How Does JCL Help With Your sheet metal material selection?

When you are designing your products and considering its structures and functions, choosing an appropriate material is most important. An ideal material is fundamental to strength, cosmetics and reliability, especially for sheet metals which have so many types and specs available in the market. JCL has profound understanding of sheet metal and provide service such as:


Material to Use: If you designated the deep drawing materials, we will present the material source certification and test report for your approval; if material is not confirmed, we will present our material spreadsheets for your review and you will make a solid decision after receiving our evaluation.


Forming Simulation: It is a necessary step to consolidate your material choice after reviewing our databases. You will see forming scenarios, flow behaviors, thinning effects, stress distributions and potential defects in the report. It allows manufacturers to predict and optimize the stamping process, reducing the need for physical trial and error.


Property Optimization: Simulation provides valuable insights into the formed part’s dimensions, strains, stress distribution, and springback. Our engineers are able to review and adjust the properties of material or even change a new catalog to avoid the risks during forming, this reconsideration will substantially reduce trial time and engineering cost.


Heat Treatment: Forming may change the material’s properties such as internal stresses, proportional weakening and unestimated surface conditions. You may need tempering or annealing to resolve these situations. You can rely on JCL to select the right heat treatment methods based on the material type, process requirements, and desired properties.




JCL has a rich forming experience of dozens types of sheet metals in the market. Common types and grades we have in our inventory are



1100, 2024, 3003, 5052, 6061, 7075


Cold Rolled Steel

Carbon Steel: Low Carbon (A1008, 1010, 1320), Medium Carbon (1018, 1020, 1045), High Carbon (1050, 1075, 1080, 1090)


Commercial Grades: SPCC, ST12, ST13, TAK20, DC03, DC04, S215G, S325G.


Stainless Steel


Austenitic (Grade 304L, 316/L, 321)

Ferritic (Grade 409, 430, 434)

Martensitic (Grade 410, 420, 440A/B/C)



Alloy 260, Alloy 280, Alloy 360, C272, C353, C35600, C28000, C38500



Grade C10100, C10200, C10300, C10500, C11000, C26000, C27000


Nickel Alloys

Monel®, Hastelloy®, Inconel®, Nickel Silver, Beryllium Nickel



Grade 5, Grade 11, Grade 12, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 7, Grade 23