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Designing Perforated Metal

Designers should consider incorporating perforated metal in their projects for its versatile and functional characteristics. Perforated metal offers a unique combination of aesthetic appeal and practical utility, and provides a versatile and aesthetically pleasing solution for designers seeking both creativity and practicality in their work.

Designing and conceiving projects using perforated metal opens a range of possibilities for various applications, from architectural elements to functional objects. We believe that when working with perforated metal it is important to collaborate with experienced, bespoke perforators at the outset.

Talk to us at the beginning to discover the remarkable possibilities perforated material offers.


Let’s take the concept and work with it. Together we can generate several options, giving the idea more structure including more detailed specification, for example, which material type, what perforating pattern, what are the dimensions, does it need coating to a particular colour and any other pertinent details?

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Chosen concept has been reviewed and final approval has been received. Final documentation prepared, it is time to press go. Having worked with you through the process, you can be assured that our understanding will deliver the product you want, realising that initial concept and vision.

Metal Perforating


The perforating process can have a significant impact on the design of a product. Perforation involves creating a pattern of holes in a material for various functional or aesthetic purposes. Areas in which the process can impact design include the functionality, the aesthetics, the strength and structural integrity, the open area and the perforating method.

We often work with a range of materials, depending on the industry and application. Some common materials include aluminium, mild steel, stainless steel, plastic and exotic materials such as brass, copper, titanium and super alloys. We can advise on the suitability and performance of each material for your intended design.

Optimising the design for efficient and cost-effective manufacturing involves considering various factors such as choosing the right material based on the application, keeping the design simple without compromising functionality, ensuring the design is easy to manufacture with standard practices and through optimising material reducing wastage.

Adjusting the design to meet cost constraints without compromising quality requires a careful balance between reducing expenses and maintaining the intended functionality and durability of the product. Areas to consider would include value engineering, material substitution, standardisation and a loosening of tolerances among others.

Work with us

Our clients’ creativity excites us and we provide full support throughout a project, from developing prototypes to completing full production runs. Working together, combining your creativity and our perforating expertise, we can establish a partnership that can successfully deliver your design vision, while keeping it a commercial reality.

How can we work together to turn your concepts into commercial reality? Call us today on +44 (0) 118 959 2700 or email websales@bion.co.uk

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Who we serve


There are hundreds of functional, economical and aesthetically satisfying uses for Bion’s perforated materials in both internal and external construction work, and we are a leading supplier of perforated materials to the architectural industry. Architectural


Bion works in partnership with leading sound-system manufacturers to produce unique customer specific designs for speaker applications. Audio


Over the years we have been proud to have been associated with such names as Nissan and Unipart (exhaust blanks), Ford (Escort speaker grilles). Automotive

Food Processing

Bion produces flat, oil and burr-free perforated baking trays that benefit our customers by removing costs encountered from de-burring or degreasing operations. Food Processing


Many Architects now choose perforated metal as they offer a safe and low maintenance solution for a façade. Perforated metal also enables you to give your building its own unique character. Balustrades


Used in many environments, from offices and showrooms to warehouses and hospitals, Bion can perforate suspended ceiling tiles which can then be backed with acoustic fabric and solve most thermo-acoustic issues in industrial and commercial applications. Ceilings


Bion’s perforated metal sheets are widely used in the electronics industry for their acoustic properties, superb ventilation and market-leading aesthetics, and our knowledge and design expertise in this area is both innovative and globally acclaimed. Enclosures


Bion supplies perforated materials for a variety of filtration applications. The perforation and open area can be specified exactly, making the perforated sheet ideal for filtering, separating or sorting. Filtration


Bion is a leading supplier of perforated materials to the lighting sector. We allow our clients to choose from any number of innovative perforated metal designs that will run with increased efficiency and light diffusion. Lighting


As a leading product supplier since the early 1990s, Bion has been delivering high volumes of low-cost precision-levelled microwave door blanks, both anodised and notched, to clients within a matter of days responding to build demand fluctuations. Microwaves

Stock Sheets

We are able to provide our clients with high-quality perforated stainless steel sheet, mild steel perforated sheet, perforated aluminium, galvanised steel sheet and a host of perforated plastic products on a next-day delivery nationwide. Stock Sheets

Yellow Goods

Yellow goods refers to construction and earth moving equipment, quarrying equipment, and fork lift trucks. The term is also used to encompass agricultural equipment, such as tractors. Yellow Goods
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