Hot Rolled Narrow Strip
Tailor rolled narrow strip can be produced to meet your specific requirements and properties to allow you to meet your customers’ expectations.
This is coupled with a service package specific to your requirements from a fully integrated supply chain. Utilising our integrated supply chain enables us to react quickly to our customers with precision products, short lead times, small quantities and just-in-time deliveries.
Made to measure
Product designers in the automotive, agricultural and many other sectors have already realised the performance benefits and longterm cost savings offered by incorporating narrow strip into their components.
Many of these components are used in safety critical and highly specialised applications, which require parts manufactured to extremely tight tolerances.
LIBERTY Speciality Steels has the capability to manufacture narrow strip to meet such stringent specifications. Tight gauge tolerances in the mill result in excellent repeatable performance in component manufacture, with consistent dimensions for highly specific applications.
Our hot rolled strip can be produced in tailor made sizes to fit the requirements of your product design, whether it is surgical knife or lawn mower blade.
Product performance can be customised too so that the strength, formability and hardness of the steel are matched to the demands of your application. We can advise on steel selection and usage to enhance the design of new components or to support weight reduction and cost-saving initiatives.
It is not just our products that are customised to suit your needs, the service we offer is tailored to meet your specific technical, logistical and commercial support requirements.
A dedicated account team will assess your needs and liaise with the relevant logistics and production teams to ensure we provide precisely the product you need, delivered just when you need it.
We can offer support ranging from day-to-day management and liaison, to advice and guidance on long-term initiatives or product developments.
Internationally, LIBERTY Speciality Steels has the backup of its own network of offices strategically located across the globe. This is all supported by our completely integrated internal steel supply chain which enables us to react quickly to projects with short lead times, small quantities and achieve just-in time deliveries.
Wherever you are we will work closely with you to provide the service package you require, ensuring you always gain optimum value from the steel you buy.
Steel that makes the grade
We can produce hot rolled narrow strip up to 500mm wide and in a variety of grades. Each of our products offers a set of specific properties that makes them suitable for a range of applications in a whole host of market sectors.
Our narrow strip products include:
Properties: Alloying additions, including manganese, chromium, vanadium, nickel, silicon and tungsten, creating specific properties for different applications.
Typical applications: Clutch components, bandsaw blades, lock parts, ice axes, saws and knives.
Properties: Martensitic, ferritic and austenitic grades are available, offering excellent hardness and corrosion resistance.
Typical applications: Food-processing knives, cutlery, scissors, surgical and razor blades
Typical grades we roll include high nickel alloys, nickel copper alloys, nickel chrome alloys, nickel based super-alloys, cobalt based super-alloys, maraging
steel and specialised stainless steels.
Properties: Highly machinable low carbon steels.
Typical applications: Keys and other parts with processing requiring rapid metal removal
High carbon grades
Properties: Available with a wide range of yield and tensile strengths. Higher carbon levels give greater hardness and abrasion resistance.
Typical applications: Bandsaw blades, industrial needles, plane blades, files and cutting tools.
Low carbon, medium carbon grades
Properties: Combination of good strength and ductility. Available in variety of yield and tensile strength ranges to suit specific applications.
Typical applications: Pulley wheels, chains, washers, ratchets and lock parts.
Properties: Medium carbon steels with the addition of boron to give the excellent hardenability of higher carbon and lower alloy steels.
Typical applications: Shovels, harrow discs, mower blades, agricultural knives and chain side plates.
HSLA and low alloy grades
Properties: HYPRESS steels offer excellent strength to weight ratios along with good formability and weldability.
Typical Applications: Seat-reclining mechanisms, seat-belt pre-tensioners, seat slides, pipe couplings and brake components.
|Metric (mm)||Imperial (in)|
|Over 0.85% Carbon & Low Alloy||180-350||1.5-13.5||7.087-13.780||0.059-0.531|
|0.25 – 0.85% Carbon||180-350||1.5-13.5||7.087-13.780||0.059-0.531|
|Up to 0.25% Carbon||180-350||1.5-13.5||7.087-13.780||0.059-0.531|
|Metric (mm)||Imperial (in)|
|Over 0.85% Carbon & Low Alloy||26-340||1.5-3.5||1.024-13.386||0.059-0.138|
|0.25 – 0.85% Carbon||26-340||1.5-3.5||1.024-13.386||0.059-0.138|
|Up to 0.25% Carbon||26-340||1.5-3.5||1.024-13.386||0.059-0.138|
Conditions of supply
Black or pickled (chemically descaled) and oiled.
Mill or rotary sheared edge.
As rolled or annealed condition to meet specific metallurgical properties on request.
Standard gauge tolerances to EN 10048:1997, ASTM A568, A635 and A749. Tighter tolerances are available on most grades and sizes on request.
Mill edge and rotary sheared edge strip to EN 10048:1997, ASTM A568, A635 and A749. Tighter tolerances are available for sheared edges on request.
Edge camber to ASTM A568, A635 and A749. Edge camber capability available onrequest for EN 10048:1997.
Typical coil weight: Up to 9.5kg/mm, 475 PIW.
Inside diameter: 508mm (20”).
Outside diameter: 1350mm (53”).
Size range: 1000mm-6000mm (39.37”-236”).
Normal tolerances: EN 10048:1997, ASTM A568, A635 and A749.
Fine tolerances available on request.
Bundle weight: Up to 5000kg (11000lbs).
Warehousing facilities are available for wrapping and packaging to specific customer requirements.
Narrow Strip is accredited to BS EN ISO 9001 quality standard. Certificate number FM00728.
Environmental Management System
Narrow Strip is accredited to BS EN ISO 14001.