Sheet metal work
Sheet metal is used in industry for the manufacture of a wide variety of articles.Although most of the work is done by machines today, simple tools are still in use for many types of work. In handwork, components in a wide variety of shapes and sizes can be produced from sheet metal, with the help of hand and bench tools, and a few simple machines. This kind of work requires a high degree of skill in the use of suitable tools to shape the sheet metal, and is unsuited for mass production. In machine work, automatic machines are used to cut and form sheet metal. The production of household appliances, and parts for motor car bodies are typical examples of this kind of sheet metal work.
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