Sheet metal working is the working of metal sheets. Sheet metal working is part of metalworking.
Sheet-metal working is a broad concept.
Sheet metal working includes many different forms of metal working, namely: deburring, assembling, autogenous cutting, rolling, bending, edging, setting, bending, deburring or silking, welding, plasma cutting, punching, sawing, drilling, coating, milling, cutting, boring, laser cutting, tapping, galvanising, water cutting.
Sheet-metal working involves machining the sheets so that they can perform their function for a machine or production line. Sheet-metal working is often commissioned by all sorts of different industrial manufacturing companies.
The metal sheets used can be of different material. Often, sheets of steel, stainless steel and aluminium are used in sheet metal work. Nowadays, wood and plastic are also increasingly used in sheet-metal working. These materials are processed using the same techniques.
Now you know what sheet metal work is all about. Curious what metalworking is? Have a look at the blog What is metalworking? And is metal good for machining?