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Sheet Metal Among Most Diverse Product of Our Day


Sheet metal is among the most versatile metal produced. It is important across so many industries for so many uses across the globe. Every single day of our lives, we are in close contact with a consumer product, wherein initial production was in a sheet metal factory.


Sheet metal fabrication is an extensive and involved process. Sheet metal fabricators refine their initial product into an alloy, or mixture of different types of metal. They then run it through a series of machines, depending on what the final goal is with their customer. From here, it is shipped to thousands of different types of manufacturing plants for the assembly of hundreds of thousands of different types of consumer products.


The thickness of the final sheet metal product, measured in gauges from 8 to 30, will determine what its use will consist of. If a company is seeking sheet metal for auto stamping, they will require a thicker gauge. But if a contractor needs their sheet metal for a building facade, they would probably want something thinner and more malleable.


And sheet metal does not always have to result in what you picture as a sheet of metal. Sheet metal manufacturers assemble metal for their clients in all forms, including ropes, cylinders, tubes, blocks and almost any other form you could imagine. Diverse production is why sheet metal manufacturers enjoy such a diverse customer market base.


It is then sent off to factories across the globe for stamping, or melding and bending for the customer’s specific use. This could include any thousands of industries from auto manufacturing to building fabrication to computer production to cell phone assembly.


Basically if you’re a consumer in any fairly developed country, the sheet metal industry has touched your life in some way or another. As a manufactured product, it is among the most widely implemented consumer product manufactured today. All you have to do is look around the room you are sitting in for confirmation sheet metal is everywhere.

US Steel Industry on the Global Stage

US steel production has left something to be desired over the past couple decades. Falling to the number three producer in the world- behind China and Japan- since the 1970’s, US steel factories across the country have been shuttered by the hundreds from Maine to California. And though it is tough competition, there are signs… Continue Reading

Why Track Record is Crucial When Selecting a Steel Rigging Company

On-site safety is an obvious concern for anyone involved in a project, especially when large equipment is being used. The majority of accidents concerning crane operation are due to human error. With the stakes so high, it is important that the company you select for your project properly performs rigging safety. When a load is… Continue Reading