Metals can molded into shapes and wires; they can also be punctured to allow them to adhere to the structures they are being used to create. This puncturing process is called perforation. Perforation allows the metals to be used after being molded and correspond to custom designs. Through perforation, staggered holes are made in the sheets of metal; these holes can be shaped and measured according to the specifications of whatever is being built. The holes allow the metal to be screwed, drilled, and nailed.
Without perforation, many structures and vehicles wouldn’t be possible, making perforated sheets the forefront of the architectural industry.
Stainless steel, aluminum, titanium, copper, and brass are regularly available for perforation. In aviation, perforated sheets are used in constructing parts such as:
Small holes can be used when building the more intricate parts of an aircraft while larger holes can be used in the general construction of the plane. These sheets aren’t limited to the production of the outside structure of an aircraft. They can also be used as an interior element. A few ways perforated sheets are used in the interior of an aircraft are:
They can be used to monitor and control liquid, lights, heat, and sound waves. Perforated sheets can be applied to a plethora of blueprints and frameworks in aviation.
Perforated sheets are valued for their vast number of applications. Whether used structurally or internally, they have proven to be an invaluable asset in aviation. As new technology and structural advantages are being found, they continue to be utilized in new ways. At Avion Alloys, we recognize the importance of having a reliable and secure source of materials. For a free quote on perforated sheets or any other materials that we have available, give us a call at (800) 408-2329 or contact us online to learn more.