We’ve been adding products to our online store at a great pace, including a growing assortment of Metric Sized Metals and Aluminum T-Bar. This week we’re making it even more interesting with the addition of Expanded Metal to our online catalog.
Expanded Metal is a versatile and economical product that is utilized in almost every industry. Expanded Metal is a form of metal stock made by shearing a metal plate in a press, so that the metal stretches, leaving diamond-shaped voids surrounded by interlinked bars of the metal. It is a large part of the metal industry and plays a key role in metal fabrication.
Made from a one piece construction, Expanded Metal won’t unravel and under normal circumstances will hold its shape for many years. The strands and bonds of the diamond-shaped trusses add strength and rigidity. OnlineMetals.com offers expanded metal in a standard flattened diamond pattern in a variety of gauges, opening sizes, materials and sheet sizes.
Expanded Metal is typically used for screening, ventilating or security as a guard. The openings permit passage of light, air, heat and sound. The sheet is also lightweight and easy to fabricate and form.
Expanded metal is used in:
- •patio/outdoor furniture
- •machine guarding to prevent contact with hot surfaces
- •architectural facades
Expanded metal is often used for architectural details and use in security applications such as in the walls of a sensitive information area because, in heavier grades, it is difficult to breach without heavy cutting equipment or explosives.
Expanded Metal Options
OnlineMetals has various alloys to suit your project’s needs: