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UltraSTEEL®

Our internationally patented UltraSTEEL® process is a cold rollforming technology that has enabled customers from different industries around the world to improve product efficiency, save weight and reduce the use of raw materials.

Introduced in 1982 and awarded the Queen's Award for Enterprise: Innovation in both 2006 and 2014, it continues to shape the use of cold rolled metals across a huge range of applications.

  • The result of more than 35 years’ R&D investment
  • Up to 20% more strength, up to 20% less raw material
  • Over 1 billion metres produced each year
  • Over 100,000 tonnes produced each year
  • Manufactured on over 300 rolling machines worldwide

Stronger by design

UltraSTEEL® is a cold rolled pre-forming process that locally work hardens the base metal. The metal is formed between two mating rolls, which produce a dimpled pattern across the surface of the material. The effective thickness of the material is increased by locally deforming the strip to twice its original gauge, resulting in substantial work hardening and increased strength.

Greener by design

UltraSTEEL® products use less metal, reducing the impact your business has on the environment. It also results in products that are lighter, enabling more efficient shipping and reduced transport related pollution. These benefits are further enhanced by our efficient product designs, high accuracy manufacturing capabilities and the ability to apply the UltraSTEEL® process to recycled metal.

Virtual simulation

Our support services include the use of sophisticated simulation software to assess the benefits of UltraSTEEL® in relation to any rolled product.

Step 1:

The UltraSTEEL® process is simulated using your material properties and metal thickness.

Step 2:

Forming of the rolled product is simulated to determine the stress and strain distribution within the metal.

Step 3:

Your product is then virtually tested in an arrangement or system that reflects the application.