In today’s practical and cost-conscious world, sheet-metal parts have already replaced
many expensive cast, forged, and machined products.
The reason is obviously the relative cheapness of stamped, or otherwise mass-produced
parts, as well as greater control of their technical and aesthetic parameters. That the world
slowly turned away from heavy, ornate, and complicated shapes, and replaced them with
functional, simple, and logical forms only enhanced this tendency. Remember old bathtubs?
They used to be cast and had ornamental legs.