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The Complete Guide to Sheet Metal Parts Design


Sheet Metal Parts (XINGHUI) is metal, in sheets. It’s t […]

Sheet Metal Parts (XINGHUI) is metal, in sheets. It’s thinner than plate metal (.25 in and thicker) but thicker than foil. It’s most commonly available in steel and aluminum, in various gauges (thicknesses). It’s available with various coatings for corrosion resistance or surface finish. Sheet metal is made by taking a large cast ingot and rolling it into a long ribbon of the desired thickness. This long, flat piece of metal is then rolled into a coil and sent directly or cut into sheets before being sent to a machine shop.

Sheet metal is great for large, durable parts with relatively few features. They make good RF shields and ground planes, and thicker gauge parts are great for adding strength and weight to things. Sheet metal isn’t so good for very small parts, complex or very precise geometry, highly cosmetic parts, or lightweight parts.

For lower volumes, your parts will be made using a blanking and forming process. A blank (the flat version of your part) will be cut from a sheet using a punching or laser cutting process, and then bent to the final shape using a brake press.

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