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Sheet metal fabrication is a very broad subject area and uses many tools, machines and joining processes.
Sheet metal workers fabricate, assemble, alter and install a variety of sheet metalproducts. Typical jobs
performed by a sheet metal worker include HVAC (Heating, Ventilationand Air Conditioning) ductwork, industrial
sheet metal work and residential sheet metal work as well as aviation construction. Sheet metal smiths also
work on stainless steel hospital and
kitchen equipment, industrial exhaust systems and roofing and flashing (copper, aluminum, stainless steel and
galvanized iron). This Activity Plan is designed to introduce students to the various types of sheet metal as well
as common introductory fabrication processes, such as measurement, layout, riveting and folding.
To cut desired shapes and designs into sheet metal, a focused laser may be used to melt or burn the material.
Called laser cutting, this sheet metal fabrication process allows for sheet metal to be formed into intricate
designs or parts. Laser-cut pieces serve critical functions in the aerospace, automotive, electronics, and
Benefits of Sheet Metal
Whether incorporating sheet metal into a design prototype or end-use product, the versatile material provides a
high-quality result when manufacturing components. When composed of sheet metal, a component receives these
Sheet metal provides a material better-suited for stronger and more durable products. This common, widely
applicable material can be manipulated in many ways to create end results fit for both prototype and production.
A Variety of Materials
Widely used in manufacturing, sheet metal can serve many purposes in a variety of materials, including aluminum,
copper, and steel. Its characteristics, such as durability, malleability, weight, conductivity, and
resistance to corrosion create a versatile range of options to suit an expansive array of project types.
Not only adaptable in shape, size, and strength, sheet metal can be custom finished to suit an array of aesthetic
and operational needs. With anodizing, painting, plating, and powder coating processes, sheet metal can be
transformed to ensure both eye-catching and functional finished products.
Fast Turnaround Time
At PDF, we strive to utilize the latest technological equipment and methods for sheet metal parts manufacturing.
With this commitment to efficiency along with sheet metal’s malleability, we ensure quick returns in
Grouped together, the majority of sheet metal assembly processes refer to a means of combining pieces of sheet
metal. Cut, formed, or rolled pieces of sheet metal can be joined through processes such as riveting and
welding to create more complex and durable pieces. Likely, these pieces of sheet metal being joined have
undergone several different methods of manufacturing prior to assembly.