N.Gowtham Raj
N.Gowtham Raj
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11 Feb 2012

Difference b/w Sheet & Plate

Hey guys... What is the difference between a metal sheet & a metal plate?

I mean the thickness benchmark to differentiate both....?
11 Feb 2012
There are more differences than just plate / sheet .

Cast Tool & Jig Plate (words may be in other combinations) like Precision Jig Plate!

This is actually a cast Plate than has been surfaced for flattness and acurate thickness,
It has perhaps 1/4 the tensil strength of formed plate ! and should not be used where heavy loading or stresses are a consideration , unless thickness is increased appropriately. Threads pull out easilly , and a tap can gum-up without sufficient lubing!
It is fairly cooperative to welding, but a little gap should be left between fitted peices, as the welds contract severely when cooling!

2024 is the most common high-strength plate , offered in a few tempers (I think)
threads are strong , it is reallatively free-machining...flatness and size vary a little and it distorts considerably when large areas are sawed or machined away...
You won't be bending this stuff!

6061 If you can find it in plate (more commonly bought in flat bars) say 1/2" X 10" X 20'
is more cooperative to welding , more stable when machined away , sortof better than middle ground as far as strength...

sheets are the sections say 1/8" and thinner Plate can be 1/8" and up with some sises overlapping...
zaveri

zaveri

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24 Mar 2012
one basic difference : thicknesses below 3 mm are called as sheets . above that they are plates
Kedar Malwadkar

Kedar Malwadkar

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22 Jul 2012
zaveri
one basic difference : thicknesses below 3 mm are called as sheets . above that they are plates
Is this really true?
i mean is this equation is fixed?
or you are just guessing?
22 Jul 2012
It is just usage.
In fabricationengineering, sheet metal fabrication machines are different from plate handling machines.
https://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_is_difference_between_sheet_and_plate
zaveri

zaveri

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22 Jul 2012
Kedar Malwadkar
Is this really true?
i mean is this equation is fixed?
or you are just guessing?
no it is fixed.

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