Hot Rolled Steel A rolling process at temperatures over 1,000 degrees Fahrenheit is use to create hot rolled steel. Steel products in Massachusetts that have been processed in this manner will have a blue-gray finish that feels rough to the touch.
Hot rolled steel actually reconfigures itself during the cooling process, giving the finished product looser tolerances than the original material and when compared to cold rolled steel products. Hot rolled steel is more malleable, allowing it to be forced into a variety of different shapes.
This makes hot rolled steel a good choice for the manufacturing of structural components, such as I beams or simple cross sections, such as rail tracks. It is also used to produce sheet metal.