No matter where they’re used, perforated metal components are typically put to work for their high level of strength. But ultimately, the reliability of metal parts depends on a range of factors, from the type of material used to the manufacturing process. That’s why Perforated Tubes, Inc. uses only the highest quality materials to craft metal tubing products. Metal parts that are made improperly or with materials that aren’t suitable for the application at hand can make the difference between a project’s success and failure. If you’re noticing these signs, there’s a good chance that your current perforated metal products are less than adequate.
The fact that many metals rust is no secret, but when it comes to heavy-duty applications, especially in the industrial world, corrosion-resistant parts are essential for several reasons. Arguably the most obvious reason is that the presence of corrosion can deal serious damage to a perforated metal tube’s overall strength. If these tubes are being used as a structural component, this can pose a significant safety threat. But even if the rusting tubes aren’t dangerous to people, they can still break, potentially leading to high repair costs.
Fortunately, there’s a simple solution – when corrosion-causing environmental factors are present, use corrosion-resistant metals, such as titanium or Inconel.
Metal tubing that breaks frequently is most likely too brittle for its application. Brittle metals offer their fair share of benefits, including resistance to bending that may affect the part’s performance. Unfortunately, that same resistance means that too much pressure will simply cause the tube to break, which can once more lead to pricey repair work.
Prone to Bends and Dents
Brittle metals are largely resistant to damage like bends and dents, but on the other end of the spectrum, there are certain perforated metal materials that bend and dent too easily. This is another issue that can cause serious deficiencies in structural strength. There’s one bright side, however – materials that can bend without breaking are typically easier to manipulate with tools.
We’ll Help You Select the Right Metal
Choosing the right materials for your perforated tubing project can be difficult, given the assortment of metals available on today’s market. But with decades of expertise under our belts, Perforated Tubes, Inc. can help you develop perforated metal tubing products that meet even the most rigid standards. Get started by applying for a quick quote today.