Expanded metal is produced from sheet or coil by punching and stretching the material to form meshes (rhomboidal, square, and round). Depending on the mesh opening and strand width, the surface area expansion is typically 2–3 times the base material with this manufacturing technique, significantly reducing waste compared to, for example, perforated sheet metal. Expanded metal is very strong and durable due to its structure.
Expanded metal can be rolled to achieve a smooth surface or a thickness suitable for the intended purpose. It is sold in rolls or plates in standard widths but can also be manufactured according to customer preferences.
DL = Long way diagonal (LWD)
DC = Short way diagonal (SWD)
Sp = Strand width
Av = Thickness
St = Total thickness
Areas of use
Expanded metal can be used to create filtering and protective properties for a wide range of industrial applications. Below are some examples:
· Process industry (e.g. chemical and oil industry)
· Electrical and electronics industry
· Energy industry
· Automotive industry
· Home, household, and garden
· Design and architecture
· Pharmaceutical industry
· Food industry
We can guarantee optimal design and product customization by being involved from the beginning of the process and providing suggestions on how to cost-effectively design and manufacture the product, while ensuring the right quality and functionality for the purpose. We are happy to handle the entire process for our customers – from design to the finished product.
Examples of materials from which expanded metal is made:
· Stainless AISI 304 and AISI 316
· Mild steel
· Other formable materials