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Steel Plate : Rounded Factory Edge

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  • #16
    Originally posted by aametalmaster View Post
    The rounded edge is the factory. Most sheets are cut from bigger sheets so the square edge is the recut edge.
    Well I'm sure factory rounded edge plate exists somewhere.........but of all I've ever seen , handled and hauled when the Western US still had plate mills from US Steel in Provo , to Kaiser Fontana & Bethlehem and many in between I've never seen a rounded factory edge........"Not to say it doesn't exist"..but I've only seen square either via the manufacturing process or final gas burning.....these plates well vary in size from 96"x 240" and up to 480" in length for thickness's 1/2" +/- and down and are also available in 120" widths........3/4" up to 1" can still be had in 96" widths up to 240" length but the weight of each and handling all requires the right equipment...all the heavy plates over 1" are downsized from the above measurements , although anything in quantity can be special ordered. Mills do not cut anything to a finish size only the Service Centers engage in that...Likewise I've also hauled thousands of tons of Import plate off the docks and there standards are much the same... Click image for larger version

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