What is sheet metal working?

This sub-discipline of metalworking encompasses a variety of manufacturing processes, all of which have sheet metal as their starting point. This is brought into the desired shape or design by severing, joining, forming and/or finishing. The most common sheet metal working processes include:

  • Welding,
  • Cutting,
  • Bending,
  • Stamping,
  • Rolling, and
  • Joining.

Classic products made of sheep metal are:

  • Edged and bent parts (e.g., angles),
  • Stamped parts (e.g., brackets, washers, body parts),
  • Thermally cut or laser cut parts (e.g., blanks, flanges),
  • Welded parts (e.g., brackets), and
  • Welded assemblies (e.g., housings, containers).