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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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How to Prevent Corrosion on Your Industrial Metal Bar Grating

Metal bar 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, stair treads, 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 [caption id="attachment_7292" align="alignright" wi… Read more
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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. You can avoid these problems by thoroughly cleaning and caring for your architectural wire mesh. How to Care for Architectural Wire Cloth Depending on the location and surroundings of architectural wire cloth, it may need to be cleaned. Most indoor applications are virtually maintenance-free, aside from dust. Outdoor uses, on the other hand, can need occasional cleaning. Especially in harsh environments and where the wire comes in contact with other materials. Discolo… 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
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Architectural Expanded Metal: What You Need to Know

Expanded metal fabricators design metal pieces perfect for countless architectural applications across plants, facilities, commercial buildings and more. Expanded metal is strong, durable, flexible and lightweight, which makes it the ideal choice for a wide variety of jobs. It’s even used in some patio furniture — a testament to its versatility. Read on to learn what expanded metal is, how it is made, what designs use it and where to get it. What Is Expanded Metal and When Is It Used? The first answer you’ll need before deciding whether expanded metal is correct for your architecture job is what it is and how it’s created. The manufacturing process for archite… Read more