Sheet metal might look simple, but there is much more to it than meets the eye! Steel sheet metal processing can be involved and varied, depending on the requirements of the customer, and what it will be used for.
If you’re not already familiar with sheet metal, it is basically metal that is fabricated to make thin pieces, or sheets. It is used to make all sorts of items, and it is highly valued for its versatility. Steel sheet metal processing can create every type of sheet metal, from ultra-thin leaf (or foil) to thicker steel plates.
When it comes to forming sheet metal, you’ll hear a lot of words – bending, cutting, drawing, expanding, hydroforming, laser cutting, perforating and ironing. Here are some of the main ways that steel fabricators process steel sheet.
Laser Cutting – This involves the use of a laser to cut the steel, and can include welding, engraving, trimming and cutting.
Standard Steel Cutting – Saws of various types are the tools of choice when it comes to standard steel cutting.
Plasma Cutting – Not unlike laser cutting, but using a plasma torch instead of a laser.
If you have a specific need for your home or business, steel sheet metal processing with Melsteel is the way to go!
There are lots of great things you can do with steel sheet metal. You can include it in your construction or trade projects, or create some awesome artwork or metal designs.
If you need steel sheet in any shape or size, give Melsteel a call and speak with one of their consultants today. They can help with all things steel!