Expanded metal sheet is made by simultaneously slitting & stretching the material. This creates a bespoke diamond raised pattern opening with strands that are set at an angle to the plane of the sheet creating a raised product. These sheets can be rolled after manufacture to producing a flattened product.
Flattened, or raised, expanded metal is an extremely versatile material and used in multiple applications such as: Walkways, fencing, shelving & display units, security guards, sound attenuation, balustrades and building façades to name but a few.
At Ash & Lacy we have the added benefits of manufacturing our expanded metal products in the UK in addition to in-house tooling which, complimented by our range of equipment, means almost any profile can be made, giving our customers enormous flexibility.
Flattened Expanded Metal is manufactured by processing regular expanded metal in a flattening mill. This rolling reduces the thickness of the sheet and provides a smooth, flat, visually appealing surface. Ash & Lacy flattened expanded metal opens up additional application possibilities.
Strands are inclined from the plane of the sheet.
Open Area %
Normal: is viewed when the sheet is held at right angles to the line of vision.
Maximum: is viewed when the thickness of the strand is parallel to the line of vision. This dimension doesn’t apply to flattened mesh.