News / Industry Resources

CF Cleanup & Stock Removal

Often we’re asked by customers what amount of CF Cleanup & Amount of Stock Removal is needed to make their cold finished end use product.  Hot rolled steel bars inherently come out of the mill with a rough, abrasive, discolored & dirty surface.  These bar can have seams, scabs, and other defects.  Cold finished bars like TGP, T&P, chrome plated CPO & IH-CP, and linear shafting must be free of all hot roll defects and will have a smoother surface finish. CF Cleanup & Amount of Stock Removal Needed Standard carbon grades such as 10xx – examples like 1018, 1045, & 1060. …

Press Release – Cold Drawn Squares

Read Our Press Release Detailing Expanded Cold Drawn Square Offerings Northlake Steel Expands Service Offering, Plans for Additional Growth in Product Availability Northlake Steel Corporation’s long-standing experience with cold drawn steel, paired with their commitment to quality, results in the best total cost solution for customers. VALLEY CITY, OHIO (PRWEB) MARCH 08, 2016 Northlake Steel Corporation announces the expansion of their product line to better service customers and serve as one-stop option for domestic, cold drawn steel products for customers. Northlake Steel offers a variety of large dimension sizes including 3 and 4 inch cold drawn squares and will include 5 and 6 …

Northlake Truck Tarp is on the Road

Keep an eye out for the new Northlake truck tarp! It’s on the road and keeping our cold finished steel bars dry & protected from the elements.

Tolerances Charts

Turned Ground & Polished TG&P Stock Items Nominal Tolerance 1045 4140HT 1/2” .4985/.4995 x 5/8” .6235/.6245 x 3/4” .7485/.7495 x 7/8” .8735/.8745 x 1” .9985/.9995 x x 1-1/8” 1.1235/1.1245 x 1-3/16” 1.1860/1.1870 x x 1-1/4” 1.2485/1.2495 x x 1-3/8” 1.3735/1.3745 x 1-7/16” 1.4360/1.4370 x x 1-1/2” 1.4985/1.4995 x x 1-11/16” 1.6855/1.6870 x 1-3/4” 1.7480/1.7495 x x 1-7/8” 1.8730/1.8745 x 1-15/16” 1.9355/1.9370 x x 2” 1.9980/1.9995 x x 2-3/16” 2.1855/2.1870 x 2-1/4” 2.2480/2.2495 x 2-7/16” 2.4355/2.4370 x x 2-1/2” 2.4980/2.4995 x x 2-11/16” 2.6855/2.6870 x 2-3/4” 2.7480/2.7495 x 2-15/16” 2.9350/2.9370 x x 3” 2.9975/2.9995 x x 3-7/16” 3.4340/3.4370 x x 3-1/2” …

Conversion Charts

The following Conversion Charts provide useful steel related information and references for products we regularly stock. Hardness Conversion Charts Click here to view and print a handy hardness conversion chart which includes conversions for Rockwell C (HRc), Rockwell A (HRa), Brinell (Bhn), Vickers (Hv), Scleroscope.  Also includes approximate tensile strength values.

Industry Glossary Terms

Centerless Bar Grinding Centerless bar grinding is a method used to remove material.  Unlike centered grinding, there is no spindle.  The metal or workpiece is placed between the regulating wheel and the grinding wheel.  It is supported by the work blade.  The wheels are tilted at various angles to achieve the desired effect. Cold Finished Steel The process of re-working steel without using heat.  These processes are typically identified as cold drawn; turned, ground and polished; centerless ground; and turned.  Depending on the process, cold finishing can be used to improve surface finish, straightness, and mechanical properties. Cold Drawn The …

Industry Information

Below are a few links that we find useful. These web sites and institutions have a lot of information to keep you up to date on both the domestic and international steel markets. Industry News Steel Standards  Northlake Steel is a proud ASTM Participating Member. Educational  Steel Calculations 

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