Perforator Machine


(+) Specifically designed to produce perforated sheet metal with the performance of +/- 300,000 holes per minutes, according to IPA handbook (
(+) Relatively high tolerance
(+) Suppliers have extensive banks of die tooling
(+) Able to punch many varieties of sheet metal material and plastic
(+) Very cheap compared to a turret punch press or a laser cut, especially for mass production volume
(+) Less deformation and distortion on the workpiece because it has fewer tool strokes/hits compared to a turret punch press
(+) Better uniformity and hole accuracy compared to a turret punch press, according to IPA handbook (
(+) Produces unlimited length of material
(+) Has a bigger capacity compared to turret punch press, thus allowing the manufacture of thicker perforated sheet metal (e.g. 5mm stainless steel)
(+) Has a strong organization and community including I.P.A. ( and Europerf (


Drawback :

(-) Are unlikely to be used to produce perforated image-based sheet patterns
(-) Are unlikely to produce circular or spiral perforated patterns
(-) Scratches and little marks or tool marks are unavoidable compared to laser cut
(-) Can only be used for perforation process only
(-) Are unlikely to be able to create perforated sheet metal in dimple format