Perforated materials are used in a number of different applications for a variety of reasons. Used as screens, filters, shields, and guards, perforated materials can control the passage of air, liquid, light, solids, heat, electromagnetic waves, and sound waves.
In addition to OEM applications, perforated materials are also used for their aesthetics in architectural and design applications such as facades, fixtures, and privacy panels.
Knowing how perforated materials are typically used in industrial, architectural, and design applications may help you determine whether or not you have a use for it. Assuming there is a use for it, the issue then becomes which pattern to use. While this may be as simple as choosing one that looks a certain way, it can be critical for those applications where the perforated material has to perform a certain way (i.e. attenuate a sound frequency, provide a level of electromagnetic shielding, etc.).
For those applications where a certain appearance is desired, we offer our ability to produce over 2000 patterns in round, square, slot, hexagon, decorative, and 21st century patterns. For those applications where a level of performance is required, in addition to our numerous patterns, we offer literature on tests performed by independent laboratories on some of the most important capabilities of perforated material.