Drilled Plates

Precision drilling to order

More than a century of experience in drilling plates

Precision drilling and customer support

With over 110 years of experience in drilled plates, we pay attention to the details you need:

  • Hole geometry (straight, conical, stepped, cylindrical, countersunk)
  • Plate thickness (up to 25mm)
  • Drilling pattern (we haven’t said no to one yet!)
  • Profiles (AFT patterns and most paper industry OEMs)
  • Materials (stainless, ferric, duplex and super austenitic grades)
  • Open area (we work with you to be sure strength remains)

Extensive experience

Drilled plates

Extraction plate

Extraction plate

World's largest capacity

AFT has global drilling capacity, including facilities in Canada, Finland, Korea and Japan. In the paper industry, AFT claims one of the largest drilling capacities in both volume and size used to manufacture drilled plates and cylinders.

Our experience can help with engineering improvements for existing applications or in producing quick turn-a-round on your drilled plate needs. Our Drilled Plate Guide can also help you with design considerations, in such areas as balancing open area with plate strength.  

In the finishing process, we utilize electro-deburring or mirror polishing to eliminate sharp edges. This produces exceptionally smooth walls and surface finishes when needed. Plate products are available with proprietary DuraShield™ chrome protection, the #1 rated chrome surfacing in the paper industry. Our service centers also perform repairs and rechroming.