Sheet metal is metal formed by an industrial process into thin, flat pieces. Sheet metal is one of the fundamental forms used in metalworking and it can be cut and bent into a variety of shapes. Countless everyday objects are fabricated from sheet metal. Thicknesses can vary significantly; extremely thin sheets are considered foil or leaf, and pieces thicker than 6 mm (0.25 in) are considered plate steel or "structural steel.
Sheet Metal Part Fabrication
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Common sheet metals include aluminum alloys, copper, stainless steel, brass, steel, zinc, titanium, silver and gold.
Sheet metal is the basis for many low cost fabrication processes and is one of the most common raw materials in manufacturing. Parts can be bent into numerous useful configurations. Minimal material is used in comparison with parts machined from block material. Parts that you might otherwise think must be made from block material can often be redesigned to adapt to sheet metal form. For example you can often use bending instead of milling. Stacking sheets of same shape can achieve higher thickness. Stacking sheets of different shapes can build up a desired 3D shape. Combining sheet metal processes with other processes such as milling a recess in a laser cut sheet can achieve more flexibility.
Sheet metal is widely used for numerous industrial and non-industrial applications including: fuselages, wings, auto body panels, auto trim parts, bumpers, doors, chassis, brackets, appliances, boilers, kitchen equipment, office equipment etc. alloys.
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