Expanded metal is manufactured by employing a Shear-FormSM process, resulting in a consistent diamond-shaped pattern. Custom patterns can be developed, and because of its versatility, the uses are virtually endless. Paired with the availability of common to exotic metals, the application of formed metal can be implemented into almost any industry.
“Long Way of Diamond/Design” dimension
“Short Way of Diamond/Design” dimension
“Long Way of Opening” dimension; used to indicate clear opening in the long direction
“Short Way of Opening” dimension; used to indicate clear opening in the short direction
Equal to the thickness of the sheet metal being used
The amount of metal fed under the dies to produce one strand
Where two strands intersect; eliminates prongs or jagged edges
The width of two intersecting strands
This type of shearing leaves prongs or jagged edges
The maximum distance between the edge of the expanded metal and the straight edge is the camber.
Bowing in sheet or coil is measured by placing a straight edge along the concave side of the metal, parallel to the LWD, touching both ends of the sheet.
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