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Why Sheet Metal Thickness Matters For Metal Fabrication Projects

Sheetmetal Fabrication
Sheetmetal Fabrication

The thickness of sheet metal is critical in manufacturing and fabrication and is an important consideration when designing and considering your product. Generally, the thickness of sheet metal we work with majority of the time ranges from 0.9mm to 2.9mm. While not impossible, thinner sheets can be more challenging to weld, whereas thicker materials can be more difficult to bend.

The versatility of sheet metal makes it ideal for use in across many industries including:

  • Construction

  • Healthcare

  • Food/Hospitality

  • Computer Equipment

  • Shop Fitting / Point of Sale Displays

  • Automotive

Sheet thickness also affects the tools and time needed to manipulate the metal and fabricate your custom design. Since sheet metal thickness can change how we work with the material, it could also influence the cost of your project.

Choosing the Right Thickness of Sheet Metal

The thickness of sheet metal depends on the project in which it will be used, so it is likely to be specific to each customer and project. It is, however, vital to select the correct thickness to optimise the final products functionality, efficiency, and durability. One of the key indicators is flexibility. Rigid products require a thicker sheet metal, whereas objects that curve or need some form of flexibility are best constructed from thinner sheet metal. Other factors, such as exposure to the weather and temperature will also affect the decision.

Contact us for Expert Advice

At All Metal Products, we assess each of our customers’ needs to ensure they receive the type of sheet metal most suited to their project. If you are unsure about what sheet metal thickness is best for your custom products, please chat with us.

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