Expanded Metal

Our expanded metal is a very versatile and economical product made from a high-quality sheet of aluminum, carbon steel, galvanized steel or stainless steel that is uniformly slit and stretched, forming diamond-shaped openings in the sheet that allow for the passage of light, air, heat and sound. The expanded sheet strands and bonds of the diamonds add strength and rigidity. Because no metal is lost in the expanding process, expanded metal is a cost effective alternative to perforated metal.

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Regular/Standard Standard Expanded Metal is an extremely versatile and economical metal product and is offered in your choice of material, gauge and opening size. Expanded sheet is the best choice when a raised, slip resistant surface that is more rigid is needed.
Flattened Flattened Expanded Metal has been cold rolled through a machine that flattens the metal after the expansion process. Expanded sheet is the perfect choice when a smooth surface is desired. We stock flattened expanded metal in a wide variety of materials and opening sizes.
Hexagonal Hexagonal Expanded Metal is produced from solid sheets or plates of carbon steel, galvanized steel, stainless steel, aluminum and a variety of alloys of copper, nickel, silver, titanium and other metals.  Expanded sheet offers stronger properties than the traditional expanded metal diamond pattern.
Square Square Expanded Metal is an expanded metal that has been stretched more than normally to create a square shaped opening pattern. The square openings in the expanded sheet permit the passage of light, heat, air, liquid and sound while providing a secure, protective barrier. We stock square expanded metal in a wide range of materials.
Architectural Expanded Metal Architectural Expanded Metal is extremely economical, and expanded sheet can be adapted for use in just about any architectural metal project. We stock architectural expanded metal in aluminum, carbon steel and stainless steel in a variety of sizes, weights and finishes.  Expanded sheet is also available in flattened or standard styles.
Micro Micro Expanded Metal is suitable for use in filters as well as several other applications. Expanded sheet features small openings in a lighter gauge sheet of metal and is available in standard, flattened, hexagonal and square patterns.
Ribbon Mesh Ribbon Mesh Expanded Metal is an architectural expanded metal with solid bands of ribbon-like contoured shapes that are built into a metal sheet. We carry ribbon mesh expanded metal in your choice of patterns and materials.
Custom Fabrication Custom Fabricated Expanded Metal is stocked in various patterns and can be custom fabricated to unique shapes and sizes such as circle, rectangle and oblong.
U-Edging U-Edging is an expanded metal product accessory that is a u-shaped strip attached to the edge of an expanded sheet to make the edges more attractive and safer. It is available in carbon steel, stainless steel, aluminum and galvanized steel.

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