Selecting the Right Perforated Tubes

What Are Perforated Tubes and How Do You Select the Right Ones? Perforated tubes are metal tubes that have holes or slits punctured through the wall to enable liquids or air to enter or exit the cylinder. Filter applications such as oil filtration are the most common use of perforated tubes, although they are also […]

Save Costs by Choosing Perforated Sheet Metal Stock Pieces

In general, the best way to minimize cost when utilizing perforated metal in a project is to choose readily available (stock) pieces, or those that can be created easily with standard tooling. Going custom usually means that the cost will escalate rapidly. The table below provides a quick summary of the key characteristics of perforated […]

Perforated Hole Shapes & Patterns

Choosing the Right Hole Shape & Pattern for Your Perforated Product

Perforated tubes and other perforated products are widely used in a myriad of filtration, dampening, exhaust, drainage, and other industrial applications. Holes contained within perforated products are created using a combination of standard and/or custom punches, CNC punching pattern software, and special fabrication techniques. The size of the holes in the perforated tube or other […]

Perforated Sheets

3 Traits of Perforated Sheets to Identify before Ordering from Your Manufacturer

Perforation of material is accomplished by using mechanical means to penetrate, or “punch”, through material surface, leaving behind a hole of particular size and shape. In practice, perforated material typically consists of flat sheets that are modified by creating recurring patterns of punched shapes. Implementation of perforated products into any project requires knowledge of the […]

Expertise and Information in the Metalex Resource Library

Metalex is proud to present our Resource Library. Since our founding in 1962, we have provided metal stamping solutions to clients across such diverse industries as automotive, railroad, and architecture, among many others. As a result, we have been involved in almost every aspect of the manufacturing and mechanical assembly process for decades. Our experience […]

The Benefits of Tread-Grip® Safety Grating

Safety in plants and facilities Safety is one of the most important issues in any plant or facility. The Federal Occupation Safety and Health Administration cited falls, especially from ladders and scaffoldings, as among the top 10 most frequent incidents in fiscal year 2013. According to the Center for Disease Control and the Bureau of […]

Celebrating the New Merger between Metalex and Morton Manufacturing

We are proud to announce Metalex’s merger with Morton Manufacturing Company, an Illinois-based manufacturer of industrial safety grating and railroad running boards. At Metalex and Morton Manufacturing, we are under the umbrella of Jason Industries, parent company to a global group of leading manufacturers in the components, seating, finishing, and automotive acoustics markets. Moving forward both companies […]

Choosing the Right Perforated Metal Pattern

Perforated metal has applications in a wide spectrum of industries, ranging from pharmaceutical to construction. It is created through metal stamping and characterized by a pattern of holes in a sheet or strip of metal. Depending on its intended use, perforated metal comes in a number of standard, as well as a wide variety of […]