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Sheet Metal: What Is It And What Are Its Uses?

Dec. 08, 2021

Thin metal sheeting is one of the most commonly used materials throughout construction. In fact, it's used in so many different industries that it's probably the most widely produced building material in the world. There is a reason for this. Let's take a look at a few of the different industries that use sheet metal and why it is so popular.

 

Which industries use sheet metal most often?

As we have said before, there are many different industries that use sheet metal, whether it is stainless steel, thin aluminium strip or copper and brass, here are some of the industries that use this material on a regular basis.

 

Automotive - The automotive industry uses sheet metal to manufacture car bodies. Trailer, caravan and other vehicle bodies also use this material in the manufacturing process.

Aerospace - Without sheet metal, aircraft would not be able to fly very far. In fact, most aircraft are covered in protective sheet metal. This is particularly important for components such as wings and fuselages.

Galvanized Steel Sheet

 Galvanized Steel Sheet

Construction - Sheet metal is very important in the construction industry. From pipes to roof flashings and gutters, it is an important building material for domestic and commercial buildings.

Equestrian - Although this particular use of sheet metal is strictly decorative, it's still fun! The equestrian industry commonly uses sheet metal to make decorative breastplates and other studs for horses.

Why use sheet metal?

Sheet metal has many benefits. The first is how easy it is to transport this material. Sheet metal is light weight and can be easily stacked. This means that transport is no problem, even in large quantities.

 

Sheet metal is also very weather resistant due to the chemical solution that is treated after manufacture. This chemical solution helps to prevent corrosion and even helps to resist UV rays. It also means that the steel sheets are very durable. In fact, many homeowners choose metal roofing because of its durability.

 

The most commonly purchased metals include aluminium sheets and stainless steel. In sheet form, these metals have many great uses.

Alu-zinc Steel Sheet

 Alu-zinc Steel Sheet

How to determine sheet metal thickness?

Sheet metal can be made into almost any object imaginable. Using bespoke sheet metal technology, our experts tailor parts to fit companies in the Mid-Atlantic region. Thanks to the flexibility of sheet metal, we are able to create many bespoke projects for companies.

 

What do we mean? Sheet metal is available in a variety of thicknesses to match the products our experts are trying to build. One of the most important parts of bespoke sheet metal fabrication is choosing the correct specification for the job.

 

Sheet metal quality

Choosing a sheet metal thickness requires familiarity with the material specification. For custom sheet metal fabrication, always be aware that the higher the gauge number, the thinner the metal. The thicker the sheet metal, the heavier the weight of the material used to build it.

 

Our team must pay close attention to these factors when working with our customers, as sheet metal objects can be dangerous if weight and thickness are ignored.


If you want to get more information about the steel sheet, welcome to contact us today or request a quote.  





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