Perforated Sheet Metal Manufacturers and Companies

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  • Perforated Bus Shelters

    Perforated metal sheets are a type of metal, typically aluminum or steel, that have a variety of holes punched into the sheets of metal. The holes can vary in size from tiny pin pricks to large holes big enough to stick pipes or other objects through. Many industries use perforated metal sheets in a variety of uses, including drains, filters and strainers, electronic enclosures, building dividers, and outdoor structures. One use for the metal sheets is for creating structures for bus stops. The perforations in the metal provide a variety...

  • Perforated Metal Music

    I'm not sure you can go through life without encountering some form of perforated metal. Perforated metal makes up the screens for our doors and windows, our colanders, even our tea strainers. One application of perforated metal I was surprised to see was in the recording industry. Some studios have implemented using perforated metal in their sound insulation in order to make recording more efficient. For example, some will use perforated metal in the studio as a means to break up and weaken the sound waves that would otherwise be...

  • Perforated Metal Screens vs Expanded Metal Screens

    Perforation isn't the only way to make a metal screen. Metal expansion is another very popular way of achieving the affect that perforation achieves when applied to a sheet of metal. Expanded metal and perforated metal differ from each other only in terms of the methods that are used to create them. While metal screen perforation involves stamping tools, presses or punches, expanded metal screens are made by metal expanders. There are different kinds of metal expanders, but the most common varieties work in the following way. At the beginning...

  • The Utility of Perforated Sheet Metal

    During the warmer months of the year, I often like to cook with my propane grill. I don't grill frequently enough that I have to get my tank replaced more than once a year, but when I do, I usually take it to a nearby grocery store. I've noticed that the tanks for sale are kept in an enclosure just outside of the entrance to the store. The enclosure is constructed of several metal beams that form a frame. Attached the frame are several perforated sheet metal pieces, the perforations...

Industry Information

Perforated Sheet Metal

Perforated sheet metal is any metal sheet that has punctured by a perforation machine or perforation tools to the effect of a product with shapes or holes set out in designs or patterns. Perforations may be uniformly sized and evenly and repetitively spaced, or they may be laid out complexly with more than one shape and/or pattern. Examples of common sheet metal perforation shapes include: round holes, triangular holes, square holes, hexagonal holes, diamond shaped holes, chain link patterned holes and cloverleaf shaped holes. Perforated metal sheets are thin and lightweight and are known for their load bearing capacity, which contrasts with similar products like expanded metal and wire mesh as more accurate and more accurate. Their positive attributes, combined with their perforations, make them popular for use in many industries, such as agriculture, architecture, automotive manufacturing, construction, defense contracting, interior design, lighting, mining and petrochemicals. Professionals in these industries can form or request perforated sheet using nearly any metal material. Examples of commonly perforated metal sheets include: brass, stainless steel, galvanized steel, cold rolled steel, carbon steel, aluminum, zinc and copper.

Typically, manufacturers create perforated metal sheet using one of two different types of presses, the choice of which largely depends upon the regularity and intricacy of a hole pattern. These presses are all-cross perforated punching presses and sectional two-axis punching presses. (Other types of perforation equipment include perforation lasers, perforation rolling presses, die punches and handheld tools.) All-cross perforated punching presses are quite straightforward and are chosen when manufacturers wish to create perforated metal sheets with simple, repetitive patterns spread across the whole of the sheet. These punching presses work using rams in the shape of the desired pattern, which press into the thin metal sheet in order to puncture it and leave behind the pattern. The other main type of punching press used in metal sheet perforation, sectional two-axis punching presses, are used to make complicated, unusual and/or custom made designs and patterns. These metal shaping machines also employ a ram. They, however, use it different. In this case, instead of moving to the sheet, the sheet moves to the ram, which is stationary. In more detail, the typically CNC controlled technology machine upon which the sheet is placed secures non-repetitive perforation in the metal sheet by moving up to the punching ram and make contact with it. Perforated metal sheet, which is typically between 16 and 24 gauge, is fed into the various types of stamping presses via large industrial sized rolls. Note that the higher the transparency of a perforated metal product, the larger gauge the perforations.

Perforated sheet metal has many, many different applications. It is particularly popular for use in the creation of filters, vents, screens and lighting fixtures. In a commercial setting, perforated sheet metal is often used to make items like trash cans, silos vents, anti-slip flooring, stair treads, baskets and cooking tools like pans, strainers and fruit and vegetable presses. In addition, perforated metal sheet is also widely used to create decorative accents in exterior and interior building design alike. Examples of such decorative accents include facades, ceiling panels and wall panels. Similarly, perforated metal sheet is used to produce products that serve practical indoor and outdoor purposes around the house. Products like these include sunshades, fireplace screens, cladding, outdoor furniture and room dividers. Made using perforated metal sheets, radiator covers serve both a decorative and a practical purpose; they hide heaters behind a decorative metal casing, while simultaneously ensuring that heat can escape the room. For use in and around recording studios and large and noisy public transportation hubs like subway stops, bus stops and train stations, perforated metal sheet can function as acoustical dampeners, meaning they work to muffle and absorb sound.

Thanks to CNC technology, manufacturers are able to accept requests for irregular and custom perforation patterns in varying thicknesses, lengths and widths. This greatly increases the options of customers with unique requirements. In addition to offering the capabilities that come along with CNC machining, most manufacturers also offer perforated metal sheet products that meet the standards of various governmental and independent organizations, such as OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration), the American Iron and Steel Institute and ISO (International Standards Organization). They will also make products that meet the specific standards or requirements of any individual application. To learn more about perforated metal sheet or to secure a quote, reach out to one of the many excellent sheet metal manufacturers listed on this page.

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Perforated Metal Sheets – Astro Engineering & Manufacturing
Perforated Metal Sheets – Astro Engineering & Manufacturing
Perforated Metal Sheets – MarCo Specialty Steel, Inc.
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Perforated Metal Sheets – MarCo Specialty Steel, Inc.
Perforated Metal Sheets – MarCo Specialty Steel, Inc.
Perforated Metal Sheets – Direct Metals Company, LLC






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