Used in interior and exterior design manufacturing applications, perforated metals are metals that have been punched, or perforated, with various shaped holes in a series or a pattern.
Examples of these hole patterns include: centers and squares, staggered rounds, round and line squares, straight square slots, round slot end, side staggered, diamond, cross, chain link and hexagon as well as decorative cutouts like flowers and celestial bodies.
Industries that make use of perforated metals include filtration, insulation, construction, food service and waste management. Perforated metal products in these industries include panels, filters, strainers, tubes, piping inserts, trash cans, vents, speaker covers and countless others. The number one industry for perforated metals is architectural design. Architectural perforated metals are used decoratively, as patio furniture, light fixtures and the like, and as access restriction utilities, like screens.
Perforated metals may be made from a number of metals; the decision of which is mainly determined by application requirements, like heat resistance, erosion resistance, hardness, etcetera. Metals and alloys that are commonly perforated include copper, zinc, steel, stainless steel, galvanized steel, cold-rolled carbon steel, aluminum, brass, titanium and others. Read More…
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