As the name suggests, sheet metal is some type of metal (usually steel, tin, nickel, titanium, aluminum, brass, or copper) that is flattened into a sheet shape. From there, sheet metal fabrication is the act of shaping sheet metal using heat and other tools to mold it into a custom shape. This is often done to build machines and other hard materials that require a hollow interior space. The sheet metal can also be formed as an outer layer that covers a different material. You’ll see sheet metal fabrication used to create kitchen appliances, airplane fuselages, roofing materials, and many other everyday materials.
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There are several different techniques commonly used in sheet metal fabrication. Laser cutting is most commonly used for creating technology like computers and other electronics. It allows the fabricator to have extreme precision and pinpoint accuracy while also being very energy efficient and low-cost. Stamping is done to alter the metal into a new shape using a tool and die. Pressure is applied to bend the sheet metal into the desired shape. Punching is the act of perforating a hole into sheet metal that is then used to attach the sheet to another material.
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Lastly, welding is used to heat two pieces of metal and adhere them to each other. There are many different welding techniques that can be used based on the type of metal and end product being manufactured. No matter what type of sheet metal fabrication you may need, Blue Star is here to advise and offer the best services for the job!