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What are the differences between sheet metal processing and hardware processing

Many friends who are not in the hardware industry sometimes can’t tell the difference between sheet metal processing and hardware processing, and they feel that the difference is not very big. This is not the case. Although they both blong to metal machining, there are some differences between them.So, What are the differences between sheet metal processing and hardware metal processing? .


Sheet metal processing:

Sheet metal is a processing technology that is suitable for all kinds of stamping. Sheet metal processing is sometimes called sheet metal, which is usually a sheet metal that is plastically deformed by hand or die stamping, and further formed into complex parts by welding or machining. Sheet metal parts are thin metal parts, which can be highly stamped, bent, stretched and other processed parts.


Sheet metal processing refers to the skills of processing thick plates. It is essentially different from hardware, mainly in the production process of cutting, punching, welding, and pasting. Hardware naturally includes sheet metal and various sheet metal parts. Sheet metal processing is a key technology that needs to be mastered by sheet metal technicians, and it is also an important process for sheet metal product forming. Sheet metal processing includes traditional cutting, blanking, bending and forming, as well as the processing of various cold stamping die structures, as well as new stamping processing. The processing of which parts in sheet metal processing is called sheet metal processing. Sheet metal processing steps are shearing, punching, cutting, folding, welding, surface treatment, etc.


Hardware processing:


Hardware refers to five metal materials of gold, silver, copper, iron and tin. Hardware is the mother of industry and the foundation of national defense. From the nature of the use of hardware, it can be divided into eight categories: steel materials, non-ferrous metal materials, mechanical parts, transmission equipment, work supplies, construction hardware, and home hardware. Each category has different uses and effects, and can be based on Make detailed selections according to your needs.


Hardware processing is the process of processing stainless steel, copper, aluminum, iron and other raw materials into various parts by lathes, milling machines, drilling machines, and polishing machines according to drawings or samples. It needs to open holes according to production needs, and then go to the punch for gong or CNC machining, sand injection assembly.


The difference between sheet metal processing and metal processing:


Sheet metal processing mainly refers to the process of processing the thickness of the plate. The essential difference between sheet metal machining and metal processing is the production steps such as shearing, punching, welding and bonding. Metalworking obviously includes sheet metal and various sheet metal parts. It can be seen that metal processing and sheet metal processing are very different in nature and use, or processing technology.

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