The Manufacturing Process of Expanded Metal

Expanded metal is produced from solid sheets of carbon steel, galvanized steel and other metals. During the expanding procedure, the sheet is slit and stretched simultaneously, which expands the slits into diamond shaped holes of the same size and shape. This article will dive deep into the different aspects on expanded metal

No metal is wasted during this process of creating expanded metal and the final product is extremely strong and durable. This product is stronger per kilogram and lighter per meter than the initial sheet. The new strands and knuckles of the diamond shaped trusses are at an angle to the initial  plane of the sheet, which adds strength, durability and flexibility. This makes expanded metal a cost effective solution.

As this is made from a solid sheet of metal, an expanded metal can never unravel. The metal strands which make up the open diamonds allow light, heat, air, liquid and sound to pass across, but produces a great barrier against large solid objects. Regardless of the finished sheet being cut in one more several points the rest of the strands will still hold the sheet in one piece. Some steps in the manufacturing process includes:

  • The metal sheet advances between the blades
  • The upper blades come down from one half of the diamond shape
  • The upper blade goes up to its original position and shifts one half of the diamond to the side as the metal sheet advances another strand width which passes the edge of the lower blade.
  • The upper blade comes down to create another row of half diamond shapes to complete the full design
  • The upper blade goes up to its initial position and this goes on.

Now let us see what is the difference between expanded flattened metal and expanded metal below.

Expanded Metal
Expanded Metal

What is the difference between Expanded Flattened Metal and Expanded Metal?

Expanded flattened metal is the result of putting the standard expanded metal to a cold rolling steel mill to be flattened and expanded. This creates a thinner, flatter and wider metal mesh. Sometimes, it is difficult to predict the level of expansion during the flattening process.

It is being used in building design and was first considered to be used with industrial design and has become a great choice for creating a rustic appearance that can blend in well with modern style.

Now that we looked at the difference between expanded flattened metal and expanded metal, now let us see how wire mesh is used below

How is Wire Mesh and Expanded Metal Used?

Wire mesh is usually used in places that need high levels of security. These places include prisons, border lengths, country borders, oil or natural refineries and military areas. As these are strong and durable they have risen and continue to grow in popularity.

Expanded metal is usually used to make fences, walkways and grates. Since this material is extremely durable and strong these have become a popular choice. The numerous tiny openings in the material allows the flow of air, water and light, yet creating a mechanical barrier against bigger objects.

Expanded metal is a sheet of metal that has been cut and stretched to create a regular pattern of metal mesh-like material.

If you want to know more about expanded metal there are plenty of resources online. All you have to do is search up expanded metal and you can learn more about expanded metal. Alternatively you can consult an expert on expanded metal to learn more.

We hope you found this article useful and you learned some details about expanded metal.  We hope the information in this article will help you make an informed decision when you decide to buy a door. Like mentioned above it is best to research all your options well before you invest in a door. If you have questions, it’s best to consult professionals about your questions.

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Expanded Metal
Expanded Metal

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While the initial cost of  steel doors and windows might be more than some other doors with windows, the longevity and reduced maintenance cost makes it a great investment in the long run. Additionally if you’re environmentally conscious, the BlackSteel door with window has high energy efficiency which means that it is cost effective in terms of saving energy required for cooling and heating during summer and winter. You will save money on your electricity bill and also help the environment at the same time. It’s undoubtedly a great win-win situation.

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