What Does Gauge Mean When Working With A Metal?


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The thickness of a sheet of metal is known as a gauge. Depending upon the composition of the metal, the thickness of the gauge can be determined. In other words, a gauge is a standard of measurement for measuring the thickness of a metal sheet or the diameter of the wire. In fact, the higher the gauge, the lower is the thickness of the wire or the metal and vice versa.
Metal sheets are available in the form of strips or as flat pieces. The gauge of the metal sheet can range form 30 gauge to 8 gauge. There are a lot of metals that can be converted into sheets. This property called malleability is present in silver, aluminum, copper, lead, zinc, nickel, titanium and others. Sheet metal based on the measurement or a gauge finds usage in building the bodies of cars, roof of buildings, airplane wings etc.

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