ABO Building Materials (kunshan) Co., Ltd
Expanded metal is truly a versatile product. Ferrous and
non-ferrous metal sheet can be expanded into a wide range of mesh
styles. There are standard expanded metal styles and numerous
variations in strand width and opening sizes can be produced to
create whatever architectural or industrial pattern is required.
Expanded metal is also produced in a flattened form which is
created by rolling standard or raised expanded metal.
Expanded metal mesh has a diverse range of properties, which makes
it so versatile and appealing for many uses and applications
throughout a variety of industries. Expanded Metal Mesh is
traditionally seen as a metal material with diamond shaped holes.
Expanded Metal is produced by an expanded metal machine, which uses
a pressured slitting and stretching process to transform solid
metal sheets and coils into expanded mesh. Most types of metal,
including precious and specially produced metals, can be expanded.
Expanded Metal Mesh Production Process
1. Sheets or coils or metal are fed into the expanded metal
machine. A little metal can create a lot of mesh, adding value and
saving resources and money.
2. Each machine is fitted with a unique "Knife", dedicated to a
particular pattern. New patterns and knives can be created in-house
for specific applications.
3. The machines are then programmed or manually controlled to
ensure the metal is expanded to the exact specification. Rigorous
quality checks are carried out to ensure product consistency
throughout the expanding process.
4. Using the unique shearing and stretching process means very
little waste is created. the metal is sheared and then stretched in
a single process creating the apertures and therefore expanding the
metal. The mesh is then either cut into sheets or wound onto coils
ready for shipping or further processing.