22 May '12, 1pm

Thanks for the shout-out, @Graepel1! Good article on perforated metal #metal

Thanks for the shout-out, @Graepel1! Good article on perforated metal #metal

This staggered formation is popular because of its inherent strength and expansive open areas. Of all the functions perforated metals provide, acoustical applications have enjoyed the greatest growth in the past several years. Equipment manufacturers contribute to the growth because they must reduce the noise of their products to meet consumer demands. Architects, including highway, airport and rapid-transit designers, also are designing noise control into their projects using perforated metal. Perforated metal is a strong choice for design and construction because of its aesthetic value and functionality. For example, perforated-metal panels were utilized as decorative architectural elements and components of custom built-in lighting fi xtures for the fi rst-place winner of the Boca Raton, Fla.-based Industrial Perforators Association’s 2007 Perf Contest. Th e winning des...

Full article: http://www.metalmag.com/perforated-metal/perforated-metal...

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