Stainless Steel Expanded metal mesh with good workmanship for
Expanded metal mesh also comes as raised mesh or flattened mesh
with different hole apertures and thicknesses to suit your
individual applications. All materials can be coated using various
methods, i.e. galvanising, painting, powder coating etc.
The versatility of expanded metal makes it a suitable material for
multiple applications such as: security screens, balustrade infill
panels, and walkway mesh. In architecture it can be used as
cladding or in the construction of bridges, ornamental features and
Industrial applications include exhibition stands, window guards,
cages, shelving and expanded metal flooring. In the automobile
industry it is used as car grilles, radiator grilles and as
filtration systems. Where security precautions are important,
security lathing is another use for expanded metal, and in fencing
applications, it is often used when erecting scaling barriers. Some
domestic applications include indoor and outdoor furniture, ceiling
Expanded metal mesh is commonly thought of as a diamond pattern
mesh, as much as woven wire mesh is a square pattern.
Expanded metal mesh is produced, unsurprisingly, by an expanding
machine. This machine uses a pressured stretching and slitting
process to transform solid metal sheets into expanded mesh.
This type of mesh has been produced since the late 19th century and
it offers benefits that cannot be achieved through woven mesh,
perforated mesh and welded mesh.
Expended metal mesh is produced from one single sheet, so nothing
can come loose. This is why it is ideal for forming and model
The production process comes from one sheet and is slit and
stretched at the same time. This limits waste to a bare minimum,
unlike perforated mesh for example.
Expanded metal mesh has a very high strength to weight ration, much
higher than standard sheet metal. This means that it is ideal for
The mesh can easily be measured as follows:
- The mesh count given (ie 8mmx 5.8mm) is the cross section from
the centre of the strand on the left to the strand on the right (as
viewed) and the strand at the top and the strand at the bottom. In
other words the pitch is 8mm in one direction and 5.8mm in the
other when looked at front on.
- The wires have a depth and a width. The width is the wire as
measured from the surface and the depth it the thickness of the
Low Cost - Galvanizing is lower in basic cost than many other
protective coatings for steel.
Long Life - The average life of galvanized coatings on typical
structural members is far in excess of 50 years in most rural
environments, and 20 to 25 years plus, even in severe urban and
coastal exposure. This is dependant on use and maintenance however.
Strength - A galvanized coating has a unique metallurgical
structure which gives outstanding resistance to stress, damage and
Total Protection - Every part of a galvanized article is protected,
even recesses, sharp corners and inaccessible areas. No coating
applied to a structure or fabrication after completion can provide
the same protection.
|Aperture||8mm x 5.8mm|
|Wire Diameter||0.8mm Strand Depth - 1.5mm Strand Width|
|Mesh No.||8mm x 5.8mm|