Perforated Steel Basics
Perforated steel is an incredibly versatile material with properties ideal for both indoor and outdoor applications. As an industry leader among perforated steel sheet suppliers, Accurate Perforating is your best source for perforated steel sheet metal and other product options. We have the in-house capabilities to provide virtually anything for your project. This includes perforated steel coils as well as blanks. Coils are intended for use in manufacturing or construction. After the blanks are stamped, they can then be shaped into whatever the project requires.
Characteristics of Perforated Steel
Because of its flexibility and versatility, perforated steel serves various purposes across multiple industries. Architects, engineers, and designers find its many uses, from purely aesthetic applications to critical ventilation or safety measures. Perforated steel has numerous advantages:
- Strong and durable
- Perforated steel panels can rust when exposed to the element. We offer powder-coating, in-house and plating options to seal out the elements and prolong the life of the sheet.
- Carbon steel can be composed of up to 100% recycled materials
- Lasts for generations
- Can be completely recycled when no longer needed
Choosing Between Stainless Steel and Galvanized Steel
While mild steel is often used for perforated metal applications indoors such as screening, when your application will be exposed to the elements, its best to look at either stainless steel or galvanized steel to ensure they meet the demands of the application and can withstand the elements the parts will be out in.
In general, stainless steel is made by integrating chromium, nickel, and other alloying elements to enhance the steel’s corrosion protection and durability. Common grades of stainless steel include 303, 304, 316 and 409. On the other hand, galvanized steel is treated with molten zinc to give it a protective coating. From an aesthetic standpoint, certain stainless grades will give you a polished look while galvanized will be duller. If the zinc coating is damaged on perforated galvanized steel, it will ventually oxidizes to take on a white coating. Because of the additional alloying elements, s tends to be heavier and more durable than galvanized, however, galvanized steel is Generally more ductile and easier to work with.
Choosing the right material for your application will depend a great deal on the environment your project is in, as well as the aesthetics you hope to achieve. Our experts can help you select the option that is right for your specific job. Our experience as a custom perforated steel sheet manufacturer means we know exactly how well each type of material will perform under the circumstances.
Perforated Steel Applications
Thanks to our extensive customization options, we can be your one-stop source for perforated steel sheets in any shape or form. We have the equipment and the expertise to supply solutions that precisely fit a project's specifications and requirements. Our experts can make it happen whether you are looking for something practical or an element of visual flair. Applications for our perforated steel panels include but are not limited to:
- Architectural Components in building construction
- Air diffusers in the HVAC market
- Agricultural equipment
- Screens, guards, and grilles
- Acoustic panels for noise control
Options for Perforated Steel
Accurate Perforating has more than 80 years of experience manufacturing perforated steel, with such options as perforated steel plate, perforated steel flooring, and perforated steel coil. We have hundreds of tools that can be configured to offer thousands of different patterns in material as light as 24 gauge and as heavy as 1/2" in widths up to 72". We produce perforated steel in custom coils, sheets, and blanks and can fabricate and finish perforated steel sheets into a component ready to be installed. Call us today if you're looking for a perforated or corrugated steel or any of our many products.