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Different Types of Expanded Metal

Oct. 12, 2021

Aluminum Expanded Metal Panel for Youth Palace Curtain Wall

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Expanded Metal is a metal product made from any solid sheet metal such as stainless steel, steel, aluminum, galvanized steel, titanium, and copper. Its diamond-shaped openings make expanded metal a versatile product for applications such as decking, walkways, stair tread covers, pavements, rail fencing, conveyor belts, protective elements, and more. Expanded Metal can also be retrofitted to existing grating, flooring, or diamond panels, easily spot welded to the surface, making it a cost-effective solution.


Standard Expanded Metal  - Standard Expanded Metal is manufactured in a press that cuts and stretches solid metal; forming overlapping strips in a diamond pattern. The diamond pattern not only provides air circulation but also maintains the strength and durability of the original sheet metal. Many expanded metal sizes and weights are available for use in storage cabinets, warehouse fencing, and security guards within machinery.


Flattened Expanded Metal - Flattened Expanded Metal is processed a second time using a cold rolling mill. This flattens the metal, resulting in a smooth, flat surface. Flattened Expanded Metal is available in different lengths and widths and is ideal for fencing, ventilation, cages, and flooring.  

Flattened Expanded Metal

 Flattened Expanded Metal     

Expanded Metal Mesh - Expanded Metal Mesh is available in a variety of shapes and sizes, such as fine mesh to heavier mesh. It is used for decorative and architectural purposes and can be used for sunshades, room dividers, grills, and ventilated storage systems.


Expanded Metal Grating  - Expanded Metal Grating is made using heavier-weight mild steel sheets. This can be used for machine platforms, walkways, stairs, or any walking area. Expanded Metal Grating is a continuous piece of material with greater strength to weight ratio. The surface is also naturally slipping resistant and requires no further processing.


The benefits of Expanded Metal

With innovative manufacturing facilities, technology, and capabilities, The Ares Metal Products Sales produce a wide range of expanded metal mesh products for a variety of applications. Expanded metal mesh has a variety of properties that make it a versatile material that can be used in a variety of industries. We offer a first-class range of options.


Formed from a single piece of material

Expanded metal mesh is made from a single piece of material, which means there is nothing loose, no micro-movement strands or strain relief connections or welds. The homogeneous design of expanded metal produces an inherently robust material that can be used for a wide range of components. In addition, because it is made from a single piece of material, the expanded metal mesh is ideally suited to forming and can be easily processed further, for example by pressing and shearing.


Minimal waste

Our process involves cutting and stretching the material to create the holes rather than punching them out. This provides immediate cost savings, especially when compared to other metalworking methods such as piercing, which results in wasted raw material.

Regular Expanded Metal

Regular Expanded Metal     

Strength to weight ratio

By expanding the metal from a solid sheet, a strong and lightweight material is created. The uncut 'joints' of expanded metal mesh can withstand stresses better than welded seams or joints.



Our products are available in a wide range of colors, materials, and designs and can be used to produce stunning effects. Contact us for samples so you can take a closer look at their aesthetic properties.



The joints formed by expanding the grid give the material a strong grip: this is particularly useful when building stair treads, ramps and walkways.


Composite substrates

Metal mesh can be combined with other materials to add strength and flexibility to the product. For example, glass, plastic, and other composite materials can be incorporated into or joined to the mesh to increase strength and safety, or to improve aesthetics.


High efficiency

Electricity, magnetic flux, and heat can flow through the metal mesh because each sheet has a continuous connection. There are no breaks or welds as the mesh is formed from a single piece of metal.

Ares Metal was responsible for the sales of expanded metal, perforated metal, safety grating, and architectural decoration meshes. Besides the high quality and competitive price, we pay high attention to the customer’s service and satisfaction.  Welcome to contact us today or request a quote.


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