Welcome to Bulldog Sheet Metal!
Bulldog Sheet Metal is dedicated to producing quality metal fabrications with craftsmanship second to none. Quality price and rapid turnaround is the key to our reputation and success. Bulldog Sheet Metal was founded in 2007 as a custom Sheet Metal Fabricator and Installer. Since then it has continued to be managed, and operated by our founder Dennis Wainwright.
After working with a number of HVAC companies, Dennis saw the potential for something different. He created a company that provides clients with more and customer service that goes above and beyond. The business plan was simple; provide great service at affordable prices. In 2007 Bulldog Sheet Metal was formed and has run strong servicing the metro-western area of Boston with a large amount of satisfied customers. Bulldog Sheet Metal has now moved to Las Vegas. Call us for a free estimate today!
HISTORY OF SHEET METAL
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.
Sheet metal is available as flat pieces or as a coiled strip. The coils are formed by running a continuous sheet of metal through a roll slitter.
The thickness of the sheet metal is called its gauge. The gauge of sheet metal ranges from 30 gauge to about 8 gauge. The higher the gauge, the thinner the metal is.
There are many different metals that can be made into sheet metal, such as: Aluminum, brass, copper, steel, tin, nickel and titanium. For decorative uses, important sheet metals include silver, gold, and platinum.
Sheet metal has applications in car bodies, airplane wings, medical tables, roofs for building and many other things. Historically, an important use of sheet metal was in plate armor worn by cavalry, and sheet metal continues to have many decorative uses.
WHAT IS GAUGE?
The sheet metal gauge (sometimes spelled "gage") indicates the standard thickness of sheet metal for a specific material. As the gauge number increases, the material thickness decreases.