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Expanded Metal


Action Stainless sells a wide variety of expanded metal products, including perforated metal, expanded metal, wire cloth and grating. Hole sizes and patterns of material make it difficult to list all items available. Inquire with a sales representative for stock items.

Expanded Metal is a form of metal stock made by shearing a metal plate in a press, so that the metal stretches, leaving diamond-shaped voids surrounded by interlinked bars of the metal. It is often shortened to exmet, which also refers to a commercial firm by the same name that manufactures expanded metal.

Expanded metal is used in grates, industrial type stairs, and in outdoor furniture (e.g. benches) or fencing. It is often used for guarding to prevent contact with hot surfaces or machinery. Expanded metal is often used for architectural details.