Architectural Perforated Metals
Architectural perforated metals are for ornamental, decorative metal projects. For example, from balcony railings to parking ramp cladding, and exterior building cladding to interior applications. For this purpose, perforating the metal sheets is just the first step of fabricating a complete panel. We have a complete fabricating facility that besides metal perforating, includes laser cutting, forming, saw cutting, machining and extensive welding experience and equipment. Furthermore, we work a lot with stainless steel, aluminum, and weathering steel. Having this experience and capability all on our site, we can fabricate efficiently, manage change orders, produce quality metal fabrication and meet schedules. Our goal is to WOW our customers.
Collaborative Design for Perforated Metal Projects
With years of experience in the metal fabrication industry, our team of engineers and project managers offers you assistance. We also help work out those design details that can make or break a project. Thus, we offer lunch and learns for architectural firms about how to work with your metal fabricator for design of your decorative metal needs. Our project managers assist in the design for the fastening methods. We also answer questions about what can and cannot be done. Finally, we work in a cost effective manner.
Common Projects with Perforated Metals
Railings with Perforated Metal Infills
Schools, office buildings, condominiums, and apartments, and other commercial spaces are the popular place to use perforated metals. In other words, places include guard rails along balconies and railings, either indoors or outdoors.
The use of perforated metal panels is very popular for parking ramps, indeed! With the increase of cities that now require interior lighting plus screening from the exterior, architects are using perforated metal panels to meet the requirements. Nevertheless, these metal panels provide a beautiful, durable, and long lasting exterior for parking ramps.
Astro fabricates a lot of radiator covers for the MSP airport. The first steps prior to fabrication are: field measuring, drafting and design for fabrication. After the sheet metal is cut to size, it is perforated, formed, welded, finished, and lastly, installed.
Finishing and Installation
Astro also partners with finishers and installers for completion of the architectural work we fabricate. Hence, we focus on the fabricating and can offer our products in whatever coating the job calls for. Some of the common choices include anodizing, painting, or powder coating for aluminum. Further, galvanizing with or without paint for carbon steel, and no finish for weathering steel. For stainless steel, #4 brushed finish is most common.
Call us today at 763-777-8087 to discuss your perforated metal product needs.