Expanded metal mesh
Expanded metals are manufactured in mild steel, Aluminium, 3CR12, 304 stainless steel, brass, copper and a galvanised material. Expanded metals can be cut to size to eliminate wastage, or supplied as standard panels.
Flattened expanded mesh is “cold rolled” to flatten after the mesh has been expanded. Up to 20% of thickness can be lost in the rolling process.
Mesh specification and description
SWD: short way diamond
LWD: long way diamond
STRAND WIDTH: length of the metal used to produce on strand
STRAND THICKNESS: plate thickness
SWO: short way opening
LWO: long way opening
The mesh diamond orientation is also important.
Flattened mesh table for available standard mesh sizes
General expanded mesh specification
Walkway grating of expanded mesh
Loads and capacities (kg/m2; kilogram per square meter)