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Standard Expanded Metal

Standard expanded metal is also known as raised expanded metal. Expanded metal from Direct Metals is durable, economical, versatile, and easy to install. Expanded metal is die cut and stretched on an expanded metal press. The strands and bonds of the expanded metal are set at a uniform angle to the plane of the expanded metal sheet. This gives the expanded metal product added strength and rigidity, while maintaining skid resistance and maximum air circulation. The expanded metal diamond shaped openings have a slightly raised surface, which assists in maintaining the metal’s skid resistance properties.

 

 

Features of Standard 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, and aluminum expanded metal
  • Skid resistant

 

 

Direct Metals stocks standard stainless expanded metal, carbon steel expanded metal, galvanized steel expanded metal, aluminum expanded metal, and other metal alloys in a wide variety of gauges and opening sizes. If a finished edge is required, U-edging is available in different materials to match the expanded metal.

 

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There are countless applications for standard expanded metal. Since it is versatile, economical, and easy to install it is an ideal choice for many of these applications:

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

 

Regular Expanded Metal Section of Our Product Catalog (PDF)
Perforated/Expanded Metal Catalog (PDF)

 

Direct Metals supplies standard expanded metal in the following sizes: