Shapeline has applications in several different areas. The same technology, hardware and software are used across all applications, whether steel or aluminum is used, or in both hot and cold temperatures. The difference lies in the geometry, environmental protection and configuration.

The applications can be sub-divided into Plate, Sheet and Strip applications. These are defined as follows. Plates consist of flat metal material, which is not coiled and is usually thicker than strips and sheets. Strips are longer than plates and are usually both narrower and thinner and can be coiled. Sheets are cut strips.