The term “sheet metal” refers to any metal that can be formed into flat pieces of varying thicknesses. Thick metals are called plate. Metals used in the sheet metal industry include cold rolled steel, mild steel, stainless steel, tin, nickel, titanium, aluminum, brass, and copper.

Using specialized tools, sheet metal workers cut, roll, bend, and shape these pieces to make a wide variety of objects. Examples of where sheet metal can be found or used include:

  • Ductwork
  • Refrigeration unit cabinets
  • Medical tables and storage units
  • Building facades
  • Signs
  • Exhaust hoods
  • Stacks
  • Decorative art