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Fabricating Instructions

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Drilling
Drilling
Plasma
Flame/Plasma
Laser Cut
Laser Cut
Welded
Welding
Surface Masking
Surface Masking/Detailing
Sheared
Shearing

SlipNOT® Metal Safety Flooring products can be treated just like their smooth plate counterparts. Material can be sheared, flame/torch cut, laser cut, water-jetted, plasma cut or welded, either directly or from the opposite side, without harming the SlipNOT® surface.  SlipNOT® can also be drilled and countersunk.  The SlipNOT® process hardens the surface to between 55 – 63 on the Rockwell “C” Scale, this requires hardened tooling for fabrication.

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Drilling/Punching:

SlipNOT® material can be drilled and countersunk. Generally, pre-drilling material prior to the SlipNOT® application is recommended.  Holes, countersinks, and counter bores are protected from the SlipNOT® process and surface so screws / bolts will sit flush.  Due to the surface hardness, if fabrication is done after SlipNOT® application, additional time and tooling costs should be figured into estimating and labor costs.  The material can also be counter bored, however the same conditions apply. 

Drilling/Punching

Shearing:

Due to the unique random stacked hatch matrix of the SlipNOT® surface, plates can be sheared without harming the anti-slip surface.  It is recommended that SlipNOT® material be flame, plasma, laser or water-jet cut to save wear and tear on tooling.  Plates can also be sheared from the non-slip side to help minimize dulling of the shear tables, however, the roughened, hardened SlipNOT® surface can scratch shear blades. 

Sheared

Flame/Plasma:

The unique SlipNOT® surface is bonded to substrates at over 4,000 psi and cutting with flame / plasma is no different than with smooth plates.  This is the preferred method for fabricating SlipNOT® material.  The random matrix surface will not flake or delaminate along burn lines and will not be harmed by any burning procedure. 

Flame/Plasma

Laser Cut:

The random stacked hatch matrix surface of the SlipNOT® will add approximately 0.020” – 0.030” to any given substrate.  These materials will not harm the optics of laser cutters and can be treated exactly the same as regular plate and grating material.  The laser will not harm the SlipNOT® surface in any way and the SlipNOT® surface will not damage any laser equipment.

Laser Cut Process

Welding:

SlipNOT® is an all-metal, grit-free surface, welding is performed exactly as required for the smooth plate counterpart.  No special requirements are needed. Heat distortions from any welding will be transmitted through the SlipNOT® surface as well and should be taken into account if aesthetics are critical to your project.

Welding

Surface Masking/Detailing:

SlipNOT® is a molten metal plasma stream despoliation and areas can be masked / protected from surface coating.  In cases of stair treads, risers and nosing are masked and only the tread surface itself receives the SlipNOT® application.  Logos, words, or patterns can also be created within the SlipNOT® surface application however, there can be significant costs associated with these procedures.  For projects requiring welds to be ground smooth, small (1/2”) borders can be masked to allow plates to be metal worked.

Custom Detailing