Cold Heading Quality Steel Wire Rod, also referred to as CHQ, may be used for heading, forging and cold extrusion. These rods are produced by closely controlled manufacturing practices and are frequently subject to mill testing and inspection to ensure internal soundness and freedom from surface defects.
Shanghai Metal Corporation has inventory as well as access to a wide range of carbon and alloy cold heading quality rod that is supplied to a variety of industries. We supply customers that use this type of product to produce cold headed fasteners, wire forms, threaded rods, muffler hangers, wheel bolts, rivets, studs, nuts, u bolts & weld studs. Shanghai Metal Corporation has priority pricing and delivery at several processors capable of having cold heading quality rod atmosphere annealed, sulfuric acid pickled and or drawn into wire per our customer’s specific requirements. Shanghai Metal Corporation supplies a wide range of sizes in cold heading quality rod ranging from 7/32″ to much larger diameters depending on the application.
While we have access to most carbon and alloy grades in CHQ rod, some of the more popular grades we supply are 1008, 1010, 1012, 1015, 1018, 1020, 1022, 1030, 1035, 1038, 1040, and 1045. We also supply many of these grades that have been boron treated. A typical cold heading quality rod that we supply is packaged into a 4,000-pound coil of one continuous length. Shanghai Metal Corporation is able to offer some of the most competitive price and high quality in the industry.