Today I will talk to you about the difference between sheet metal processing and hardware processing. Of course, sheet metal processing and metal processing are different by one word, but there is a substantial difference between the two. Let's understand it together.
sheet metal introduction: sheet metal refers to the skills of processing even-thick plates. Sheet metal processing and hardware have substantial differences, mainly in the production process such as shearing, folding, welding, and bonding. The hardware naturally includes sheet metal and various sheet metal parts.
What is sheet metal processing: stamping is a common method in sheet metal processing, and stamping skills are roughly divided into two categories: separate processes and forming processes.
1. The separate process is to separate the stamping parts and the blanks along a certain contour line during the stamping process. At the same time, the quality of the respective sections of the stamping parts must meet certain requirements. These requirements are determined by the needs of the customers in the early stage.
2. The forming process is to make the stamping blank undergo plastic deformation without damage, and transform it into the required finished shape. At the same time, it should also meet the requirements of standard service.
Sheet metal is an inductive cold working technique for sheet metal, including shearing, punching/cutting/compounding, folding, welding, riveting, splicing, forming, etc. The obvious feature is that the thickness of the same part is the same. Generally speaking, the basic equipment includes shearing machine, CNC Punching machine, plasma, water jet cutting machine, compound machine, bending machine and various auxiliary equipment such as: decoiler, leveling machine, deburring machine, spot welding machine, etc.
Hardware introduction: Hardware refers to the general name of five metal materials: gold, silver, copper, iron, and tin. Hardware is the mother of industry and the foundation of national defense. The products produced by hardware materials are usually only divided into large hardware and small hardware Two categories. Big hardware refers to steel plate, steel bar, flat iron, angle steel, channel iron, I-shaped iron and various types of steel materials, while small hardware refers to building hardware, tinplate, lock nails, iron wire, steel wire mesh, steel wire cutters, household hardware, Various things and so on. From the nature and use of hardware, it should be divided into eight categories: iron and steel materials, non-ferrous metal materials, mechanical parts, transmission devices, auxiliary tools, work tools, building hardware, and household hardware. Each type of hardware is different. The usefulness and effect of the can be selected according to your needs.