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The Modernization of Perforated Metal

The production of perforated metal, which is sheet metal that features holes or slots produced by punching or pressing, has been an essential manufacturing and fabrication process since the mid-19th century. That's when the mining industry employed a primitive version of the technique to produce screens used for filtration. Notable Advancements in the Perforated Metal Process The perforated metal process has come a long way since the formative years of the Industrial Revolution. These days, it is possible to generate a wide variety of perforated metal products faster and more efficiently than ever. The enhancements are the result of the development of several fabrication techniques and equipment over the years, including: Perforation rollers: Perha… Read more
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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 aestheticall… Read more
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Choosing the Right Perforated Metal Patterns for Your Project

The first thing you need to do when it’s time for this decision is to consider your application. The patterns and other features you choose for your perforated metal will affect the way you can use the finished product. Do you need perforated metal to distribute heat in an area or soundproof a room? Maybe you’re thinking of a completely different function. Know this information before moving forward. Type and Thickness for Your Material You need to know the strength and stiffness you require in your final product before deciding on a specific metal type and thickness. Perforated metal isn’t as strong as its non-perforated counterpart, but you can choose from several different thicknesses and materials like aluminum, copper, brass, various steels and more that will help you reac… Read more