Why choose sheet-metal?
A glance into the kitchen: Saucepans and sink unit made of "deep drawn* sheet-metal. The right sheet-metal delivers the maximum strength with the minimum possible material.
The critical parts in a car are still in ”smart sheet-metal” made of different materials with different properties, moulded for optimum strength, durability and safety.
A casing or a housing can be manufactured through welding a cap to a pipe … or by deep drawing sheet-metal, which produces a complete product from a blank. Neat, strong, flexible.
Sheet-metal can have an extremely stable shape, can be flexible and elastic or distinctly springy. Shape stability is an important parameter and a question of choice of material.
No cavities, no dirt pockets, simple to wash surface and double-sided smoothness – stainless sheet-metal is used within medical care, food handling and on an everyday basis for hygiene purposes.
Sheet-metal has a solid history, a ”proven track record”. The different sheet-metal materials have different ageing properties - they are all known and well-tested. Sheet-metal is a predictable material.
Shaped products are visible music. With sheet-metal a beautiful shape can be created for the eye, but it can also be imbued with a solid physical sense of quality.
Sheet-metal is used as a transmitter of radio waves in parabolic aerials, but also as protection in, for example, casings around microwave ovens. Sheet-metal is an aerial or an earth depending on application.
Sheet-metal can create sound and dampen sound. With sandwich material, for example, thin-walled sheet-metal becomes an effective noise suppressor, particularly of so-called structure-borne sounds.
Heating/fire is often a crucial parameter. Optimum sheet-metal quality is often based on the known temperature as the material ”loses its shell” when annealing (for example, in a combustion chamber > 1,000°C).
”Stainless” is a multi-faceted term with a broad spectrum of specifications and equivalent materials/surface treatments in different price brackets. A question of optimisation.
Products in sheet-metal are usually designed to meet high requirements. An assessment from case to case, in an open collaboration – see overleaf!
*Deep drawing is called the method for shaping sheet-metal when the depth is greater than half the diameter of a component. Pallet feet /stacking feet