How to Create Cost-Effective Sheet Metal Part Designs
Sheet metal is versatile, durable and strong. It can be easily shaped and fitted for both visual and functional benefits, which gives it great advantage for use in manufacturing and building. It is the visual and functional uses that determine both the design and the fabrication.
While design and fabrication are two separate and distinct operations, the sheet metal designer must understand fabrication processes and requirements to provide workable designs. The fabrication process requires many complicated and sometimes dangerous processes. Proper attention to design can help to eliminate complications and reduce dangerous processes.