Expanded Metal is sheet metal that has been slit and expanded up to ten times its original width. The formation of the diamond-shaped pattern adds to the strength and rigidity of the sheet. It is available in the “standard” pattern, where the strands and bonds are set at a sharp angle to the plane of the sheet. It is also available in the “flattened” pattern, where the material has been cold-rolled to bring the strands and bonds into the same plane. Flattened Expanded Metal is especially suited to welding because of its flat
Expanded Metal offers the advantages of savings in weight and metal, free passage of light and air, and a decorative or ornamental effect. The width of the sheet is measured in the direction of the short dimension of the diamond. The length of the sheet is measured in the direction of the long dimension of the diamond. For additional information on applications, properties, and fabricating procedures, ask for our special pamphlet on Expanded Metal.
APPLICATIONS Used for security, machinery guards, flooring, shelving, window protection, door panels, open partitions, window guards, enclosures, decorative applications include grilles, screens, panels, backgrounds, etc.