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Sheet Metal

What is Sheet Metal?

Sheet metal is one of the shapes and forms that can be purchased. Sheet metal is any metal with a thickness between 0.5 and 6 mm.

Sheet Metal Fabrication

When you need sheet metal fabrication service—talk to Wintech Rapid. We offer professional sheet metal fabrication service, and we can help you to get your part at low cost and high quality!

Sheet metal fabrication services offer a fast and cost-effective and on-demand solution for your projects. It has the characteristics of lightweight, high strength, electrically conductive, low cost, and a good performance from the large scale mass production.


Sheet metal fabrication is the process of forming parts from a metal sheet. 3D CAD files are converted into machine code, which controls a machine to precisely cut and form the sheets into the final part. Typical forming tools are brakes, punches, and dies which can form angular bends and features. Installing inserts, such as PEM inserts, is standard practice along with welding and finishing services. Sheet metal parts are known for their durability, which makes them great for end-use applications (e.g. chassis). Parts used for low volume prototypes and high volume production runs are most cost-effective due to large initial setup and material costs.


Our custom sheet metal services offer a cost-effective and on-demand solution for your manufacturing needs. Fabrication services range from low-volume prototype to high-volume production runs with significant cost savings. We can now quote 2D mechanical drawings through our 2D technical drawing marketplace.

Advantages of Sheet Metal Fabrication

Material Selection

A variety of sheet metals across a wide range of strength, conductivity, weight, and corrosion resistance.

Usually,  the thickness is 0.006 and 0.25 inches (0.15mm to 6.35mm).


Low, Medium and High Carbon Steel

Stainless Steel

Brass and Copper

Finishing options

Select from a variety of finishes, including bead blasting, anodizing, plating, powder coating, painting and custom finishes.


Sheet metal fabrication produces durable parts for functional prototypes or end-use production.



All sheet metal parts are built on-demand and with lower setup costs for a single prototype up to 10,000 production parts.

Rapid Turnaround

Wintech Rapid provides instant sheet quotes and completed parts in a short time (5-10 days) which depend on the latest cutting, bending and punching with automated technologies.

Choose Wintech Rapid

We have the experience and machinery to handle a wide range of projects. We‘re as comfortable with one-offs as we are with volume production. We’re ready to design as well as make your products. Consider us your one-stop-shop for sheet metal fabrication and contact us today.

How many sheet metal types are there?

There are as many types of sheet metal as there are types of metal. If an alloy can be stretched out into a sheet, that is all it takes to be sheet metal. Sheet metal is categorized by their alloy, thickness, and then further categorized by its hardness, method of manufacturing, tensile strength, and quality. With all these different variables, the types are endless.

Wintech Rapid works with a wide variety of sheet metal types, but here are the most common

Cold Rolled Steel (CRS)

CRS is pressed into a sheet in a cold state at the steel foundry. It has a more homogeneous composition than Hot rolled steel (HRS), which allows better heat conductivity and is easier to the machine. Most of our steel sheets are CRS as well as our bar stock that the machine shop uses.

Hot Rolled Steel (HRS)

HRS is formed into a sheet in a molten state and rolled flat while still hot. HRS is usually of less quality than CRS, is more difficult to machine due to variable composition in the metal. Most often, Wahsure Rapid uses HRS for thick plates since thin HRS is very rare. Below gives a description of the common HRS types:

Stainless Steel (CRES)

CRES is an alloy based on chromium and steel and is categorized by its resistance to corrosion. The gauge thickness is the same as regular steel. Stainless is much harder than regular steel and is not easy to work in some respects. Our lasers love it and have no problem cutting it. However, it is difficult to punch and can be difficult to weld. Below gives a description of the different stainless types:


Aluminum is mixtures of aluminum with other metals, often with copper, zinc, manganese, silicon, or magnesium. There are too many alloys of aluminum to list. The number after the 4 digit code is the tensile strength or temper of the alloy that ranges from T0 to T6. T0 is soft, and T6 is full hard.

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