Laser Cut Screens – Material Selection
Materials that we work with:
1. Most common thickness for screens in metal are: visual 1.6 or 3mm OR Structural door or gate 5mm or 6mm
2. Most common thickness for timber screens are 9mm-18mm thick.
3. Standard material dimensions are 2400mm X 1200mm OR 3000mm X 1500mm
Weathering Steel (Corten)
This is a type of mild steel with high copper content that will slowly rust and develop a unique overall colour.
Strong and rust resistant, can be polished or linished. It is available in two grades 304 for indoor use or 316 for outside application. Available 0.6-12mm thickness.
Aluminum is a good option for its light weight an strength. It is rust resistant and can be anodised or powder coated. Available in 0.6-10mm thickness.
By far the cheapest option for a metal screen. Mild Steel can be left to rust slowly or primed and painted or powder coated in different colours. Available 0.6-20mm
MDF & Plywood
Great for screens in a protected area where they are unlikely to get damaged. Light weight, cheap to cut but fragile once pattern has been cut. Available in 3mm-32mm MDF/3mm-16mm Ply.
This is a good option if screen is outdoors and is being powder coated as it will resist rust. Available 0.6-3mm.
For a screen that is weather proof and rust proof, plastic may be well used instead of metal. They can be found in a variety of colours or clear.