Sheet metal is simply metal formed into thin and flat pieces. It is one of the fundamental forms used in metal working, and can be cut and bent into a variety of different shapes. Thicknesses can vary significantly, although extremely thin thicknesses are considered foil or leaf, and pieces thicker than 6 mm (0.25 in) are considered plate.
Sheet metal is metal formed by an industrial process into thin, flat pieces. Most high volume production cars are made from sheet metal. It is one of the fundamental forms used in metalworking and it can be cut and bent into a variety of shapes. The most common sheet metal used in automotive to make bodies is steel. It is reasonably cheap and easy to press into shape to make body parts.
The future of sheet metal in the automotive industry will largely depend on the future needs of the industry. With current tendency on lean manufacturing and cost cutting, the sheet metal forming process which suit that the most will be the most valuable to the industry. Thus, as an entrepreneur this project offers an exciting opportunity to you.
Few Indian Major Players are as under
· Admach Auto India Ltd.
· Autoline Industries Ltd.
· B I L Metal Inds. Ltd.
· Caparo Maruti Ltd.
· Ferreterro India Pvt. Ltd.
· Hwashin Automotive India Pvt. Ltd.
· J B M Auto Ltd.