Perforated Aluminum Sheet
Perforated aluminum sheets are punched with different hole patterns and sizes to provide an aesthetic appeal. It is lightweight and offers an excellent solution for privacy applications, light control, water drainage, and more. These types of aluminum sheets are commonly used for ornamental and decorative applications. Most perforated aluminum sheets are designed with excellent corrosion resistance to make it suitable for interior and exterior usage. It also comes with different hole patterns such as staggered, round hole, square hole, slotted, decorative, hexagonal, and more. These are widely used for different industries including material development, construction, automotive, architecture, and more.
|Specifications||QQ-A-250/2, ASTM B209, and 3003-H14|
|Workability||Easy to cut, form, and weld with the use of proper equipment|
|Mechanical Properties||21K+/- Yield, 22K+/- Tensile, and Non-Magnetic|
|Measurement||By Thickness, By Hole Diameter, By Spacing|
|Sizes||1 x 4 ft, 2 x 4 ft, and more, cut-to-size is also available|
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Perforated Aluminum Sheet Features
The perforated or punched aluminum sheet has the following features:
- Corrosion resistance
With its maintenance-free and corrosion resistant features, the perforated aluminum sheets are widely used for:
- Air diffusers
- Privacy screening
- Sign panels
KDM Perforated Aluminum Sheet Fabrication
KDM has full capabilities in providing perforated aluminum sheet with different widths, lengths, hole diameters, and thicknesses. We fabricate these sheets to different products including sunshades, machinery guards, flooring, decors, and other structural applications. We offer cut-to-size, high volume discount pricing, fast delivery, and ISO9001 certifications.
There are different ways of fabricating aluminum sheets, laser, punch press, and rotary pin.
To fabricate a perforated aluminum sheet, you begin with a flat aluminum sheet that is thin and can be cut and bent and fabricated. You then choose a pattern based on the intended application of the perforated aluminum sheet.
The pattern of the holes affects how the aluminum sheet functions. So you need to be careful when installing the holes, there should be a proper balance between the holes and the bar.
You then choose a fabricating method depending on your application. All the methods work by punching holes and patterns on the sheet metal.
Aluminum sheets have so many desirable qualities that make them popular. Aluminum is resistant to corrosion, lightweight has high ductility, it is a high-performance alloy that is easy to manufacture.
Whenever an aluminum sheet comes into contact with the atmosphere, it forms a protective oxide layer. The oxide layer ensures the sheet does not rust and this improves its shelf life.
The perforated aluminum sheet is also very versatile, you can use it in many applications.
The perforated aluminum sheet is very cost-effective, unlike other perforated sheet metals.
If you are looking for an environmentally friendly perforated sheet metal, aluminum is the best option.
Yes, perforated aluminum sheets are strong. Even though aluminum is lightweight, it is strong when mixed with other alloys.
However, pure aluminum does not have high tensile strength. It has a tensile strength of 90MPa but when mixed with other alloys its tensile strength increases to up to 690MPa.
Before choosing a perforated aluminum sheet hole size and pattern, you need to know where you will use the aluminum sheet.
You need to consider the following when choosing the size and pattern of a perforated aluminum sheet metal.
- Open area – this factor affects the weight of the material directly. It is a measure of the metal that you remove compared to the whole sheet metal before perforation.
- Hole area – this depends on where you will use the perforated aluminum sheet. You can either have big holes or small ones.
- Hole geometry – you can either have designer patterns, round patterns, or square patterns. Designer patterns are mostly for aesthetic purposes, round patterns are the most popular and easy to make, while the square pattern is for applications that require a high open area.
There are several hole patterns and designs for perforated aluminum sheets.
Here is a list;
- Round hole straight
- Round hole slotted
- Round hole staggered
- Octagon cane
- Full leaf clover
- Square hole perforated