What is the difference between Steel Sheets and Steel Bars?
Steel Sheet is simply metal formed into thin and flat pieces. It is one of the fundamental forms used in metalworking, and can be cut and bent into a variety of different shapes. Countless everyday objects are constructed of the material. Thicknesses can vary significantly, although extremely thin thicknesses are considered foil or leaf, and pieces thicker than 6 mm (0.25 in) are considered plate.Steel Sheet is available in flat pieces or as a coiled strip. The coils are formed by running a continuous sheet of metal through a roll slitter.
Steel Bars is the steel made in bar style. According to the shape, it can be divided into Squre steel bar, Round steel bar, Flat steel bar, Hexagon steel bar etc.
Steel sheets are definitely different from steel bars. Almost 100% of steel bars are mainly used in construction, but steel sheets are used in various applications, for examples, construction, structures, manufacturing of automobiles, motorcycles, ships, other vehicles, packaging, water irrigation, public utilities, furniture, signs and posts.
The production of steel bars requires different machines other than the production of steel sheets, so a steel mill typically produces either steel bars, or steel sheets. If a mill wants to produce both, a huge investment in both distinguished production lines will be needed.
Basically, the content and surface of steel sheets are required to be purer, cleaner and smoother than those of steel bars according to the above-mentioned purposes of use.
Steel sheets need to be made from raw materials of higher quality than what steel bars need as quality of steel sheets is typically higher. Producing steel bars merely needs steel "scraps" as a main raw material, but that's not enough for producing steel sheets due to such unqualified purity of steel content, so it needs "pig iron" to be mixed with "scraps" by ratio of around 20:80 up to 30:70.
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