So much quality goes into what we do,

there’s plenty left over for what you do.

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For years now, we’ve been rewriting the rules of steelmaking. And it’s a tradition we proudly continue with our Engineered Bar Products Group. With a streamlined, singular focus on quality that allows us to not only raise the bar on our quality, but yours as well.

Capabilities that run hot and cold.
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From our mini mill concept to pioneering advances in the hot roll process, we’re not only helping countless high-quality products around the world take shape, we’re reshaping the steel industry itself. Take a look at our full suite of hot-rolled and cold finish solutions:

Hot Roll
Rounds

Coil: 7/32" to 1‑13/16"

Cut Length: 1/2" to 11"

Hex

Coil: 9/16" to 1‑7/16"

Cut Length: 5/8" to 2‑3/32"

Squares

Cut Length Squares: 1/2" to 2‑1/16"

Cut Length Round Corner Squares: 1"‑10"

Flats

3/16" to 1‑1/2" thick, 1" to 8" wide

Billets

Square: 5‑1/8", 6", 6‑1/4", 6‑5/8", 7"

Rounds: 5" and 6"

ROUND SEMI-FINISHED BLOOM:

6" X 9", 8‑7/8", 10‑1/2", 11‑3/8", 12‑1/4", 13‑1/4", 13‑1/2", 16‑1/4", 20‑1/8"

Cold Finish
Rounds

1/8" to 6"

Hex

5/32" to 4"

Squares

7/16" to 5/32"

Flats

1/4" to 3" thick, 1" to 8" wide

Grades
Carbon

1006 - 1095

RESULFURIZED

1100 - 1200 Series Grades

HIGH MANGANESE

1500 Series Grades

ALLOYS

1300, 4000, 5000, 6000, 8000, 9000, 52100 Series Grades

Other

Microalloys, Boron Grades, Aluminum Killed Grades, Various Fastener Grades, AISI Grades, JIS Grades, DIN Grades, Vacuum Degassed Grades, Bearing Grades, AMS Grades, Cold Heading Quality, and Custom Grades available upon request.

Please inquire about any special sections or sizes.

Hot Roll Process
Strand Casting

As a pioneer of the mini mill concept, Nucor has set the standard for the energy-saving hot roll process, which now accounts for about 60% of U.S. steel production. To begin the process, high-quality scrap metal is melted into molten steel in an electric arc furnace. After the steel is tapped from the furnace to a ladle, it is delivered to the ladle metallurgy furnace, where:

  • Carbon and alloys are added to bring the chemistry to the exact specification
  • Chemistry and temperature sampling are performed to ensure requirements are met
  • Argon gas is used to mix or homogenize the steel and help remove undesirable particles

Depending on your engineered bar needs, we can also employ vacuum degassing in order to:

  • Improve cleanliness by removing hydrogen, oxygen and nitrogen
  • Ensure steel is produced to uniform and close chemical specification ranges
  • Enhances capability to produce low carbon grades and improves temperature control during continuous casting

After refining and alloying, the ladle is taken to the continuous caster, where the molten steel flows through a ceramic tube while being shrouded by argon gas to ensure cleanliness.

Electromagnetic stirring and water-cooled molds begin the solidification of the liquid steel into a billet. The billet leaves the mold and transfers through controlled cooling zones, which prevent surface cracks and ensure a flawless product.

The billet is then cut into required lengths by an automated cut-off torch and labeled. Once cooled, they’re thoroughly inspected before rolling.

Bar Rolling

The strand cast billets are then transformed using a carefully crafted mix of innovative technology, hands-on expertise and state-of-the-art equipment. They’re placed in a reheat furnace, and then descaled by high-pressure water. Next, they go through rolling passes to meet size tolerances and then are either carefully coiled or rolled to the cooling bed to be sheared or saw cut to the proper length. Quality inspection teams of metallurgical engineers are there throughout the process to ensure quality is nothing short of amazing.

Cold Finish Process

When strength, size and surface are essential, cold finish processing may be required. We offer a wide variety of cold finish options, including:

Cold Drawing

For this process, hot rolled coils or bars are drawn through a forming die, which elongates the steel, decreasing diameter and increasing product length. The material is then straightened to tolerance and cut or sheared into desired length tolerances. After thorough testing, finished bars are weighed, banded and tagged to customer specification. Benefits of this process include:

  • Improved machinability
  • Improved machinability
  • Brighter polish finish
  • Increased mechanical properties
  • More uniform dimensional tolerances
Turning, Polishing, and Grinding

This process is used to reduce or eliminate surface imperfections. The steel bars are turned, then straightened to tolerance, and cut or sheared into desired length tolerances. After thorough testing, finished bars are weighed, banded and tagged to customer specification. Benefits of this process include:

  • Turning and polishing size range 3/4" to 3-7/8"
  • Grinding 5/8" to 4"
  • Brighter polish finish
  • Uniform dimensional tolerances
  • Removal of any potential surface imperfections

We also offer a full suite of value-added processes and services to our hot roll and cold finish products, including:

  • High-speed saw blanking to tight tolerances
  • Surface testing
  • Ultrasonic testing
Value-Added Processes

We want to develop a deeper understanding of your business so we can increase the value we provide. Providing more value will help you differentiate from competitors. We offer a full suite of value-added processes and services to our hot roll and cold finish products, including:

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