Metal Manufacturing Services
At Graepels we invest time and money into our expert tooling department and machinery
We specialise in bespoke design and engineering from our headquarters in Ireland to our factories and offices in Dublin and the UK. Apart from metal perforation, weaving and rubber Graepels offer a wide range of manufacturing services; leveling, rolling, folding and more. Our expert tooling department and top of the range machinery allows us to produce high quality products to meet our customers needs.
Perforated Sheeting for various applications
Graepels manufacture perforated metal for a wide range of industries. We supply sheets from stock and manufacture decorative and bespoke perforated sheets and standard perforations. All perforated metal is available in various materials, thicknesses and sheet sizes.
Perforated sheets can be applied in cladding and balustrade infill to heavy punch plate for the quarry and recycling industry, Perforated sheets are also used in pharmaceutical and food processing industry.
Woven Wire Mesh
Wire mesh for various applications
Graepels manufacture a wide range of apertures, wire thicknesses and patterns in a selection of materials.The most popular being high tensile steel, which is a spring steel, stainless steel (in a number of grades) and pre-galvanized steel for customers who want zinc to protect from corrosion.
Wire mesh is often used for filtration, ventilation, fencing security grills, in screening grading and in decorative applications. Mesh sheets can be cut to size. Standard fabrication of woven mesh is available such as; rolling, folding, welding and cutting. Bespoke mesh is also available please enquire for our full capabilities.
Rubber and Polyurethane Screens
Rubber Mats and Rubber Screens
Graepels manufacture perforated rubber mats, screens and Polyurethane screens for the quarry and recycling industry as they are suitable for filtering materials and suited to wet conditions.
Polyurethane screens also known as flip flop screens/mats are lighter then the rubber mats and are particularly flexible. Rubber and polyurethane can be perforated into different shapes and thicknesses to meet customer requirements.
Rolling of Perforated sheets and Mesh
Graepels have the ability to roll large thickness plates and thin material to a radius or to a full circumference where possible.
Curving sheets make them a lot more rigid, some design issues with regards to material can be overcome by curving material.
Curving sheets can work well particularly when they are back-lit as the lighting disperses through the perforations. The curvature of the panel allows for it to viewed clearly from different angles. Please enquire for our full capabilities.
Folding of Perforated sheets and Wire Mesh
Features of today’s machines make them very versatile, enabling accurate high quality parts to be produced, for customer’s sheet metal needs. Paired with 3D folding software it is possible to program and manufacture complex parts.
Graepels have invested in new machinery, expanding our capabilities for various folding methods particularly for Architectural type products. For more information on our capabilities please contact us in either or UK and Ireland offices.
Cutting of Perforated Sheets and Woven Mesh
After perforation, sheets can be reduced in size to give customers a required screen size and blank un-perforated margins. It is also possible to cut through the perforations if no un-perforated margin is required.
There are various methods of cutting sheet metal and woven mesh using different machinery. Plasma, Laser and Water cutting services are also available.
Levelling of Perforated Sheets
Large Margins and the type of material used contributes to the flatness of a sheet. For example stainless steel hardens as it stretches during the punching process, these perforated sheets need to be flattened.
In order to achieve flatness sheets are ran through our levellers which equalises the stretching that occurs during perforation, the result is a flatter sheet.
Bespoke Perforated Sheets
Throughout the years Graepel have been involved in many bespoke and exciting projects, such as the Chelsea Flower Show, London, the refurbishment of the Diving Bell on Dublin’s Docklands, Croke Park Stadium, one sovereignty square Leeds and much more.
We work closely with our customers to help achieve their vision, growing and becoming more innovative with each and every project. We strive for quality and excellence from conception to manufacture.
Innovation and Expertise
Innovation and Expertise in metal manufacturing
Graepels specialise in a wide range of products for a wide variety of sectors form Architectural and Engineering to Quarry and Recycling.
Graepels are ISO 9001:2008 quality accredited, a standard recognized throughout the industry. UKAS quality management Certified and comply with all BS Standards.
We use modern precision tooling and top of the range machinery to produce consistent high quality products, leading the way for Industry standard.