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Types of Expanded Metal

Aug. 28, 2021

The Expanded Metal for Building Facade in Israel

The Expanded Metal for Building Facade in Israel


Stencil is a metal made from any solid sheet metal, including stainless steel, aluminum, galvanized steel, titanium, or copper. Stencil contains diamond-shaped openings, making it a versatile product commonly used in areas such as decking, walkways, pavements, rail fencing, and conveyor belts. It can also be retrofitted to existing grating, flooring, or diamond panels and is the perfect cost-effective solution in many areas. The following are four common types of expanded metal.

 

Standard Expanded Metal

Standard expanded metal is created in a press that cuts and stretches the metal to form overlapping strips in a diamond pattern. This pattern provides air circulation while maintaining the strength and durability of the original metal. Available in dozens of different expanded metal sizes and weights, it can be used for storage cabinets, warehouse fencing, and mechanical safety guards.


Flattened Expanded Metal

After the standard process, the flattened expanded metal is processed a second time using a cold rolling mill to flatten it. This creates a smooth, horizontal surface, making the flat expanded metal ideal for fencing, ventilation, cages, and flooring. An all-metal, non-slip coating can be used on walkways to provide a durable and high-traction surface for pedestrians.


Flattened Expanded Metal

 Flattened Expanded Metal     

Expanded Metal Mesh

Expanded metal mesh is available in a variety of shapes and sizes, from fine mesh to heavier versions. It is most commonly used for decorative and architectural purposes such as sunshades, room dividers, grills and ventilated storage systems.

 

Expanded Metal Grating

This is a form of grating used to manufacture heavier than usual mild steel panels. These are used in heavy-duty areas such as machine platforms, walkways, staircases, or major pedestrian areas. Expanded metal grating produces an excellent strength-to-weight ratio and is naturally slip-resistant without any additional treatment.

 

The specifications listed below will help you to understand the measurements of expanded metal.

Regular and flat expanded metal styles are the gauge or thickness of the metal used to manufacture the expanded metal.

The style of the metal grid is the weight (in pounds) per square foot.

Strands are individual strips of slit metal or the side of a diamond opening.


The Important Data of Expanded Metal

 The Important Data of Expanded Metal


The key is the intersection of the two strands, which is always a measure of the width of the two strands.

SWD, or Short Way of Design, is the distance between the point on the key and the corresponding point on either of the nearest keys on the shorter dimension of the opening.

LWD, or Long Way of Design, is the distance between the point on the key and the corresponding point on any of the nearest keys in the longer dimension of the opening.

SWO, or Short Way of Opening, is the distance measured from the interior of a key to the interior of the nearest key in the shorter dimension of the opening.

LWO, or Long Way of Opening, is the distance measured from the interior of a key to the interior of any nearest key at the longer dimension of the opening.

 

Find a professional expanded metal supplier 

Ares Metal Products Sales is a leading 3/4 #9 expanded metal manufacturer and supplier, providing flat or standard (raised) style expanded metal stainless steel plates with a variety of options in terms of thickness, area, pattern, design, openings, etc. Want to find out more about expanded metal types and expanded steel mesh, talk to the experts at Ares Metal today. When you contact us, please provide your detailed requirements. That will help us give you a valid quotation.


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