Steel slabs are created directly by continuous casting or indirectly by rolling an ingot. They are wide and rectangular in shape.
They are used for further manufacture of all ‘flat’ steel products such as plates, coils, sheets, strip, and other flat-rolled steel products.
Billets is a length of metal that has round or square cross-section. They are hot-rolled or forged from an ingot or strand cast. Billets are usually a square cross section less than 36 square inches.
They are used for the manufacture of all ‘long’ steel products such as wire rods, rebars, beams, pipes, tubes, wire and wire products.