What is Sheet Metal?

Sheet metal is as it sounds; it is metal that has been formed into flat sheets.

It is one of the main forms used for metal fabrication and it can be cut and bent into a variety of shapes. Metals used to produce sheet metal include cold rolled steel, mild steel, stainless steel, nickel, titanium, aluminium, brass, tin and copper.

It comes in varying thicknesses; extremely thin sheets are known as foil or leaf, and pieces thicker than 6 mm (0.25 in) are known as plate. At Dymond we work with sheet steel up to 5mm.

Uses of Sheet Metal

Sheet metal is used in construction for wall covering, columns and balustrades, as well as for conductor pipes and gutters.

It’s fabricated for use in enclosures for products such as air conditioners, refrigeration systems and cabinets. In other industries it’s used for tables, storage units, extraction, shelving and brackets.

It’s also used in the automotive and aerospace industries for airplane wings, car bodies and a wide range of other applications.

At Dymond Engineering we use sheet metal to fabricate a wide variety of custom metal products, sometimes in combination with metal tube and wire. Bespoke products  include desk and table frames and legs, trollies, stands, enclosures, shelves, display stands, brackets and component metal parts.