Flattened Expanded Metal

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Flattened expanded metal is metal that has been cold flattened, leaving a smooth, flat surface with diamond shaped openings. During this process, the length of the sheet is elongated, usually by about five percent. After the expanded metal has been flattened, the expanded sheet is then sent through a leveler to maintain its flatness. As a leading expanded metal supplier, Direct Metals® provides durable, economical, and versatile expanded metal. This product is available in many material options, such as carbon steel, galvanized steel, stainless steel, and aluminum expanded metal.



Features of Flattened Expanded Metal

  • Economical
  • Durable
  • Extremely versatile
  • Easy installation
  • Low resistance to wind loads
  • Easily cut to fit
  • Many material options, such as carbon steel, stainless expanded metal, galvanized and aluminum expanded metal



Direct Metals® stocks flattened expanded metal in carbon steel, stainless expanded metal, galvanized steel, and aluminum expanded metal. Flattened expanded metal is also available in other metal alloys in a wide variety of opening sizes. If a finishing edge is required, metal U-Edging is available in different materials to match the expanded metal material.


Since flattened expanded metal is both economical and durable, this type of metal is ideal for a variety of metal applications, such as machine guarding. Some of these applications include:

  • Expanded metal guards
  • Expanded metal fencing
  • Expanded metal panels
  • Expanded metal grating
  • Expanded metal grilles
  • Expanded metal screens
  • Expanded metal shelves
  • Expanded metal ramps
  • Expanded metal greenhouses
  • Expanded metal walkways
  • Expanded metal infill panels


Flattened Expanded Metal Section of Our Product Catalog
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Direct Metals® supplies flattened expanded metal in the following sizes:


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