Cold Rolled Steel Sheet & Coil Supplier

ASTM A1008 Cold Rolled Steel

Cold Rolled Steel is a mill product made with a high degree of gauge accuracy and uniformity of physical characteristics. Cold Rolled Steel's smooth deoxidized matte finish gives an excellent base for paint, lacquer, and enamel. Box annealing and absence of scale permit stamping and moderate drawing operations. Sheets bend flat on themselves without cracking. Oiling protects the surface against rust. Our Cold Rolled sheet and coil conform to ASTM A1008.

The application of surface oil to cold rolled steel sheets, and coils is intended to protect from corrosion ("rusting") during shipment and warehousing. Because cold-rolled steel sheets and coils are prone to rusting, the standard practice is to apply a rust-preventative oil at the exit end of the temper mill (the last processing step). Rust-preventative oils are different than forming lubricants in that they contain special corrosion-inhibiting additions. In addition to the oil, Curtis Steel maintains clean, dry environments in climate-controlled warehouses at all its facilities to ensure our coils and sheets arrive to you in prime condition.

Cold Rolled vs Hot Rolled Steel

Feature  Cold Rolled Steel  Hot Rolled Steel
Rolling Temperature   Room Temperature   High Temperature
Strength & Hardness   Higher   Lower
Formability   Less Ductile   More Ductile
Surface Finish   Smoother   Scaly
Dimensional Tolerances   Tighter   Less Precise

Cold Rolled Steel Sheets

Cold-rolled sheet products have been available for many, many years, and have been successfully used for a multitude of applications. Today's cold rolled sheet products are much improved over those used in the past. They offer better control of thickness, shape, width, surface finish, and other special quality features that complement the emerging need for highly engineered end-use applications.

Typical Applications

Cold rolled steel sheet and coil products are used in a wide variety of end applications such as:

  • Appliances
  • Automobiles
  • Electric motors
  • Plumbing fixtures
  • Drum manufacturing
  • Shelving
  • Furniture
  • Doors
  • Toolboxes
  • Tubing products
  • Uniform surface finish
  • Tight thickness tolerances
  • High degree of formability
  • Outstanding shape control (flatness)
  • Exposed as well as unexposed parts


  • Strength: Cold-rolled steel is 20% stronger than hot-rolled steel
  • High-quality finish: Cold-rolled steel can be coated with a variety of materials, including zinc, aluminum, and paint, to improve its resistance to corrosion, wear, and weather. 
  • Cold-rolled steel has a tighter tolerance, meaning it can be rolled thinner by up to 50%

Size Chart

Product-Coated: Cold Rolled | ASTM:1008 | Grade: CS-B
10GA (.1405 MAX - .1265 MIN) *** 48 60
11GA (.1256 MAX - .1116 Min) *** 48 60
12GA (.1106 MAX - .0966 MIN) *** 48 60
13GA (.0947 MAX - .0827 MIN) *** 48 60
14GA (.0797 MAX - .0677 MIN) 36 48 60
16GA (.0648 MAX - .0538 MIN) 36 48 60
18GA (.0518 MAX - .0428 MIN) 36 48 60
20GA (.0389 MAX - .0329 MIN) 36 48 60
22GA (.0329 MAX - .0269 MIN) *** 48 60
24GA (.0269 MAX - .0209 MIN) *** 48 ***

Precision Shearing, Multi-Blanking & Leveling Line Capabilities

  • 60" Strilich multi-blanking line

  • ¼” x 72” Cincinnati leveling line capable of cutting lengths up to 22 foot

  • 12-foot Cincinnati shearing line

Coil Slitting Capabilities

Curtis Steel welcomes the opportunity to provide all your slit coil needs. With speeds up to 1000 fpm, the 3-head "turret" gives us the flexibility to make quick set-ups and keep our lead-times short.

  • Coils ranging in thickness from .010" to .1875"
  • Slit widths up to 60"

At Curtis Steel Company, our team of experts has been providing industry-leading cold-rolled steel products to customers for over 30 years. Give us a call at 1-800-749-4621 or contact us online and get a quote today!