Features And Application Of Expanded Metalwork In Different Sectors

Metal sheet is cut into pieces, and stretched uniformly to form diamond-shaped openings. These extended metal sheets hold their shape and will not unravel. The bonds and strands of diamond-shaped trussed come with utmost rigidity and strength. Expanded metal is basically used for ventilating, screening and security. The openings allow air, heat, light and sound to pass through. The metal sheet is light in weight, easy to fabricate as well as come in decorative patterns, thereby enhancing the beauty of a property.

Features of expanded metal are many, which make it ideal for using in a variety of special applications.

Versatile
Economical
Durable
Weight to strength ratio is high
Cuts and shears easily
Easy to handle
Appealing
Low wind resistance
Ventilation properties
Screen & guarding properties
Available in different materials and styles

Expanded metalwork in automotive parts

Automobile manufacturers desire to attain better aerodynamic and fuel economy properties in their merchandize, and thus they make use of lightweight extended metal.

In filtration process to clean fluids and trap sediments

As light covers to protect the bulb and allow light to shine

Extended metal allows the fluctuating degree of sound and air to pass through cars speakers and AC frames

Used in passenger area provide safety

During a crash, when airbags are set up, the wire mesh made from extended metal effectively traps the explosive material residue and withstands the pressure.

Expanded metalwork in building construction

Extended Metal wire mesh stabilizes small cracked areas, and corners

It even supports and makes the entire plaster walls & ceilings stronger

It helps to refurbish damaged masonry because it can easily be tailored for uniquely shaped surfaces and corners

Extended metal lathing decreases the shrinking effect, when plaster dries as well as makes the plastered area strong

It is also used in structural steelwork for fire protection

For foundation of wall to help resistance against cracking due to earthquakes or hold weights

Expanded metalwork in cement construction

Concrete for roads, highways, sidewalks, and driveways can be reinforced with extended metal

Concrete is hard, but not strong, and by adding extended sheets or bars can reduce the stress, which can otherwise cause cracking

Concrete and metal work together creates a strong surface capable to endure external force

Metal bonds well with cement, so strips of expanded metal can be used to strengthen the rows of brickwork

Extended metal is fabricated to create pile caps, blindside walls, bulkheads and grade beams

Shapes made from extended metal sustain their form better than the plywood

Expanded metalwork in decorative patterns

You will also find decorative patterns used in signage, retail shelving, ceiling tiles, partitions and more.