This section provides an overview for perforated metals as well as their applications and principles. Also, please take a look at the list of 32 perforated metal manufacturers and their company rankings.
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Perforated metal refers mainly to metal sheets (stainless steel plates, aluminum plates, steel plates, etc.) that have been perforated or otherwise processed using a press machine for perforated metal. It has a wide range of uses, and is sometimes used for filters/wire mesh and other applications, or for objects with high design and design quality.
Perforated metal is a metal sheet that has been processed into a mesh shape. Compared to other processing methods, perforated metal offers greater flexibility, shorter processing time, lower cost, and mass production.
Perforated metal can be used not only in its sheet form, but also for a wider range of applications by performing various processes.
Examples of perforated metal use:
Exhaust mufflers, air filters, oil filters, etc.
Exteriors, displays, lighting fixtures, ceiling materials, exhaust tops, etc.
Strainers for power plants, oil, gas and chemical refineries, etc.
Stretching separators, etc. used in food, chemical, pharmaceutical development, etc.
Perforated metal is widely used in a variety of applications, mainly for products that require metal plates with multiple regular holes.
In addition, although round holes are the most common type of holes punched in plates, it is also possible to process square holes and long round holes. For this reason, perforated metal is used not only for utility items but also for decorative items. For example, perforated metal can be formed into cylindrical shapes, or perforated metal can be bent and assembled into box shapes.
Perforated metal is processed by using a punch (convex) and a die (concave), which are used to punch numerous holes in a sheet of metal. Compared to other processing methods, perforated metal can be processed in a shorter time by punching a large number of holes with a more regular distribution in the metal sheet.
The press machine used to produce punched metal is generally a turret punch press, which can now be programmed and automatically controlled to process the metal sheet.
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Aluminum Distributing, Inc. (ADI Metal) was established in 1958 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida where it is still headquartered today. ADI Metal is a distributor of metal and metallic materials for both private and public industrial and maritime industries both in the United States and abroad. ADI Metal is ISO 9001:2015 certified. ADI Metal’s product segments are split into aluminum alloy products, stainless steel products, and other ferrous and non-ferrous metals. These metals include armor plating, brass, bronze, carbon steel, copper, cupronickel, and titanium.
Ranking as of March 2023 GloballyDerivation Method
|1||Direct Metals Company, LLC||14.3%|
|3||R/J Florig Industrial Co., Inc.||14.3%|
|4||Metalex, Powered by UPG||14.3%|
|5||AAA Metals Co., Inc.||14.3%|
Derivation MethodThe ranking is calculated based on the click share within the perforated metal page as of March 2023. Click share is defined as the total number of clicks for all companies during the period divided by the number of clicks for each company.
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