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Sheet Metal Design Tips

Posted by Scott Shuppert on Fri, Jan 08, 2016 @ 04:43 PM

Sheet Metal Design Tips

Many products are made from sheet metal, which is nothing more than metal which is rolled into very thin sheets.  Sheet metal can be made from any number of metals, including aluminum, titanium, copper and brass. The thickness of sheet metal is called “gauge,” with a higher gauge number equivalent to thinner thickness.  The gauge required depends upon the use the sheet metal will be put to.  Each use for sheet metal requires a specific thickness, or gauge. A higher gauge number indicates a thinner piece of sheet metal.

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