Sheet metal manufacturing is a machining method to manufacture metal parts with a uniform thickness of less than 6 mm. It usually involves cutting, punching and bending processes, etc. When it comes to rapid prototyping, sheet metal manufacturing is widely applied in many industries to make enclosures. 

In this case, we will show you 5 sets of sheet metal enclosures for mechanical equipment. 

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They were made of 5 mm thick sheet metal. The surface finishing was simply sanding. Our customer was developing new mechanical equipment and wanted to make 5 sets of prototypes to test the structure. As the thickness was less than 6 mm, we suggested sheet metal manufacturing which was cheaper than CNC machining. And the thick pillar parts were not made by sheet metal manufacturing but by CNC machining, because the thickness was more than 6 mm.