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Precision Machining: Crafting Perforated Plates for the Paper-Making Industry

In the heart of modern industry, where innovation meets necessity, there exists a realm of manufacturing that often goes unnoticed but is integral to countless processes. One such process is paper-making, a pillar of communication and information dissemination. Recently, we embarked on an intricate journey as we were entrusted with a significant project by a renowned paper-making enterprise. Our mission? To create perforated plates, humble yet essential components in the paper-making machinery. In this post, we'll delve into the intricacies of this project, showcasing the commitment to precision machining and the remarkable results achieved.

Perforated Plates machining for paper making

The Challenge

Our client, a famous paper-making enterprise, approached us with a pressing need: the fabrication of perforated plates. These plates serve as critical wearing parts in paper-making equipment. The specifications were demanding:

  • Material: Stainless Steel
  • Dimensions: 7.5 meters long and 5mm thick
  • Surface Finish: Brushed with no scratches

Meeting these specifications required not only precision but also state-of-the-art machining techniques. It was a challenge our team was excited to embrace.

The Precision Process

To transform a simple stainless steel plate into a meticulously crafted perforated plate, our team employed a multi-step process:

  1. Material Selection: The foundation of any quality product is choosing the right material. Stainless steel was the clear choice due to its corrosion resistance and durability, crucial for a component in paper-making equipment.
  2. High Precision Bending: The 7.5-meter long stainless steel plate had to be accurately bent to the desired shape. This was achieved using advanced bending machinery, ensuring that the final product would fit seamlessly into the paper-making equipment.
  3. Precision Machining: This is where the magic truly happened. We utilized a Mitsubishi 150 floor boring machine to achieve the required perforations and fine-tune the plate's dimensions. The Mitsubishi 150 is renowned for its precision and reliability, making it the ideal choice for this intricate task.
  4. Surface Finish: The customer's request for a brushed surface without scratches was achieved through meticulous attention to detail. Our skilled technicians took great care to ensure the final product met these exacting standards.

Perforated Plates machining

Meeting Customer Expectations

Our commitment to quality and precision was rewarded with a satisfied customer. The perforated plates produced exceeded expectations in terms of:

  • Dimensional Accuracy: The plates were crafted with absolute precision, ensuring a perfect fit within the paper-making equipment.
  • Surface Finish: The brushed surface finish, free from scratches, not only met but exceeded the customer's requirements.
  • Durability: Stainless steel's inherent durability ensures that these perforated plates will have a long service life, reducing downtime and maintenance costs for our client.


In the machining industry, challenges are an opportunity to showcase expertise, precision, and commitment to quality. The fabrication of perforated plates for a renowned paper-making enterprise was one such challenge that we embraced wholeheartedly. From selecting the right material to utilizing advanced machinery and meticulous attention to detail, we delivered a product that not only met but exceeded our customer's expectations.

At Openex, we take pride in our ability to meet the unique demands of every project, delivering precision machining solutions that make a difference in various industries. If you have a machining challenge that requires expertise and dedication, we invite you to get in touch with us at We're here to turn your vision into reality, one precision-crafted component at a time.

About Openex

Openex is home to a full-service, one-stop-shop, contract manufacturing company producing custom large machined parts and fabrications. Our full large fabrication services including large machining, cutting, welding, rolling, punching, braking, testing, painting, and others.
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