How Expanded Metal Is Made?
Expanded Metal is made from sheets of solid metal that are uniformly slit and stretched to create diamond-shaped openings. As expanded metal is made, each row of diamond-shaped openings is offset from the next. This product is called standard expanded metal. The sheet can be rolled to produce flattened expanded metal.
The lightweight properties and open area percentages of Expanded Metal allow it to be easily formed for a variety of energy saving applications, such as light diffusers, screens, grilles and filters. Expanded Metal is also manufactured in heavy gauges for applications such as walkways, ramps and catwalks of all types.