Aluminium sheet metal control panels are used in a wide range of industries, including manufacturing, automotive, aerospace, pumping systems and electronics. They are durable, lightweight, and corrosion-resistant, making them ideal for applications where harsh environments or frequent cleaning is required.
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Manufacturing aluminium sheet metal control panels
The manufacturing process for aluminium sheet metal control panels typically involves the following steps:
Design: The first step is to design the control panel, taking into account the specific requirements of the application. This includes determining the size, shape, and location of all cutouts and mounting holes. V and F Sheet Metal can help you with this process or review your designs for ease of manufacture.
Material selection: The next step is to select the appropriate type of aluminium sheet metal for the control panel. There are a variety of different grades and thicknesses available, so it is important to choose the right material for the job. Again, we can help you select the most economical commercial grades of aluminium.
Cutting: Once the material has been selected, it is cut to the desired size and shape using a variety of methods. This will be either laser cutting or CNC punching.
Forming: If necessary, the aluminium sheet metal can be formed into the desired shape using a variety of methods, such as CNC press braking or rolling.
Finishing: The final step is to finish the control panel to the desired specifications. This may include powder coating, anodizing, alocrom 1200, Iridite NCP treatment, painting or screen printing.
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Once the manufacturing process is complete, the control panel is ready to be assembled and installed. We have a network of sub-contract companies that we can work with to offer you the complete package if needed.
Here are some of the key benefits of using aluminium sheet metal for control panels:
Durability: Aluminium is a strong and durable metal that is resistant to wear and tear.
Lightweight: Aluminium is much lighter than other metals, such as steel, making it ideal for applications where weight reduction is important.
Corrosion-resistant: Aluminium is naturally resistant to corrosion, making it ideal for use in harsh environments.
Non-magnetic: Aluminium is a non-magnetic metal, which makes it ideal for applications where magnetic interference is a concern.
Easy to work with: Aluminium is a relatively easy metal to work with, making it easy to machine, form, and fabricate.
If you are looking for a durable, lightweight, and corrosion-resistant control panel, aluminium sheet metal is a great option.
Ask us for a quote today on your next project requiring sheet metal control panels