or asked in Science & MathematicsEngineering · 8 months ago

how do you make about 100 holes of 0.4mm diameter in metal fast to create metal mesh? what equipment can help me?

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  • 8 months ago

    100 holes? Just use an electric hand drill and patience. It should take less than an hour.

    At 5 holes/minute that's 20 minutes unless it's thick metal.

    You could just buy screen at a hardware store.

  • 8 months ago

    Is there a reason you wouldn't just buy the part off Amazon or something? Look for "speaker grill".  https://www.onlinemetals.com/en/buy/aluminum/0-063...

    If it's thin metal, like foil, could you just punch holes with a nail?  Does it have to be really nice?

    If you need a precision, arbitrary pattern, google "solder stencil".  There are tons of places that will make any pattern you want.

    If the metal is thick, then you might take it to a metal fab shop, and ask them to put it on their CNC machine.  Or if you have a friend that works in a place with such a machine, maybe the friend could just do it for you as a favor.

  • 8 months ago

    Chemical etching through a mask. Find a shop to do it for you. The equipment is very expensive.

  • Jim
    Lv 7
    8 months ago

    100 holes is hardly worth an automated or exotic machine. Just use an cross measure, punch (to keep drill bit from seeking), drill or a drill press.

    If this is production, that's different. A CNC, water cutter, laser cutter, etc can all do it. Or just outsource and get it really cheap.

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  • John
    Lv 7
    8 months ago

    Work smarter:  https://www.mcmaster.com/metal-mesh

    Laser is quite expensive to buy, not so much to job out. Drilling that by hand to any degree of quality. is a daunting task.

  • 8 months ago

    To do just a few a laser cutting machine is the best choice.

    For high production runs a hydraulic stamping machine may also be cost effective

  • 8 months ago

    LASER CUTTING TOOL IS THE FAST WAY TO DO THIS TASK.

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