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About Sheet Metal Cutting
This process uses manual and power tools or handheld plasma torches from Computer Numerical Control (CNC) cutters, e.g. lasers to saw, shear, or chisel. In the context of cutting, sheet metal fabrication can be viewed as a subtractive manufacturing process due to the functional parts‘ creation through the removal of metal sections. Various pieces of machinery can be used to cut the sheet metal, with some being unique to sheet metal fabrication.
Advantages of Sheet Metal Fabrication.
- Various materials can be used, and all are classified as sheet metal. The types of metal include stainless steel, mild steel, brass, aluminum, etc.
- Flexibility in the design options for sheet metal, which allows for more custom configurations.
- Sheet metal fabrications are extra strong since metal is more robust and harder than plastic material used in plastic fabrication.
- Sheet metal fabrications are more heat resistant because metals have high melting points. Therefore, with slight temperature increases, metal is not easily degradable.
- More cost-effective and cost-efficient in mass production.
It uses a powerful laser intensified with a lens or mirror. It is a precise and energy-efficient machine suitable for thin or medium sheet metal gauges but may struggle to penetrate the most rigid materials.
Water jet cutting
It is a sheet metal fabrication method that uses a high-pressure water jet (mixed with an abrasive substance) to cut through the metal. Water jet cutters are handy for cutting sheet metals with a low melting point since they do not generate heat which could unduly deform the metal.
It creates an electrical channel of ionized gas, which forms a jet of hot plasma that quickly penetrates even thick gauges of sheet metal. Although less accurate than laser or water jet cutters, plasma cutters are fast and powerful with low setup costs.
Moxperts offer a wide variety of certified metal and plastic materials for rapid protopypes made of sheet metals.
Typically used on stainless and carbon steel and is often used as a preliminary step before painting to remove impurities and improve adhesion.