A versatile custom metal fabrication method, hot plate rolling involves the use of high heat to manipulate thick steel plate.

Because of the high ratio between the thickness of the base metal material and the diameter being formed, hot rolling creates strong cylinders and cylinder segments, thereby preventing plate fracture. In fact, hot plate rolling is the only way to create certain thick-walled, small diameter cylinders.

This makes it ideal for producing low-cost steel plate components for applications that require high strength.

Thermal Stress 1(2)What is Hot Plate Rolling?

To process hot rolled steel, rectangular steel plate is heated in a furnace to 1100° F++.

Why Hot Plate Rolling?

Hot plate rolling allows for mechanical properties that cannot be achieved by cold rolling.


Hot plate rolling is an ideal solution for various applications, including:

  • Cylinders and cylinder segments made of high carbon steels: 1045, 1040, 4041, 4040
  • Structural bridge segments
  • Cylinders and cylinder segments with small diameters and thick walls; for example, a 6-in. wall thickness with an inside diameter of 36 in. or less

Learn More About Specialty Hot Rolling

We proudly serve the Chicago area as the only local professional hot plate rolling company. We can roll and fabricate some of the thickest, most challenging materials in the industry.

Learn how we can help you with your next hot plate rolling project by reaching out to our team.