Perforated Metal Hole Patterns
Marco stocks and fabricates a wide variety of perforated metal that have very different hole patterns and openings. Each have their own benefits and specific applications. The following are the three most common:
Round hole perforated metal is the most popular pattern type because of its versatility and broad selection of gauges, diameters and material choices for customization. Round hole metal offers the ideal combination of affordability, ease-of-use and minimal maintenance requirements. No matter what kind of project you need perforated metal for, this pattern can be custom punched to fit your exact sizes and specifications. Read more…
The square hole perforated metal sheet from Marco Specialty Steel is aesthetically pleasing and works well in architectural applications. Square hole metal offers a high strength-to-weight ratio along with a larger open area than many other metal hole types. Even though the square holes allow more material or air to pass through, this kind of perforated metal is still sturdy and easy to maintain. Square hole patterns are available in straight line or staggered. Read more…
Slotted holes are more oblong and look like an oval or rectangle when they are custom-punched. Slotted hole perforated metal is designed specifically for materials and airflow to pass through without making the metal less reliable and sturdy. We offer slotted perforated metal sheets for numerous applications including vents, filters, diffusers, speaker grilles and many others. This pattern type is very flexible and can be formed into unique shapes. Read more…
Ornamental / Decorative
Ornamental / decorative hole perforated metal is different than standard punch due to its unusual patters. Our ornamental / decorative perforated metal is available in a vast variety of hole shapes, gauges and materials in strait and staggered patterns. Use ornamental perforated metal sheets for applications such as walls and partitions, screens, vents and diffusers. The decorative patterns have many architectural benefits. Read more…
Custom punching is available when your needs include aesthetics or cost saving solutions for specific application requirements not found in stock perforated sheets. We manufacture custom perforated sheets to eliminate waste, give the precise fluid or air flow, and reduce welding. Read more…
If you would like more information, please feel free to reference our perforated metal term glossary, browse our perforated metal spec information, download one of our perforated metal spec sheets from the resource section, or contact a Marco Specialty Steel representative for assistance.
General Perforated Metal Benefits
Perforated sheet metal and other perforated metal variations offer numerous benefits. It’s easy to form the metal into shape and configuration for your project specifications. It is also simple to install, which saves time and labor. Perforated metal provides an attractive appearance for applications where aesthetic appeal is important, and you can even paint it or apply a zinc coating for extra corrosion protection.
Perforated steel sheet is an extremely durable product that will deliver long-lasting performance in the most challenging environmental conditions.
Perforated metal is available in a wide variety of thicknesses to suit any manufacturing application. It features excellent sound abatement, making it a good choice for buildings and areas where noise reduction is essential. Perforated metal’s size accuracy increases the likelihood of a successful outcome for your projects. Finally, perforated metal offers strong resistance against abrasion, which works well in settings where extensive contact with the metal product occurs.
We can customize unlimited patterns from standard to intricate configurations in a variety of shapes.
What Are the Applications for Perforated Metal Sheet?
Industries such as pharmaceuticals, agriculture, construction, food processing, retail, electrical and HVAC make use of perforated sheet metal products for a wide range of applications, including:
- Filtration and screening
- Vessel internal components
- Acoustic paneling
- Lighting fixtures
- Electronic enclosures
- Infill panels for stairwells, mezzanines, building or parking garage facades
- Farm equipment
- Speaker grilles
- Retail store displays and fixtures
Marco Can Meet Your Perforated Metal Product Needs
As one of the top perforated metal suppliers in the United States, Marco Specialty Steel can serve the needs of companies in a wide range of industries. Our extensive stock inventory includes:
- Carbon perforated metal: We provide carbon perforated metal in various grades, including A36 and 1018 Mild, 1144 Stress-proof equivalent, 12L14 Free Machining, A366/1008 Alloy, A513 Alloy and 8620 Alloy.
- Stainless steel perforated metal: We offer perforated stainless steel sheet metal that works well for applications requiring superior corrosion resistance. You’ll find numerous stainless steel grades consisting of more than 10.5% chromium.
- Galvanized perforated metal: Our galvanized steel products feature a high-performance zinc coating that provides excellent protection against the relentless forces of corrosion.
- Aluminum perforated metal: Our perforated metal inventory includes an assortment of aluminum materials including Aluminum 3003, Aluminum 5052, 6061-T6 Aluminum and 6063 Aluminum.
- Ornamental perforated metal: We offer ornamental perforated metal products that enable easy shape-altering for decorative applications.
- Architectural perforated metal: Architectural perforated metal is often the best option for architects, engineers and other design professionals who need a versatile metal product for their projects.
You can purchase one sheet or coil of perforated metal or thousands — whatever your company requires. Our stock perforated metal is available with round, square or slotted perforations and in various metal thicknesses. We also offer specialized perforated metal accessories for your custom needs.
We Specialize in Custom Punching Services
Our expansive in-house fabrication shop can provide a custom perforated metal solution for all your specialty applications. This includes custom punching to produce holes of odd shapes and sizes in various widths and thicknesses in any pattern.
You can upload your drawings or specifications. Just let us know what you need, and our expert custom fabrication team can provide the high-precision custom perforated metal metal sheet with holes that meets your requirements.
Why Trust Marco for Your Perforated Metal Products?
While there are many perforated metal suppliers that would be happy to sell you a product, few can match Marco when it comes to reliable, attentive customer support. Whether you’re purchasing a product from our stock inventory or require a custom perforated metal solution, our goal is to complete your project as fast as possible. Our turnaround time is among the fastest in the industry.
You will also be served by a team of sales specialists, engineers, architects and other steel industry professionals who are committed to providing the high-quality results you deserve. We’ve been in business since 1992, and our mission has never changed: our extensive experience ensures a reliable perforated metal product that will serve you well for a long time to come.
Are you ready to order but need more information to help with your purchase? View or download our 10 Tips for Purchasing Perforated Metal that you can find in our resources section.