Sheet metal is a thin metal with thickness in between 0.5mm to 6 mm. Sheet metal is easy to form and has great strength which has resulted in wide use of sheet metal in almost every object. It is used for engineering purposes on large scale. Sheet metals having same properties of base metal are durable and used in constructions and machinery.
MATERIALS USED IN SHEET METAL
A variety of materials are used in sheet metal. Sheet metal can be made from steel, aluminum, brass, copper, tin, nickel and titanium. Gold, silver and platinum are used to make sheet metal for decorative purposes.
Stainless steel sheet metal:
Stainless steel used in sheet metal fabrication can be Austenitic, Ferritic and Martensitic. Austenitic is non-magnetic stainless. The composition of Austenitic contains high level of chromium and nickel and low level of carbon. It is most widely used stainless due to its formability and corrosion resistant features.
Ferritic stainless is composed of 11-30% chromium with little or no nickel. It is magnetic and non- heat treatable. Decorative and sea water applications that require corrosion resistant sheet metal utilize Ferritic stainless. Martensitic stainless contains chromium with no nickel. It is hardenable via heat treatment and provides strong steel grades.
Aluminum Sheet Metal:
Outstanding strength, natural corrosion resistance and good thermal and electricity conductivity make aluminum sheet metal suitable for cooking utensils, heat exchange and high strength parts such as truck and marine frames.
Copper/ Brass Sheet Metal:
Brass sheet metal with lower zinc content is easy to mold, braze and weld. High copper content results in formation of protective oxide layer (patina) that prevents metal from corrosion. An aesthetic look of architectural and consumer- facing products is the result of this patina.
CHARACTERISTICS OF SHEET METAL
The material and process of sheet metals is low in cost. Due to cost effectiveness, sheet metal is used in a wide variety of objects.
Sheet metal has high tensile and endurance strength which increase its durability and use in tough and hard objects.
Formability of sheet metal enables it to be shaped in variety of things. Sheet metal is not only flat but shaped in circle, rectangle, square, Z shape and many other shapes.
Sheet metal is good conductor of heat and electricity. Thermal and electric conductivity of sheet metal enhances its suitability for thermal and electric appliances.
FIRST PART SHEET METAL
First Part aims at providing best sheet metal production service. It selects the best suited material to maximize efficiency of mechanics and other appliances that employ sheet metal. First Part also provides finish services to sheet metals. Painting, printing, polishing, powder coating and electroplating are the services provided by First Part.
First Part Sheet Metal Service
Couple of reasons makes First Part service first priority for sheet metal. From material selection to finishing, First Part takes care of customers’ demands. It provides all in one service for projects of every scale.
First Part chooses variety of materials for sheet metal projects and its multiple units make production faster. Measurements are meticulously taken into account to ensure precision and accuracy of products. First Part provides cost-effective services that reduce expenses of customers. Quality control is prime concern of First Part and ensures best quality of every sheet metal project. Finish service like painting and polishing perfect the sheet metal. Customized orders with desired specifics are also delivered by First Part.
Sheet Metal is a thin metal but its use is widespread. From home appliances to aerospace tools, sheet metal is widely utilized. Variety of shapes and notable features enhance its significance. With quality products its prime concern, First Part Company provides excellent sheet metal service.