Metal is a spectacular choice of material for durable, customized ornamental DIY crafts. But the truth is, it is not the easiest to work with at home. It even gets trickier when you have to cut intricate designs on sheet metal. It is one thing to maneuver through a long straight line and another to cut out small detailed curvy shapes and patterns entirely. We know the DIY maniac in you would attempt this at home and save those extra dollars from having it done professionally. You can create anything from charms and pendants to jewelry organizers and lampshades using your favorite metal.
Research and Development in Metal Forming Technology at the Technical University of Lisbon
Sheet metal cutting operations involve the removal of sheet metal material from larger sheets by the application of high forces on the cutting edge the metal. The material is cut and separate if the shear stress due to applied force will exceed the shear strength of the material. Punch and die or shearing blades are used to apply shearing force and cut the material.
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