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Sheet metal fabrication is a very flexible process, so it can be used in most industries to create everything from components to automotive bodies. Some industries that rely on it include the aerospace, construction, automotive, HVAC, consumer goods, robotics, agricultural, electronics, and energy sectors, but that is far from an exhaustive list. That's because the need for industrial products from metal is everywhere, from housings to gears to containers.
Sheet metal fabrication is used when prototyping most electronic enclosures and component parts. It is an inexpensive process so that prototypes can be viewed and examined at a lower price, and any adjustments can be performed quickly and efficiently.
Sheet metal can be fabricated to produce small sheet metal parts like brackets or cable connectors. Steel, aluminum, stainless steel, and copper alloys are sturdy enough to hold larger metal or plastic pieces together without breaking. If metals with corrosion resistance such as stainless steel sheet metal or plated/coated components are used, they will not be vulnerable to water or corrosion damage.
Sheet metal can be used as a roofing material to make flashing for roofs and rain gutters. Inside buildings, ductwork and furnaces can be made from sheet metal. Sheet is also used in surgical and dental instruments, MRI scanners, surgical implants, and pins and plates to fix broken bones.
Metal is a strong and lasting material used in every industry. A product made from sheet metal is generally easier or faster, and therefore less expensive, to make than a product made from casting or additive manufacturing.