Rolling is a metal-forming process where metal stock travels through pairs of rollers which reduce the thickness of the metal and ensure uniformity.

At Holloway Steel Services, we use a ‘cold-rolling’ process as opposed to a ‘hot-rolling’ process with our Tube Rolling. With cold rolling, the temperature of the metal is below what is called its’re-crystallization temperature’ (usually at room temperature). This allows for an increase in the strength of the metal by plastic deformation. During this time the crystal structure of the material is intentionally affected, increasing the strength up to 20%. Cold-rolling will process the most tonnage out of all cold-working processes.