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Standard Expanded Metal
Standard expanded metal is created by entering a metal sheet in a machine press that cuts and stretches metal. Through this process, overlapping strips of a diamond pattern are created. This pattern permits air circulation, but it does not let the metal lose its strength and durability. In contrast to other types, standard expanded metal turns into a finished product as soon as it is made in the press. Expanded metal can be produced in various sizes and weights and these can be used when making lockers, warehouse fencing and machinery safety doors.
Flattened Expanded Metal
Flattened expanded metal is about 5% lighter than the standard expanded metal. After the standard process used to make standard expanded metal, another step is involved, which creates flattened expanded metal. After exiting the machine the cold rolling press is used to flatten it. This step of the process helps to make the metal mesh flatter, thinner and longer. Flattened expanded metal is perfect for fences, ventilation, cages and flooring. The slip-resistant coating is perfect for constructing walkways or stairways, allowing pedestrians a durable surface with a great grip.