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NCE – Australia's preferred supplier of sheet metal

Supplier: Noise Control Engineering
25 September, 2012

Having been a leading supplier of acoustic enclosures, louvers, barriers, attenuators, and other types of acoustic products and services in Australia for over 40 years, Noise Control Engineering (NCE) also offers its customers sheet metal for all kinds of metalworking.

No matter what commercial or industrial application you need sheet metal for, NCE is ready to provide you with the full range of sheet metal of the necessary gauge and physical characteristics for your needs.

By general definition, sheet metal refers to metal (steel, stainless steel, aluminium, etc.), produced in the form of flat and thin panels. It can be supplied either as flat pieces of particular dimensions or as coiled strips of metal. The major feature of sheet metal is called gauge and it refers to the thickness of the metal sheet. The standard gauges may vary from about 3 to 38. The general rule says that the higher the gauge number, the thinner sheet metal is. For example, gauge 8 for steel means that sheet metal is 0.1644 mm thick, and gauge 16 for the same material defines the sheet metal thickness of 0.0598 mm.

The field of applications for sheet metal is really vast. It is one of the most frequently used materials in all the industries today: from car building to aviation, and from civil construction and military industry to multiple household goods. Hundreds of products, in the production of which sheet metal was used, surround us in our everyday life.

Sheet metal is usually only a type of raw material, which is used for further manufacturing of multiple end details or products through different kinds of metal forming processes, including but not limited to punching, stamping, bending, perforating, welding, etc. NCE offers a range of sheet metal, suitable for turret punching (cutting multiple custom shaped details from the blanks of sheet metal) or stamping/forming with CNC (computerized numerical control) brake press equipment. Of course, once necessary sheet metal itself or the details produced from it can be welded either through common and frequently used MIG or alternative TIG welding process (the latter ensures the highest quality of welds).

Speaking about the sheet metal, it may also be valuable to mention some of the metal grades, which are available in sheet forms. Stainless steel of the three grades: 304, 316, and 410 is available as sheet metal with grade 304 being the most commonly used. Aluminium is also available in sheet metal. Grades 1100-H14, 3003-H14, 5052-H32, and 6061-T6 are most commonly offered in sheet metal form with first mentioned grade being the pure aluminium, and the latter being the hardest aluminium alloy among those mentioned.

With thousands of satisfied partners throughout Australia, Noise Control Engineering will be happy to see your company among our partners and clients. So, if you are looking for a reliable and reputable supplier of sheet metal in Australia, contact our sales department today. Be ensured in the quality of the sheet metal from NCE and professionalism of our experts. For decades we have been using sheet metal in the production of NCE noise control solutions and vandal guards.