Mild Steel (A36)

We offer you A36 carbon steel (mild steel) in three surface finishes based on the most popular thicknesses:

  • Cold Rolled Carbon Steel
  • Hot Rolled Carbon Steel
  • Hot Rolled Pickled and Oiled Carbon Steel (HRP&O)

Our mild steel is the go-to choice for fabricators, welders, machinists, prototypers, and anyone else who needs a strong, reliable part that is easy to work with.

Plus we’re easy to work with, too.

Starting from $29


Which mild steel is right for you?

With our three offerings of mild steel, it can be challenging to know which best suits your current project, so we’re going to help clear that up for you. If you have any more detailed questions that weren’t covered here, be sure to send us a line at and our applications engineers will get back to you pronto.

Cold-Rolled Steel

Our cold-rolled carbon steel is our customers’ favorite material to work with by far. Straight up, cold-rolled is basically just hot-rolled steel with additional processing. Those additional processes give it a cleaner edge, better surface quality, and more exact dimensions. Cold-rolled has exceptional refinement and tends to be a little stronger and harder than hot-rolled.

Hot-Rolled Steel

Our hot rolled carbon steel is commercial mild steel, found in most industries as it offers good weldability and machinability. It’s sturdy and easy to work with. It has a scaled surface finish from the cooling process and as a result, it is free of internal stresses sometimes associated with further processing.

Hot-rolled pickled and oiled

HRP&O steel is much smoother and easier to finish than the cheaper “mill finished hot-roll” that most steel centers sell. Anyone who has ever tried to remove mill scale from some cheap angle iron will know what we’re talking about. If you don’t know what we’re talking about, HRP&O is just hot-rolled steel that is subjected to an acid bath in order to remove that previously mentioned scale. Then it has some dry oil applied to prevent rusting. Overall, it has a nicer finish.

SendCutSend is always here to assist in choosing the right version of your material for your specific needs.

Available Thicknesses

In Actual Gauge MM Steel Type Process
.03 .027 22 .7 Cold Rolled Laser
.048 .043 18 1.1 Cold Rolled Laser
.059 .054 16 1.4 Cold Rolled Laser
.074 .070 14 1.8 Cold Rolled Laser
.104 2.6 Cold Rolled Laser
.119 .115 11 2.9 Cold Rolled Laser
.135 .134 10 3.4 Cold Rolled Laser
.187 .188 n/a 4.8 HRP&O Laser
.25 .246 n/a 6.3 HRP&O Laser
.375 .379 n/a 9.6 Hot Rolled Laser
.5 .511 n/a 13 Hot Rolled Laser

Common Uses

  • Structural steel
  • Signs
  • Automotive
  • Furniture and decorations
  • Wire
  • Fencing
  • Nails
  • And so much more!

Mild Steel A36 FAQs

Can we bend it?
Yes, on thicknesses .048 and above

Can we tap it?
Yes, on thicknesses greater than .059″

Do we deburr it?

How large can we cut a part in this?
47” x 60”

Will it rust?

Is it magnetic?

Our laser cut mild steel is guaranteed

You’ll never be hit with surprise costs or bait and switch marketing. Big or small, complex or straightforward, we want to help you leverage modern laser cutting to bring your project to life. Period.

Why? Because if you’re here, you’re like us, and we want to see what you can do with our services. We want you to succeed.

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