Expanded metal is sometimes considered an alternative to sheet metal or wire mesh. It combines some of the best features of both—providing a material that is stronger than thin wire mesh and has better air flow and drainage than sheet metal. In fact, it's an excellent option for custom wire baskets that need more tensile strength than wires can provide. Additionally, expanded metal cuts down on the need for extra welding operations compared to using individual steel wires, making it faster and easier to complete sturdy baskets.
Overall, stainless steel expanded metal baskets are incredibly tough and versatile—especially when made of highly-resistant metal alloys such as grade 316 stainless steel. They’ve got a variety of uses across just about every industry Marlin Steel works with and, for that reason, it’s worth exploring.
2 Expanded Metal Characteristics
Despite its relatively lightweight, expanded metal is stronger than other wire mesh materials of similar weight. Because the material is flattened, it can remain as one piece instead of being welded or fused together as separate components. This eliminates the creation of seams that could come apart at some point during the product’s lifespan.
While expanded metal products typically exhibit a diamond-shaped pattern — which provides excellent energy absorption and resistance to deformation — it’s possible to achieve circular and square configurations. The angle of the placement of the shape plays an important role in the performance of the product. For instance, a zero angle will create straight lines across the sheet, resulting in greater strength when compressing the sheet on its side.
Expanded metal’s versatility makes it suitable for use with numerous metal materials. Aluminum, carbon and stainless steel expanded metal sheets are all widely used in the manufacturing of products as diverse as security fencing, air intake screens, patio furniture and machine guards. You’ll also find heavy gauge expanded metal products for applications that demand maximum strength, as well as coated expanded metal materials that offer additional corrosion protection.
3 Product Process
Expanded metal mesh refers to after the special metal sheet metal (sheet metal punching machine) processing, the formation of the network status of the material sheet.Steel mesh is a variety of metal screen industry. Also known as metal plate mesh, diamond mesh, iron net, expanded metal net, heavy steel plate net, pedal net, punching plate, aluminum, stainless steel net, net, filter net, granary antenna network, audio network etc.
Standard expanded metal is a type of metal stock that features diamond-shaped patterns that are produced by simultaneously slitting and stretching the material.
Flattened expanded metal is made by passing raised expaned metal through a cold rolled reducing mill, leaving a flat and smooth surface.
4Expanded Metal Uses & Applications
Expanded metal’s strength, versatility and other beneficial properties enable it to be used for a wide range of industrial and manufacturing applications, including:
Architectural interior partitions and barriers
Architectural for a buildings facade
Expanded metal security fencing
Security mesh a/c covers
Window, door and skylight guards
Walkways, mezzanines, catwalks, stairways and ramps
Air intake screens
Expanded metal infill panels used in all industries
Drive and sidewalk grates
Anti-slip flooring such as maintenance platforms and billboard platforms
Stainless Steel, Low Carbon Aluminum,Low caron steel,
Galvanized steel,Stainless steel,Copper, Titanium etc
|Sheet width||MAX 3.4m|
|Thickness||0.5mm – 14mm|
- Without treatment is ok
- Anodized (colour can be customized)
- Powder coated
- Spray painted
- Galvanized : Electric galvanized, Hot-dipped galvanized
- Small expanded wire mesh
- Medium expanded wire mesh
- Heavy expanded wire mesh
- Diamond expanded wire mesh
- Hexagonal expanded wire mesh
- Special expanded
Expended metal mesh can be widely used in including
theprotection of machinery equipment, handicraft
manufacturing, shelves, heavy machinery,work
platforms, walkways,ships as well as other areas.
Anping Tailong Hardware & Wire Mesh Products Co., Ltd. is a professional manufacturer of wire mesh fences, Our products include chain link fences, farm fences, SNS protective mesh fences, framework fences, temporary fences, 358 High Security Fences, curvy welded mesh fences, prison fences, airport fences, ornamental fences, iron fences, palisade fences, double loop fences and Euro fences. Tailong also supplies Hesco Bastions, reinforcing mesh, gabions, store cages and decorative wire mesh. Our factory located in Anping County, which is called "the Native land of Wire Mesh" in China. Tailong supplies high quality fences and related products for a variety of applications. We are committed to providing customers with good quality products, competitive prices and excellent services. Our products are widely used in road, railway, airport, residence district, seaport, garden and other fields. Selling well in all cities and provinces around China, our products are also exported to the USA, Australia, Germany, the UK, Japan, Singapore, Korea and so on. To learn more about what we can do for you, contact us at any time. We look forward to establishing a good and long-term business relationship with you.
Q: When can you get the reply?
A: Within 15 minutes after we get your inquiry.
Q: What you’re getting before any work starts?
A: We will provide a drawing with your quotation, so you can see what your new fencing will look like.
Q: Are you a real factory? Or a trading company?
A: We have both real factory and trading department, mainly produce and sell wire mesh products.
Q: How long is your delivery time?
A: Generally 5-10 days if the goods are in stock or 15-20 days if not in stock, and according to the quantity you buy.
Q: Do you provide samples? Is it free?
A: Yes, we could offer the sample for free charge but the cost of freight is not included.
Q: Can I add my logo on the product?
A: Yes. According to your request.
Q: Can I have a visit to your factory before the order?
A: Sure,welcome to visit our factory. Shijiazhuang International Airport and Beijing International Airport are near to us and we can meet you here. Hotel booking service is available.