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Expanded Metal

Carbon Steel Expanded Metal

Expanded Metal is a form of metal made by shearing metal plates, and does not have any welds or joints that allows it to distribute loads evenly over a wide area. Light in weight yet stronger than steel sheet, anti skid surface, open mesh design makes it an ideal product as a walkway platform, security fencing, catwalks etc.


Carbon Steel Expanded Metal

Carbon steel expanded metal, as the most versatile and economical expanded metal mesh product, which is widely used in construction, decoration, security guards, industrial, ventilation, etc. Carbon steel expanded metal is made from the sheets or coils of carbon steel, which are uniformly slit and stretched, forming a diamond pattern of openings in the finished sheet. They have various of patterns  by the adjustment of thickness, strand and the size of the diamond openings.

Carbon steel expanded metal is a type of metal sheet that has been processed through a cutting and stretching process to create a pattern of interconnected diamond-shaped openings. It is made from carbon steel, which is an alloy primarily composed of iron and carbon. Carbon steel expanded metal possesses several characteristics and applications due to its unique properties.


Strength and Durability: Carbon steel expanded metal is known for its strength and durability, making it suitable for heavy-duty applications and environments where mechanical stresses are present.

Cost-Effective: Compared to other metals, carbon steel is relatively affordable, making carbon steel expanded metal a cost-effective option for various projects and applications.

Versatility: Carbon steel expanded metal is available in various sizes, thicknesses, and strand widths, offering versatility for a wide range of industrial and architectural uses.

Open Area: The diamond-shaped openings in the expanded metal sheet allow for good airflow, ventilation, and visibility, making it suitable for applications where these features are essential.

Low Maintenance: Carbon steel expanded metal is resistant to corrosion to some extent, requiring less maintenance compared to materials more prone to rust.

Weight-to-Strength Ratio: Carbon steel expanded metal offers a favorable weight-to-strength ratio, making it a preferred choice in applications where both strength and weight are important factors.

Slip Resistance: The raised diamond pattern on the surface of the expanded metal provides excellent traction, making it suitable for walkways, platforms, and ramps where slip resistance is critical.

Security and Safety: Due to its robust nature and intruder-deterrent properties, carbon steel expanded metal is used for security fencing, window guards, and other safety applications.

Filtration and Screening: Carbon steel expanded metal is commonly used in filtration systems and screens, allowing for the passage of air, light, and fluids while retaining solid particles.

Decorative Applications: In architecture and interior design, carbon steel expanded metal is used for decorative elements, wall panels, and facades, providing a modern and industrial aesthetic.

Battery Enclosures: It is utilized in battery enclosures to provide ventilation while safeguarding the batteries.

Speaker Grilles: The acoustically transparent nature of carbon steel expanded metal makes it suitable for speaker grilles, allowing sound to pass through without interference.

Automotive Applications: It finds use in automotive grilles, radiator covers, and engine compartments due to its strength and ventilation properties.

Material Handling: Carbon steel expanded metal is employed in material handling applications like pallet rack decking and conveyor belts due to its strength and durability.

Machine Guards: It is used as protective barriers on machines and equipment to prevent accidental contact with moving parts.


● Thickness: 0.3mm- 10.0mm

● Strand: Regular or customized

● SWD*LWD: 2*3, 2*4, 3*5, 4*8, 5*10, 7*12, 8*16, 10*20, 16*30, 18*30, 20*40, 25*50, 30*60, 40*80, 45*100, 50*100, 60*120mm, etc.

● LWM: Less than 3000 mm

● SWM: customized

Stencil finishes and special treatments


Carbon steel: lightly oiled, requires cleaning with an acid or solvent bath and rinsing with water prior to final surface preparation

Aluminum: cleaned with non-etching chemicals or cleaners, then rinsed thoroughly and dried (wax or non-wax based cleaners may be used)

Hot Dip Galvanized: protective coating of zinc; may have a rough uneven appearance. Not applicable to patterns smaller than 1/4"

Electro-galvanized: galvanizes sheet to provide weather resistance

Deburring: wire brush 9"-72" SWD, 50"-150" LWD to remove burrs and sharp edges. Not all styles are deburred

Flattening: Flatten the flat surface of the sheet without flattening the strands or bonding agent.

(Anodized, coated, painted or plated stencils are also available)

Carbon Steel Expanded Metal

Uses and Applications

The strength, versatility and other beneficial properties of stencil allow it to be used in a wide range of industrial and manufacturing applications, including:

Architecture Interior partitions and barriers

Building façades

Steel Plate Mesh Security Fence is a uniformly constructed, rigid security fence that is not only protective but also elegant in appearance. It is widely used to block climbing and deter intruders and thieves.

EMI/RFI Shielding

Safety Net Air Conditioning Covers

Window, door and skylight guards

Walkways, mezzanines, aisles, stairs and ramps

Air intake screens

Steel mesh infill panels for all industries

Cab/truck dividers

Concrete reinforcement

Driveway and sidewalk grates

Light diffusers

Non-slip flooring for maintenance platforms, billboard platforms, etc.

Machine guards

We can customized stainless steel wire mesh products
by your drawing and requirements

Our factory was established in 2008, it is now developed into a focus on production, development and sales of stainless steel wire mesh as one of modern science and technology enterprises

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