3/16 Inch Is What Gauge In Rolled Steel?


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Osbourne Ruddock Profile
Rolled steel with a thickness of 3/16in can be found between gauges 6 and 7. If you are ever unsure of what gauge a measurement will sit then a very handy conversion chart such as this one at should help you get the correct measurements.

Rolled steel is classed due to the temperature of the metal rolled. Wikipedia states that "if the temperature of the metal is above its recrystallization temperature, then the process is termed as hot rolling. If the temperature of the metal is below its recrystallization temperature, the process is termed as cold rolling. In terms of usage, hot rolling processes more tonnage than any other manufacturing process and cold rolling processes the most tonnage out of all cold working processes."

Steel is used in a lot of building work and also on roads and railway lines. Many of the largest structures such as stadiums, airports and tower blocks have a steel structure inside them. Steel is also widely used as a form of reinforcement. This is the case in a lot of concrete or brick buildings and also in skyscrapers. Steel is also widely used in shipbuilding and in the car industry as its durability makes it a very reliable material for many jobs.
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Oddman answered
A Google search turned up this chart. It looks like 3/16 (.1875) is between the nominal thickness values of gauges 6 and 7. Take your pick.

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