Expanded metal is a type of sheet metal that has been cut and stretched to form regular patterns (usually diamond shapes). It is usually made from materials such as steel, stainless steel or aluminium plates.

It is one of the most versatile materials around that can be used for commercial, industrial, interior design or architectural purposes.

As an expanded metal mesh supplier in Singapore, our materials come in various thickness and sizes.

Contact us to learn more and get a quotation on our expanded metal materials for your next project.

How is Expanded Metal Made?

1. Knife is placed in machine

The expanding machine is fitted with a knife that determines the pattern of the material.

2. Sheet is placed in machine

The metal sheet used to make expanded metal is then passed through the machine.

3. Pattern is formed on the material

The machine cuts and stretches the material to form an even diamond-shaped pattern that is of uniform size and thickness.

4. Material is cut into sheets

The finished product is wounded into coils or cut into sheets.

Benefits of Expanded Metal

  • High durability

Expanded metal mesh is made by flattening the material into a single and solid piece of metal. This makes it stronger and gives it the ability to withstand a heavier load.

  • Easy to install

The material can be shaped easily to fit a variety of purposes.

  • Anti-slip surface

The anti-skid property of expanded metal provides a strong and safe grip for its users.

  • Provides good visibility

This is important for areas such as walkways or maintenance platforms where visibility is crucial.

  • Allows good air and water flow

Good air and water flow are essential for parts washing in manufacturing processes. This feature allows parts to be cleaned and dried properly, preventing the formation of residue.

  • More affordable

Material wastage is kept to a minimum in the production process, making expanded metal a more cost-efficient alternative to other materials.

What is Expanded Metal Used For?

Expanded metal is commonly used as metallic lath to support plaster or stucco. Additionally, it is also used for

  • fencing,
  • shelves,
  • furniture,
  • exhibition stands,
  • protecting enclosures,
  • safety barricades,
  • guards,
  • outer layer of filter and grilles, and
  • commercial walkways.

Product Specifications

Type
Ref No.
Material
Nominal Mesh Size
Thickness
Strand Width
Weight
Standard Sheet Size
SWM X LWM (mm)
SWM (mm)
LWM (mm)
(mm)
+-10%
(mm)
+ -10%

(kg/m2)
+-10%

SWM X LWM
Light Mesh
LM 0515 (GI)
Steel
10
21
0.5
1.5
1.24
2440 X 1220
LM 0715 (GI)
10
21
0.7
1.5
1.75
LM 0915 (GI)
10
21
0.9
1.5
2.25
LM 1015 (GI)
9
29
1.0
1.5
2.70
LM 1515
9
29
1.5
1.5
4.03
LM 2015
9
29
2.0
1.5
5.37
LM 1520
16
38
1.5
2.0
3.00
LM 1528
22
57
1.5
2.8
3.02
LM 2028
22
57
2.0
2.8
4.03
LM 2030
35
76
2.0
3.0
3.02
SM 3030
22
57
3.0
3.0
6.49
SM 3035
22
57
3.0
3.5
7.30
SM 30045
22
57
3.0
4.5
9.75
SM 4545
22
57
4.5
4.5
15.00
SM 30030
35
76
3.0
3.0
4.03
SM 3045
35
76
3.0
4.5
6.05
SM 45050
35
76
4.5
5.0
10.48
SM 45060
35
76
4.5
6.0
12.43
SM 6060
35
76
6.0
6.0
16.58
SM 3545
42
115
3.0
4.5
5.37
SM 3060
42
115
3.0
6.0
7.05
SM 4560
42
115
4.5
6.0
10.41
SM 3050
50
150
3.0
5.0
4.71
SM 5050
75
150
5.0
5.0
5.30
SM 3075
95
200
3.0
7.5
3.80
DM 3032
25
40/81
3.0
3.2
6.05
Walkway Mesh
WM 50080
Steel
45
135
5.0
8.0
14.11
2440 X 1220
WM 50110
45
135
5.0
11.0
19.48
WM 30080
30
75
3.0
8.0
12.55
WM 50075
30
75
5.0
7.5
23.50
WM 50105
30
75
5.0
10.5
27.55
Type
Ref No.
Material
Nominal Mesh Size
Thickness
Strand Width
Weight
Standard Sheet Size
SWM X LWM (mm)
SWM (mm)
LWM (mm)
(mm) ±10%
(mm) ±10%

(kg/m2) ±10%

SWM X LWM
Anti Climb Mesh
A3030
Steel
12.5
75
3
3
N.A.
2440 X 1220

Common Expanded Metal Terminology

  • Grating

An expanded metal pattern that is made from heavier gauge low carbon steel plates. It is a strong, lightweight material that is mostly used for pedestrian traffic.

  • Short way of design (SWD)

The height of an expanded metal strand.

  • Long way of design (LWD)

The length of an expanded metal strand.

  • Thickness

Thickness of the expanded metal mesh strand.

  • Strand width

How wide an expanded metal mesh strand is.

Image to describe the common expanded metal terminology
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