Expanded metal is made by cutting and stretching sheet metal to form a regular, diamond-shaped mesh pattern. The most common manufacturing method simultaneously slits and stretches the material in one motion.
This allows the metal to remain in one piece and thus, retain its strength. No additional welding or joint work is required, resulting in an even distribution of weight over its surface area.
The expanded metal mesh can be manufactured in different thickness and sizes, and is used in a wide range of applications such as:
- Walkway platforms
- Security fencing
- Metal lath to support plaster or stucco
- Drainage covers
The mesh design results in open areas that allow for air, light, and water ventilation while still acting as a barrier to larger objects. Additionally, the surface of the metal also provides more traction that makes walking safer, especially in an industrial setting.
As an expanded metal supplier in Singapore, we can produce metal mesh in different thickness, strand widths, weight and sizes according to your specifications.