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Mild Steel Sheet/Plate

  • Chequer Plate
  • Galvanised
  • Hot & Cold Rolled
  • Cut to size, you only buy what you need

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Mild Steel Sheet Supplied in:

• Chequer Plate
• Galvanised
• Hot (HR4) and Cold Rolled (CR4)

 

The above items can be supplied in many different thickness and in 8ft x 4ft and 2mtr x 1mtr sheets, we can also cut to size to meet your specific requirements or you can pick up a discounted item from our offcut rack. So whether you are patching up a panel on a classic car to just about anything else, our sales team will be more than happy to help you with your metal needs.

With our no minimum order and rapid turnaround we are one of the easiest and efficient ways of purchasing metals.

We supply to a wide area of the West Midlands, covering Evesham, Stratford Upon Avon, Redditch, Worcester, Bromsgrove, Solihull, Birminhgam, Leamington Spa, Warwick, Nuneaton, Bedworth, Kenilworth, Leicester, Rugby, Hinckley and Coventry, to name but a few.

More information on Sheet Metal

Sheet metal is formed into flat pieces of various sizes and thicknesses by an industrial process. Metal in this form is one most used in metalworking as it can be cut and bent into a huge variety of shapes. Extremely thin thicknesses are known as foil or leaf, whilst pieces thicker than 6 mm (0.25 in) are considered plate.

The thickness of sheet metal is usually specified by a gauge number, that most commonly used being in the range of 30 gauge to about 7 gauge. However, Gauge differs between ferrous (iron based) metals and nonferrous metals, which can be a bit confusing.

Most metals can be made into sheet metal, aluminium, brass, copper, steel, tin, nickel and titanium being the most well known. Precious metals such as silver, gold, and platinum are mostly used for decorative uses.

Sheet metal is used in so many modern day things, cars, trucks, aircraft, roofs, even some types of tables. Most sheet metal is not used by the final producers of these items though, instead most metals are supplied to the numerous sub contractors that form the supply chains for the end manufacturer.

Stainless steel

There are three main grades, 304 being the most commonly used. It offers good corrosion resistance while maintaining formability and weldability.

For those uses where the environment is more corrosive, or where higher temperatures are likely to be encountered, Grade 316 should be used. Some of the main uses are pumps, valves, chemical equipment, and marine applications.
Another version is the heat treatable stainless steel Grade 410, most often used in cutlery. The only available finish is dull.

Aluminium

Aluminium is also a popular metal due to its flexibility, wide range of options and cost effectiveness, to mention just a few of its properties. The four most common aluminium grades available in sheet metal form are 1050A, 5251 and 6082T6.

1000 series is essentially pure aluminium with a minimum 99% aluminium content. Its advantages being corrosion resistance and workability. It has low mechanical strength compared to other grades that we carry. It can be strengthened by cold working, but not by heat treatment.

Aluminium alloy 5251 has good ductility and therefore good formability. It is a medium strength alloy which work hardens rapidly and is resistant to marine atmosphere. Very good for welding and good for machining.

6082 aluminium alloy is an alloy in the wrought aluminium-magnesium-silicon family. It is usually formed by extruding. Very good for welding and machining and is one of the strongest alloys in its series, also one of the most popular.

Expanded sheet metal

This type of sheet metal is used in applications where air and water flows have to be taken into account / accommodated, whilst at the same time being light in weight terms. A similar process is used in other materials such as paper to create a low cost packing paper with better supportive properties than flat paper alone.