C-shaped sections, or formed into a variety of other shapes, including “U”, “Z”, and even hat-shaped sections, to meet the requirements of specific applications.  Cold-formed steel framing members can be formed from a wide range of material thickness that enables them to meet the requirements of nearly all structural and non-structural applications.

Cold-formed steel starts with the production of raw steel, which is made by combining iron ore or steel scrap with small amounts of carbon in a Basic Oxygen Furnace (BOF) or Electric Arc Furnace (EAF).

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