Micro Expanded Metal

Micro expanded metal from Direct Metals® is durable, attractive, has an excellent strength-to-weight ratio, and is available in many styles. It is suitable for use in filters, as well as many other applications. Our micro expanded metal features small openings in a lighter gauge of metal. Direct Metals® supplies micro expanded metal in standard, flattened, and hexagonal expanded sheet patterns.


Features of Micro Expanded Metal:

  • Durable
  • Attractive
  • One-piece construction
  • Easy handling
  • Excellent strength-to-weight ratio
  • Easy to cut to size
  • Available in many styles
  • Available in many materials, such as aluminum, carbon steel, galvanized, and stainless steel, and aluminum expanded metal


Direct Metals® can fabricate any shaped micro expanded metal product to suit the needs of your project. With our expansive inventory and capabilities, we offer many material options and styles with our micro expanded metal. For example, we can stamp or weld micro expanded metal or form it into a cylinder. The materials that are available for fabrication include stainless steel, aluminum, carbon steel, and galvanized steel, and aluminum expanded metal.


Due to the durability and excellent strength-to-weight ratio, micro expanded metal can be used for a variety of applications. Some of the most common applications of micro expanded metal include:

  • Expanded metal filters
  • Expanded metal screening
  • Expanded metal coverings for audio speakers
  • Expanded metal coverings for filters
  • Expanded metal aesthetic paneling
  • Expanded metal electrochemical conductor in new batteries


Perforated/Expanded Metal Catalog



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