ZIRA is a Zahner-patented system which was developed to enable designers to automatically translate an image, graphic, or design to metal. Instead of simply selecting a standard perforation, designers are able to use their own imagery to create stunning patterns and designs across a metal surface.
* PATENT NO. 7,212,688 B2
ZIRA stands for Zahner Interpretive Relational Algorithm. This patented process was developed to expedite complex custom perforations and selective embossing on projects of every size and scope.
The technology behind ZIRA is continuously refined. One of the most powerful examples of this technology can be seen in the Zahner-developed ImageWall app. This app enables designers to upload their own imagery to quickly develop custom perforated metal.
ImageWall is one of several ZIRA-based technologies. In addition to perforation, these systems offers designers the ability to use any combination of selective embossing, cutting, or perforation to translate these images to metal. Any image, photograph, drawing, or pattern can be translated to the metal surface using with ZIRA technology.