- Standard (Raised) Expanded Carbon Steel
- Standard (Raised) Expanded Aluminum
- Standard (Raised) Expanded 304 Stainless Steel
- Flattened Expanded Carbon Steel
- Flattened Expanded Aluminum
- Flattened Expanded 304 Stainless Steel
Expanded metal is one of the most economical of all open metal products. Perfect for commercial and industrial uses, expanded metals come in a variety of forms including:
- Standard or Raised Expanded Metal
- Catwalk Grating
We have expanded metal with diamond sizes ranging from .125″ x .75” to 1.5” x 3.4”. These materials are available in stainless steel, galvanized steel, carbon steel, aluminum or copper.
Unlike woven wire products, expanded metal won’t unravel if cut at one end; the remaining strands continue to hold. It is versatile, with a great variety of sizes, styles and weights offering many choices to suit your needs. Expanded metal presents a virtually impenetrable barrier when used near industrial equipment and running machines.
Our experience with small to large distribution orders enables us to meet the demands of our customers in a timely and efficient manner.
Types of Expanded Metals We Offer
At Argus Steel, we deliver two main types of expanded metal products for your industrial or architectural needs. We know that our clients often have unique requests for orders, so we source standard and flattened expanded metals for optimal performance. Review the information below to see which expanded metal variety is right for your facility.
Standard Expanded Metal Products
Standard or raised expanded metal products from Argus Steel are manufactured on a press. Each standard expanded metal sheet displays diamond patterns after the material has undergone cutting and stretching. The metal strands are bound to the plane of the sheet at a fixed angle so the surfaces are reinforced for durability and resistance.
Argus Steel is an expanded metal distributor that connects you to standard products ideal for machine guards, additional traction on walking surfaces, security structures and shelving assemblies.
Flattened Expanded Metal Products
Flattened expanded metal starts from a standard expanded sheet, which is then flatted. The flattening process involves feeding metal sheets through levelers to create a surface that is smooth to the touch. Flattened expanded metal gives you a smooth-to-the-touch finish to ensure a sleek design..
Argus Steel recommends the use of flattened expanded metal products for industrial screens, fencing and partitions.
Carbon Steel Expanded Metal
Carbon steel is extremely versatile for industrial applications. Carbon steel provides a quality product at a very cost-effective price.
Carbon steel expanded metal sheets are effective for ventilation guards, as they allow natural light, air, heat and sound to pass through. Choose products featuring diamond sizes that work for your indoor and outdoor industrial applications, and consider galvanized expanded metal sheet coatings to combat corrosion.
Aluminum Expanded Metal
If you need a favorable strength-to-weight ratio, aluminum expanded metal sheets offer lightweight durability and an attractive appearance.
We have low-density expanded metal products that work to guard machines and equipment from light, gas, liquids and other elements. Being in the business since 1979, we have the knowledge, experience and technology to recommend aluminum expanded metal sheets for enclosures, shelving, architectural panels and other structures.
Stainless Steel Expanded Metal
Argus Steel distributes expanded stainless steel sheets in T304 and T316 grades. Choosing stainless steel ensures your investments maintain a high level of corrosion resistance.
Clients utilize stainless steel expanded metal materials for everything from decorative backings to mesh security fencing. Speak with one of our representatives about our variety of stock material options, or a custom solution, and we’ll make sure your orders stay within budget and are delivered on time.