Flattened Expanded Metal
Flattened expanded metal can be made of various materials, or with PVC coated, which is used as decoration for smooth surface and pleasing appearance.
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Flattened expanded metal is made by passing standard expanded metal through a cold rolled reducing mill, leaving a flat and smooth surface that is similar to perforated metal. The rolling process makes the strands and bonds down, thus reducing the thickness of the metal sheet and stretching the pattern. Flattened expanded metal possesses many properties, making it a very versatile product suitable for applications across many industries, such as commercial, automobile and agricultural.
Expanded metal shearing methods include four ways from two directions. They give you an instruction when ordering expanded metal.
End bond shearing
One end is cut on the bond parallel to the SWD, the other end usually has open diamonds.
End random shearing
The shearing direction is parallel to the SWD. The end random cut normally leaves open diamonds at the ends.
Side bond shearing
Side bond cut is made along the length of the metal sheet on the center line of the bond over the specific width.
Side random shearing
Side random shearing is cut that is parallel to the LWD dimension of the metal sheet, leaving opening diamonds.
Steel construction provides strength, welded ability and wear resistance.
Stainless steel for corrosion resistance.
Various materials and a great variety of sizes, styles for choice.
Cost effective way for many applications.
The outer layer can be coated any color for pleasing appearance.
Material: carbon steel, aluminum, stainless steel, copper, or other alloys.
Surface treatment: galvanized, powder coated, PVC coated, etc.
Specification - flattened expanded metal Style Strand thickness Strand width SWD LWD SWO LWO Open area (%)
FEM-1/4"#18 0.040 0.087 0.255 1.030 0.094 0.689 40
FEM-1/4"#20 0.030 0.086 0.255 1.030 0.094 0.689 46
FEM-1/2"#16 0.050 0.103 0.500 1.260 0.250 1.000 60
FEM-1/2"#18 0.039 0.109 0.500 1.260 0.281 1.000 68
FEM-1/2"#20 0.029 0.070 0.500 1.260 0.375 1.000 72
FEM-3/4"#13 0.070 0.119 0.923 2.100 0.688 1.782 73
FEM-3/4"#14 0.060 0.119 0.923 2.100 0.688 1.813 70
FEM-3/4"#16 0.049 0.115 0.923 2.100 0.750 1.750 75
All the dimensions are measured from the material of carbon steel.
All dimensions in inch.
Flattened expanded metal has many applications such as exhibition stand, dust bin, decorative mesh, garden bench or table, outer layer of filter, etc.
Expanded metal mesh is usually packaged with pallet or wooden box, and other ways of packaging are available.