Making the Ordering Process Easier

Following our tips for your business type helps us to develop the most accurate quote possible for your particular project. And if you're not sure what solution is best for you, we can offer suggestions to help guide you to the options available for your perforated metal application.

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General Information

The cost of perforated metal is determined by the material type, thickness, hole shape and size, and spacing, as well as other factors such as additional finishing and fabricating services.

Ordering established patterns is straightforward and requires basic information, including punch patterns, the type and gauge of material, the number and size of panels required, and margin sizes.

Custom work requires collaboration between our engineering staff and your design team. At Accurate Perforating, we're capable of receiving AutoCAD and PDF files via email, allowing us to produce custom pieces and ensure exact pattern measurements.

When placing your order, be sure to consider the following items:

  • Quantity: State the number of perforated pieces or square feet of coverage required.
  • Thickness: Specify in gauge numbers or decimal inches, e.g., 1/4" thick, 16GA, .040", etc.
  • Metal: State the type of material required, i.e., aluminum, carbon steel, stainless steel, copper, galvanized, etc.
  • Width and Length: Unless otherwise specified, the length is the long dimension of the sheet.
  • Perforation Configuration: Refer to the patterns page for pattern code, or use the following checklist items to describe your needs:
  • Perforation Size: Specify the size of the perforated holes in inches, i.e., .125", .375".
  • Perforation Shape: See the patterns page for hole shape options.
  • Arrangement of Perforations: Specify "staggered," "straight line" or other patterns. Normally the straight row of a staggered pattern will run the long way on the sheet.
  • Spacing of Perforations: This can be specified as the distance between hole centers, the percent of open area or, in the case of small holes, as the number of holes per square inch.
  • Solid Margins: If margins on the perforated sheet are not important, specify "minimum or no margins."
  • Finish: Specify powder coating, anodizing, Kynar®, plating, or degreasing. If you have custom finishing ideas in mind, please contact us directly to discuss the possibilities for your project.

Other Information

For slotted perforations, specify whether the long dimension of the slot is parallel to the long or short dimension of the sheet. A drawing of your part or job is recommended to ensure accurate, timely delivery of your cost quotation.