Plate Metal Wiki
In barrelling, burrs and impurities are removed from the workpieces by means of abrasives.
Steel does not only consist of iron and carbon. Other elements can influence the properties of steel.
There is a large number of different alloying elements. Each one influences the material properties.
Aluminium can be formed and machined extremely well. It is particularly suitable for lightweight constructions.
Argon is a noble gas and hardly reacts with other elements. For this reason argon is particularly suitable as a shielding gas for MIG/TIG welding.
Here you can find out why aluminium was discovered so late and how aluminium can be produced.
With bending film, high-quality plate metal can be bent without scratching the surface.
Bending with embossing
Bending with embossing is a process where plate metals are completely pressed into the die with great force.
With the BrightLine cutting method for thicker materials the quality of the cut edges can be significantly improved.
Brinell hardness test
Performing the hardness test by means of a ball pressure test according to the Swedish engineer Johann August Brinell.
Bump-bending or step-bending is a CNC-controlled bending process in which plate metals are bent step by step to the desired radius.
Calculate hole distance
During bending, a certain distance to holes should be kept. This distance depends on many factors and can be calculated here.
Carbides are formed in steel from carbon and some alloying elements. They increase the hardness and strength of the steel
The carbon concentration influences the hardness of steels. In this way, the right steel can be found for every application.
Chromium is one of the most important alloying elements and improves the rust resistance and hardness of a steel.
CNC increases the accuracy of the products by a multiple. It also shortens the machining time. This allows short delivery times.
As an alloying element, cobalt can influence steel properties positively as well as negatively.
Plate metal that is rolled-up to coils is easier to transport and requires less space in the warehouse
Construction steel has excellent mechanical properties and can be processed very well.
Copper is used in many ways for industrial and construction purposes. It is also suitable as an alloying element.
Corrosion is a natural process and damages most metals. What types of corrosion are there?
CREUSABRO is a hard steel that can withstand heavy mechanical stress. Here you can find more information!
Demmeler 3D welding tables
In order to weld complex assemblies perfectly, the components are fixed on the Demmeler table.
Duplex steel is enormously robust, withstands salt water, is extremely strong and yet very easy to form.
Elasticity is a material property that provides information about the ability of materials to withstand stress.
Electric arc welding
Welding processes that melt materials using an electric arc are known as arc-welding.
On this page you will find the answers to frequently asked questions about e.g. contact persons, delivery times and packaging
The forgeability of steel depends on the carbon content but also on various alloying elements.
In this Wiki article you will learn how free bending works and how this process differs from other methods.
Fusion Laser Cutting
In fusion laser cutting, the cutting gap is shielded by nitrogen to prevent the formation of scale.
The hardness defines the mechanical resistance that the material is able to withstand mechanical impact of other materials.
HARDOX is a steel grade from the company SSAB. The properties of these plate metals are excellent for protecting machines from wear.
If steels are used at high temperatures, it is important to pay attention to the heat resistance of the material.
Helium is an extremely non-reactive gas and is therefore very well suited as a shielding gas for industry.
High Strength Steel
High-strength steel offers high strength even with thin material thicknesses and is therefore very interesting for vehicle construction.
History of Metal Processing
Thousands of years ago, man began to work with gold - today we work with high-strength steels.
Impulse Arc Welding
Where is impulse arc welding used and what must be considered when using this method?
Inert gases prevent the penetration of oxygen into welding seams or cutting kerfs during laser cutting.
Pure iron is a soft metal. Together with carbon it becomes an important building material: steel.
The iron-carbon diagram is the theoretical basis for understanding the effect of carbon on material properties.
The laser lens has very interesting properties and focuses the laser beam on a tiny spot.
Lead is a poisonous heavy metal and can be harmful to health. As an alloying element, it can improve machinability in small quantities.
If thicker material thicknesses have to be joined using MAG welding, a long arc is used.
Machinability can be influenced by alloying elements. This has an influence on the quality of the workpieces.
Our world would no longer work without magnets. They play an important role for the industry.
Manganese can influence the properties of steel positively. It removes steel parasites and has a hardening effect.
On this page we have linked the most important material numbers with the appropriate standard designations. Ideal for comparison!
When processing sheet metal, the material properties must be taken into account. These are the most important ones at a glance.
What types of microstructure are there? How do ferritic and pearlitic microstructures differ? What role does cementite play?
Minimum Bending Radius
When bending plate metal, it is extremely important for the stability to maintain the minimum bending radius.
Molybdenum plays an important role as an alloying element in the production of high-strength and corrosion-resistant steels.
As an alloying element, nickel has a positive influence on ductility and rust resistance in steel alloys.
Niobium and tantalum are used as alloying elements in stainless steels and special stainless steels.
The nitratability indicates how strongly a material can be hardened by diffusion of nitrogen.
Nitrogen is a low-reaction gas and is particularly well suited as an inert gas for industry.
Notched Impact Strength
The notched impact strength indicates the stress to which a material can withstand the force of impacts.
Oxygen is essential for living beings. In Plate metalworking it can be both useful and harmful.
Phosphorus can have a positive effect on some steel properties, but it can also be a steel parasite.
For centuries, plate metal has been a highly demanded semi-finished product to manufacture a wide variety of metal products.
Press Capacity Tool
An enormous amount of force is required for bending plate metal. This tool can calculate this required force.
Reduction of Area
Reduction of area is caused by strong tensile forces. In addition, the material is weakened at the point of necking.
By refining, the concentration of carbon in the steel can be reduced to achieve softer steel grades.
Rockwell Hardness Test
The Rockwell hardness test method is a quick way to test the hardness of various materials.
Rustproof steel is used wherever steel is exposed to wind, weather, acids and other influences.
Rust resistance indicates how strongly a steel can resist the effects of water, moist air or chemicals.
Scale or burn-off occurs at high temperatures during laser cutting or welding with the influence of oxygen.
Scaling indicates how strongly a material reacts with oxygen when it is heated and forms deposits.
Sheet Metal Formats
Metal sheets are available in many different sizes. Here you will find an overview of all common formats.
For welding thin plate metal, a short arc is used in which fine drops and few spatters occur.
Steels alloyed with silicon are more elastic, but wear more. The use of these steel grades must be carefully considered.
Most elements do not occur in their pure form. Only a few elements occur in their pure form and can be mined directly.
Spot welding is a practical and time-saving method of permanently joining two workpieces together.
Stainless steel is a steel alloy with at least 10,5% Chromium that has been freed from steel parasites such as sulphur. But it is not always rustproof.
Steel is a very interesting material and has been developed further and further for centuries. There are many interesting things to know about steel!
Steel grades are used to distinguish between different materials and indicate their different compositions.
The stress-strain curve explains how materials react and behave under increasing load!
Stud welding is a welding process that we use in addition to MIG, MAG, TIG and spot welding to produce welding assemblies.
What influence does sulphur have on steel as an element? Are there negative effects on corrosion resistance?
To achieve the best possible cutting quality during laser cutting, the laser beam must be precisely aligned.
The tensile strength is a material property that defines how much tension a material can withstand without breaking.
In three-point bending, the plate metal is pressed deep into the die until it touches the centre of the die.
Titanium improves the material properties of steels. They are tougher, stronger and less sensitive to corrosion.
We process plate metal in toll manufacturing. We take over the production of your products with our modern CNC machinery.
Tungsten forms carbides in steels. Steels alloyed with tungsten are extremely wear-resistant and remain solid even at high temperatures.
V2A is a German expression for a special steel grade and more than 100 years old. V2A steel is rustproof and scale resistant.
V4A is a German steel grade that can get in contact with salt water without corrosion. Additional to that V4A is food safe.
There are various possibilities, such as nitriding and hard chrome plating, to increase the wear resistance of steel grades.
Wear resistant steel
Wear-resistant steel is of great interest for companies that extract sand, gravel or ore.
Rain, heat and frost can seriously damage steel. Weatherproof steel grades can withstand weather influences better.
Calculate quickly and easily the weight of plate metal made of steel, rustproof steel and aluminium!
These different welding positions may have to be taken during the production of welded assemblies.
Weld preparation is the key to a high-quality weld seam. Read in this article what is important for a good weld seam.
XAR is a steel with a high hardness. It makes XAR® resistant to abrasion and wear. It is available in different steel grades.