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Is there a difference between a steel flat bar and a sheared and edged bar?

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A true flat bar is produced at the mill to the specific size indicated. The finish on all four sides is virtually identical. The corners are relatively square, and the tolerances are reasonably close to the actual dimension listed – usually within just a few thousandths of an inch.
It generally is produced in the HRAP (Hot Rolled Annealed and Pickled) form which gives it a gray finish. In some rare instances, it can be produced in a cold drawn finish, providing a shinier surface and even closer dimensional tolerances.
The sheared and edged bar is bar cut and processed from stainless plate. The edges are milled and have a slightly different finish from the flat sides. Though it is flattened and straightened as part of the process, sheared and edged bar is not as dimensional “true” as true flat bar. Still, it remains an extremely viable and much less expensive alternative to true flat bar.
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