Sheet metal is simply metal formed into thin and flat pieces. It is one of the fundamental forms used in metalworking, and can be cut and bent into a variety of different shapes. Countless everyday objects are constructed of the material. 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.
The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) - 18 million people who make things in America is the nation's largest industrial trade association.
The Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) is the full-service trade association representing the $41 billion metalforming industry of North America
Fabricators & Manufacturers Association
The Fabricators & Manufacturers Association (FMA) provides the tools and resources needed by companies to improve operations. FMA educates the industry through top-notch programs, award-winning publications, and North America's largest metal forming, fabricating, and welding event. FMA brings the metal forming and fabricating community together through networking sessions, volunteer opportunities, and award programs.
American Contract Manufaturers Show
Bringing suppliers of custom metal, plastic, rubber and electronic parts together with qualified OEM buyers in regional markets around the country.