All about aluminium sheet metal fabrication

  • Published in : Aluminium
  • Posted By: admin
  • 11 May 2020

In the world of manufacturing, aluminium Sheets are one of the most widely used raw material in any type of industry because they can be formed into a lot of shapes using different technologies. Aluminium is found in all major industries: packaging, building, home appliances, industrial applications, automobiles etc

Aluminium sheets are:

  • Strong enough for building and structural applications
  • Corrosion Resistant
  • Highly reflective
  • Easily machined
  • Impermeable and odour less
  • Can be transformed into different shapes
  • 100% recyclable

The Process

Sheet metal fabrication begins with use of raw sheet metal, which is shaped into a desired part through forming / deforming or material removal. The thickness of the metal sheet varies depending upon the specific metal being used

By cutting, burning, and stretching, using special metal fabrication tools such as saws, the sheet metal is formed into any desired shape. Various processes can be used to achieve the exact shapes and specifications of the part. Rolling machines are used to form steel into round sections, while cutting torches are used to cut large pieces of sheets easily.

Welding, one of the most common of the processes, joints fabricated pieces into place while protecting them from defects, such as warping. Once the fabrication is complete, various finishing processes can be applied, including painting, powder coating, and plating.

Difference between Plates and Sheets

As aluminum moves between rolls under pressure, it becomes longer and thinner, resulting in either Aluminum Plates or Aluminium sheets. One of the main differences between Aluminum Plates and sheets is that sheet metal is under .6mm thickness, while plate metal is .6mm and above. Another difference between Aluminum Plates and sheets is the distinct application areas for which they are used.

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