SlipNOT® Metal Safety Flooring products can be treated just like their smooth plate counterparts. The unique SlipNOT® material can be sheared, flame/torch cut, laser cut, water jet cut, plasma cut or otherwise fabricated without harming the SlipNOT® surface. Since SlipNOT® is an all-metal surface it can be welded, either directly or from the opposite side, without the need of grinding or other surface preparation using the same standard metal welding rods. SlipNOT® can also be drilled, countersunk and formed.
Due to the surface hardness, SlipNOT® plates can crack if formed at too tight a radius. In addition, aluminum SlipNOT® will compress at contact points leaving a scar in the surface profile. Care must be taken when forming stainless steel so that steel dust and particles do not become embedded in the stainless steel surface causing rust to form at a later date. We recommend lining the surface of the press brake tooling with thin (18 ga. or 16 ga.) stainless steel to prevent surface contamination. Utilizing these thin plate guards also prevents tooling damage from the SlipNOT® surface.