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Old 16th November 2010, 11:35 PM
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According to Wikipedia, standard wire gauge is a little different from sheet metal gauge:
So 16 gauge steel sheet is actually 1.52 mm nominal, and 1.39..1.64 is the tolerance range. The next thinner gauge (17) is 1.422 mm for wire and 1.37 for sheet, so I would say that 1.5 mm is the metric equivalent of 16 gauge.

I made my chassis out of Czech made 25x25x1.5 box, black, S235 grade, but its actual thickness is 1.6-1.75 mm.
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Last edited by alga : 16th November 2010 at 11:55 PM. Reason: typo
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