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World Perforating Conference: Explore Chicago's Architecture

Get to know Chicago's rich history of architectural innovation with these tours during the 2017 World Perforating Conference read more...

World Perforating Conference Featured Speaker Presentations:

Guidance in Uncertain Times By Alex Chausovsky Social Media & Integrating It Into Your Company By Skillpath read more...

IPA Awards Cash Prizes to 2016 Photography Contest Winners

Today, the Industrial Perforators Association (IPA) - an organization devoted to the advancement of perforated materials - announces the winners of its 2016 Perforated Metal Materials Photography Contest. In an effort to build awareness around the endless applications of perforated metal materials, the photo contest offers three cash prizes for representative photo submissions. read more...

Using Perforated Metals to Manage Acoustics

In the acoustical context, there are many materials that are suitable for perforation. These materials, including aluminum, stainless steel, Inconel and titanium alloys, retain excellent strength with perforation. Multiple materials provide many options for hole shape, pattern and size. read more...

The Fabricator

The Milwaukee-based Industrial Perforators Association (IPA) has refreshed the look and functionality of its online knowledge Center. The site, at www.iperf.org/knowledge-center, serves as a central resource of education and information on how to apply, specify, buy, design, and build with perforated metal. read more...

IPA Salt Spray Test

When specifying the use of metal for architectural applications designers have two primary choices, perforated metals or expanded metals. Both industries are represented by trade associations which promote the use of their respective products. The Expanded metal Manufacturers Association (EMMA) has been hard at work positioning its products in a favorable light to architects with claims of durability, flexibility and the claim of “no scrap”. read more...

Metal Architecture

This is the March 2015 edition of Metal Architecture. Articles include: 29th Annual Architect Survey; Building Profile: Newport Beach Civic Center; Architect Profile: Edward A. Vance, FAIA, NCARB; and Sports & Recreation Projects. read more...

Choosing the Right Metal for Your Design: A look at the difference between perforated metal, expanded metal and wire cloth

A cover story in Metal Architecture's April issue, written by IPA's Bob Farber, provides the reader with an in depth look at the different architectural applications of perforated metal, expanded metal and wire cloth while at the same time expanding on the aesthetics, acoustics, and ventilation qualities of each. read more...

Perforated Materials in High-Purity IAQ Applications

An IPA member company case study discusses IAQ in hospital operating rooms. The role of air filters in HVAC systems is particularly important in IAQ applications. In the most advances of these systems, perforated metal can act as a cost-competitive and effective replacement in baskets, diffuser sections and downstream discharge grilles. read more...

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