02/04/2017 0 Comments
How To Choose The Right Material For Your Custom Metal Fabrication Project
Metal Fabrication Materials
The material you choose for your project will affect everything from design, cost and structural integrity. Fabrication works best with metals that are both strong and lightweight because they can be manipulated without compromising strength. The most commonly used materials in metal works are:
- Aluminum sheet
Aluminum is well known for its strength and flexibility. It’s also highly corrosion and moisture resistant. Aluminum is perfect for automotive and mechanical parts as well as mass-produced goods.
- Hot rolled steel and cold rolled steel
Hot rolled steel sheet has a black-blue look to it and it is mostly used in industrial applications. Cold rolled steel sheet has a thin oil finish that gives it a clean uniform look and it is often used for metal works projects that can be easily painted.
Brass is made by blending zinc and copper to achieve increased strength and durability, malleability and resistance to rust and corrosion. Brass also stands up well to fresh and salt water and organic compounds. It’s often used in electrical applications.
Known for its conductivity and corrosion resistance, copper is also incredibly malleable and responsive to precision fabrication. Copper is valued in architecture for its natural beauty and can be found adorning a wide range of modern buildings as mouldings for framing doors, window, stone, tile, glass and more.
- Galvanized steel sheet
Galvanized steel is made by coating steel with zinc, which gives it increased resistance to rust and corrosion. Galvanized steel can undergo the stresses of fabrication without losing any of its rust-resistant coating but it’s best suited for use indoors and out of direct exposure to the weather.
- Stainless steel sheet
Known for its sleek and shiny surface, stainless steel is by far the best choice wherever hygiene is a concern, like hospitals and food preparation, because it’s non-porous, resistant to scratching and easy to clean. It’s also incredibly durable and offers excellent corrosion resistance.
When you need custom metal fabrication like welding, metal bending, metal rolling or laser cutting, visit Sheridan Metal Products in Mississauga without delay. We have the experience and the skills needed to finish each job to your complete satisfaction. For service you can count on, contact Sheridan Metal Products today.