Sheet Metal & Metal Plate
Sheet metal & metal plate are the ideal materials that can be processed into finished products for architectural metal sheet and other metal panel systems. They can be fabricated for a wide range of options of patterns and styles according to standard or custom designs. The option of metal types depends on the application requirements, such as strength, density, corrosion resistance, formability, weldability, cost efficiency, and so on.
Types Of Sheet Metal & Metal Plate
As stainless steel sheet or plate comes with high corrosion resistance for durable service, it ensures the capability of withstanding rain, acid, salt and other corrosive substances. Stainless steel sheet metal has high strength, so it’s strong enough without much thickness., In addition to some beneficial features, the cost of stainless steel is reasonable to afford, and it’s also easy to fabricate, so stainless steel sheet is widely used as building and decorative material for commercial and residential purposes.
Decorative stainless steel sheet is made from stainless steel as the substrate, which is further processed by applying some fabricating and finishing methods to make it be widely used for architectural and decorative applications, such as wall panels, ceilings, cladding, dividing screens, etc. They are also used for kitchen cabinets and bathroom vanity. When such a type a metal sheet is thicker than 6mm, it’s called decorative stainless steel plate. Decorative stainless steel sheet or plate include various designs and styles to ...
Pure aluminium a material with low hardness to hardly maintain its shape and form, so we need to mix one or more other metal types to it when manufacturing aluminium sheet or plate to improve its hardness and strength, we usually call mixed aluminium as alloy aluminium. Though it features property of light weight, alloy aluminium sheet metal has excellent strength, corrosion resistance and high thermal conductivity to meet many application requirements, so it’s most commonly used for architectural and decorative purposes.
With a series of our sheet metal fabrication processes such as punching, stamping, laser cutting, brushing, polishing, coating, abrading, etching, and more, we can transform the raw aluminum material into some more valuable decorative aluminum sheet metal, which is also known as decorative aluminum panels. In addition to a wide range of functional and versatile properties, our aluminum panels also provide aesthetic appeal for decorative purposes, they can bring an ornamental element to your building and architectural ...
Types Of Surface Finishes On Metal Sheet
For different visual effects and application purposes, there are a variety of types of sheet metal finishes for different applications. All of them can bring you added value, such as aesthetic appearance, corrosion resistance, durability, and more. But different options of surface finishes provide different properties, performances, and processing costs, and not all options are suitable for all metal materials, so it’s so critical to consider your requirements when choosing the proper surface finishes for your decorative sheet metal.
The surface texture of brushed metal sheet looks like hairline, so it’s also called hairline finished metal sheet, it’s dully polished with a metal bristle brush, which is turning on a wheel or belt that moves in the same direction when polishing the metal surface ...
Mirror metal sheet is mainly use stainless steel as the substrate for a highly polishing process, it can help the surface achieve to a shiny, bright, and highly reflective effects that look like a mirror. This is processed by directionally polishing with some abrasive ...
With many years of experience producing and marketing finished metal sheet products, TBK Metal has extensive know-how in the customer’s requirements, and we’ve always made our products to meet their purposes and needs, so all these pushed our processing techniques of surface finishes to get improved more and more. The surface finishes we serve can be utilized both for finished and semi-finished sheet metal products, no matter the products you need to process are in small or batch quantity, we provide our products and services to make you satisfied.
What We Can Fabricate With Metal Sheet
TBK Metal fabricates an extensive range of patterned sheet metal & plate for an exterior facade, interior cladding panels, dividing panels, interior screens, and other decorative metal sheet applications. We can customize the metal pieces with a variety of patterns and styles according to the customer’s requirements.
Laser cut metal sheet is fabricated with laser cutting process, which is the extremely effective way to cut sheet metal, and it’s also called CNC laser cutting or laser beam cutting. For most fabricators, using the laser cutting process is the favorable solution ...
TBK Metal provides a diverse range of water ripple stainless sheets & metal sheets, which come with an exclusive style that looks like a water ripple effect. They are all appealing, functional, and durable, used in a variety of applications such as ceilings, ...
There a many patterns & style options in our decorative sheet metal, such as straight lines, circles, side staging, end staging, pattern size, array pitch, and other specific specifications. If you need any help in selecting suitable patterns and styles for your products, feel free to contact TBK Metal. TBK Metal invests substantially in our manufacturing equipment and facilities. In addition to various standard patterns available in our range, we also help customers to design and customize a variety of patterns and styles based on their individual requirements.
Applications In Construction
With high strength, durability and other favorable properties, sheet metal or plate is an ideal type of building material for construction projects. The fabricated products can be widely used in cladding, roofing, ceiling, dividing screen, railing, fencing, and so much more. Additionally, with some unique and special designs, sheet metal products can greatly make the interior and exterior more stunning.
Properties Of Sheet Metal & Plate
Sheet metal & plate is an ideal material with excellent workability and fabricability for further processes, which includes perforating, punching, laser cutting, embossing, etching, expanding, etc. The further processed products provide aesthetic patterns and attractive designs for architectural engineering projects. Additionally, sheet metal has so many other properties such as durability, customizability, corrosion resistance, lightweight, versatility, recyclability.
At TBK Metal, we have many years of experience and processing techniques to fabricate our sheet metal and plate with premium quality and reasonable prices, our further processed products can greatly help you decorate the interior and exterior of the building in a unique and stylish ways, in addition to the regular products, we also provide the custom-made solution according to your special needs.
Standard Sizes & Thickness Of Sheet Metal & Plate
Fabricators usually use the sheet metal & plate with proper sizes according to the size and quantity of final metal products to be fabricated. For the metal industry, There are some standard sheet sizes that can be easily processed and fit, as that’s important to utilize metal material as much as possible to reduce the amount of waste. With constant increasing costs of metal, high utilization of metal material is one of the key ways to be efficient successful for metal sheet fabricating and processing. Below is a list of standard sheet metal or plate sizes in inches and millimeters:
36 inch x 96 inch (914.4mm x 2438.4mm)
36 inch x 120 inch (914.4mm x 3048.0mm)
36 inch x 144 inch (914.4mm x 3657.6mm)
48 inch x 96 inch (1219.2mm x 2438.4mm)
48 inch x 120 inch (1219.2mm x 3048.0mm)
48 inch x 144 inch (1219.2mm x 3657.6mm)
In view of economical utilization, designers or fabricators should consider the most proper sizes before fabricating the metal sheet or plate. Understanding standard sizes can help with optimizing the processing layouts. Sometimes you can just make your processed sheet metal with a special size larger than standard size, that means you need to waste material or cost more for the production. Or you can join two smaller metal sheets together but it is not the perfect solution, particularly when requiring aesthetics or perfection on your decoration.
As for thickness of sheet metal and plate, each type of material has its own standards. The piece of metal with a thickness range from 0.5mm to 6mm ( 0.025 inch to 0.124 inch) is defined as sheet metal, and the thickness of metal piece is 6mm (0.124 inch) or more is known as metal plate. Metal plate with a critical thickness generally can not be processed on a turret punching machine, but rather a CNC machine.
Difference Between Sheet & Plate Metal
There are different thicknesses available in the market, the major difference between sheet and plate metal is their thickness, and they are typically used for different purposes and applications according to the different strength and density requirements.
We generally consider thickness from 0.5mm up to 6mm as metal sheets, which are usually applied for architectural and decorative structures without high durability requirements. Stainless steel sheet comes with corrosion resistance and is well suited for cladding, roofing, railing, and ceiling. Aluminium sheet performs well at thermal insulation that is suitable for doors, windows, appliance cases, etc. Copper and brass sheet is proper for decorative accessories as well as mechanical components.
A metal piece with a thickness of 6mm or thicker is regarded as a metal plate, which is applied for purposes where durability is more important than weight requirement. It is used in architectural structures where durability is required to pass strength & tenacity testing.
Advantages & Disadvantages Of Sheet Metal & Plate
As the fabrication of sheet metal & plate, its process of producing finished metal products includes a range of methods. There are some factors that determine what process methods would be used, such as the purpose, style, cost, and so on. It is crucial for fabricator to understand the advantages and disadvantages of sheet metal & plate in fabrication so that you can decide which method of fabrication is suitable for finished products that are used for your construction projects.
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