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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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10 Tips for Purchasing Perforated Metal

When buying perforated material, there are countless varieties of hole sizes, shapes, materials and gauges to specify which can affect the production process, quality, cost and lead-time of the finished product. Follow these 10 tips to purchase the right perforated product for your individual application: Material - Choose the proper material, thickness and finish that satisfies the challenges of the application’s environment. Corrosion resistance, EMI shielding requirements and appearance may be some considerations. Hole shape - There are many hole shapes, but round holes in general are most common, especially arranged in a 60° triangu… Read more