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Ask Our Experts: What Are Infill Panels?

Before you decide whether infill panels are right for your specific architectural design or other application, you need to have a firm grasp on what they actually are. Infill panels, otherwise called infill walls, are non-load-bearing. They are installed between floors on the primary structural frame of a building to support the structure’s cladding system. These panels are also used internally to create separating walls that enhance acoustic insulation and fire resistance within a building. Originally, infill panels were created mostly from masonry, concrete and other heavy materials. Today’s architectural designs, however, commonly use light metal infill panels to create a high-quality and aesthetically pleasing structure. Specific metals used in this material range from galvanized, … Read more

How to Prevent Corrosion on Your Industrial Metal Bar Grating

Metal grating is a lattice, or an assembled grid of parallel bearing bars against a series of parallel crossbars that keep the grid sturdy. They’re valuable to cover floors and holes in various buildings, roads and other areas because they provide a sturdy surface while still allowing heat, sound, water, light and air through their openings. The value of gratings is clear, which is a big reason why they’re used as flooring, fencing, ventilation screens, catwalks and so much more. One common problem with metal grating that you’ll have to take steps to prevent, however, is corrosion. Methods to Protect Bar Grating From Corrosion When environmental interactions cause a material to deteriorate over time, we call it corrosion. This natural occurrence takes place with a combinatio… Read more

Maintaining and Caring for Architectural Wire Cloth

You expect your wire cloth to offer a long service life and high performance without consistently worrying about corrosion. Dirty or discolored mesh throws off the appearance of a structure or area, while corrosion can hinder processes like chemical handling, food production and more. You can avoid these problems by thoroughly cleaning and caring for your architectural wire mesh. How to Care for Architectural Wire Cloth Discoloration and stains aren’t uncommon with stainless steel and other wire mesh products, which is why they are not maintenance-free even with their high corrosion resistance, aesthetic superiority and strength. Keeping the surface of your wire mesh clean is the first step toward avoiding corrosion because surface deposits usually lead to quick breakdown and c… Read more
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How to Cut Expanded Metal

Cutting expanded metal can be more difficult than cutting other types of metal — it takes the right equipment, correct technique and a little extra patience. With the right information, tools and method, however, a trained professional can cut expanded metal precisely without damaging the equipment or materials. Expanded Metal Cutting Tools The first step toward correctly cutting expanded metal is finding the right tools that will aid the process. The following equipment is crucial: Cutting tool: Consider the size and nature of the expanded metal you need to cut. Then, choose a grinder, drill, saw or laser tool. Measuring device: Either a tape measure or a ruler will work fine. Clamps: These… Read more
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Top 4 Transportation Applications for Fabricated Metal Products

Custom metal fabrications have transformed the transportation industry over the centuries, offering more efficient travel and an increase in safety across countless applications. We use the process to create metal grating, perforated sheets and other metal products for uses that include drains on highways that will help prevent flooding without accruing rust, machine guards, safety barriers and screens, handrails, railing infill panels, tornado screens that guard industrial commercial structures and more. [caption id="attachment_7183" align="alignright" width="250"] Bar Grating Walkway[/ca… Read more