Achieving Peak Performance from Perforated Plastic
Perforated plastics are lightweight, corrosion resistant, and cost-effective materials that are ideal for use in a variety of applications such as speaker covers and acoustic lining materials. McKey supplies perforated plastics that are flat and easily formed or fabricated to shape. Because of our many years of perforation experience, we have the ability to skillfully handle plastic sheet perforation to draw peak performance from these materials.
Perforated plastic materials come with their own unique set of challenges, and require precision tools and expert handling. Plastic materials vary widely in their reaction to preparation. Some become wavy, while others will shatter, crack, splinter, fray, or discolor. Our materials experts work with our customers to minimize difficulties and maximize performance in a completed component.
Because plastics cannot be leveled or flattened, precise tooling and proper clearances are critically important. McKey’s in-house tooling experts can create custom tools for these applications. McKey operates a selection of plastics only appointment, designed to run in an oil-free setting for minimum compromise of finished components. We will provide design support and technical assistance to ensure a functional, consistent, and cost-effective end product.