Which sheets or materials are suitable for sheet metal and metalworking?

Metals and metal alloys such as steel, stainless steel, aluminum, copper, brass, and in some industries gold and silver can be used for sheet metal and metal forming. If these are in the form of sheet metal, they are a case for sheet metal working.

Sheet is a rolling mill product whose length and width are much greater than its thickness. A basic distinction is made between heavy plates and thin metal sheets. Thin metal sheets are defined as sheets with a thickness of less than 3 mm, while heavy plates are defined by EN 10079 as flat products with a thickness greater than 3 mm.

To be able to produce and form sheet metal, the material must have a certain strength and formability. These material properties can be achieved by adding various alloying elements. Some alloys have established themselves as standards in the metalworking industry.

Sheet metal rolls in a steel mill