What is a Sheet Metal Prototyping?
Sheet metal is sometimes made of gold, the word comes from the English platemetal, usually some of the metal sheet by hand or die stamping to produce plastic deformation, the formation of the desired shape and size, and can be further through welding or a small amount of mechanical processing The formation of more complex parts, such as the family commonly used chimneys, iron furnace, as well as car shells are gold pieces.
Metal sheet processing is called Sheet Metal Prototyping. For example, the use of sheet metal production chimney, iron, fuel tank oil, ventilation pipes, etc., Sheet Metal Prototyping is a sheet metal technical staff need to master the key technology, but also sheet metal products forming an important process. It includes both traditional cutting and cutting, punching processing, bending and other methods and process parameters, but also includes a variety of cold stamping die structure and process parameters, a variety of equipment working principle and methods of operation, including new stamping technology and new Process.
Sheet Metal Prototyping and the difference between the stamping process is very obvious, Sheet Metal Prototyping refers to the metal sheet processing. Such as the use of sheet metal production chimney, iron, ventilation pipes, elbow size head, funnel-shaped, the main process is cutting, bending buckle, bending forming, welding, riveting and so on.
Stamping processing is the use of conventional or special stamping equipment, power, so that deformation of the sheet to obtain a certain shape, size and performance of the production of product parts technology. Sheet metal, mold and equipment are the three elements of stamping.
Stamping processing can be called a Sheet Metal Prototyping in a process, with a scissors cutting a piece of material efficiency will be very low, if the material with blanking die directly in the punch on the processing rate will be high.
(SPCC), galvanized sheet (SECC, SGCC), hot rolled sheet (SHCC), copper, brass, beryllium copper, (6061,5052,1010, hard aluminum Aluminum, etc.), aluminum, stainless steel (mirror, matte), according to the role of different products, different materials, from the use of its products and cost considerations.
1. Hot-rolled plate SHCC, material T ≥ 3.0mm, is also used electroplating, paint pieces, low cost, but difficult to form, mainly with flat parts.
2. Aluminum; cross-sectional structure of the complex material, a large number of used in a variety of boxes. Surface treatment with aluminum.
3. Galvanized sheet SECC, SGCC. SECC electrolytic plate sub-N material, P material, N material is not the main surface treatment, high cost, P material for spraying.
4. Stainless steel; the main use of no surface treatment, high cost.