How to Order Expanded Metal

How to Order Expanded Metal

Please review the following Ordering Information:

Please Specify:

  1. Material: carbon steel, aluminum, stainless steel 316 or 304, etc.
  2. Item No.: typically expanded metal or grating is specified like the following examples:
    – (1/2 #18 F 4′ SWD x 8′ LWD Carbon Steel)
    – 1/2 = short way of diamond dimension
    – #18 = gauge
    – “F” = flattened (“S” would indicate standard)
    – 4′ SWD x 8′ LWD = size of sheet width x length
    – Carbon Steel = material
    – (ie. 4.0# Catwalk 10′ SWD x 2′ LWD Carbon Steel)
    – 4.0# = wt/per sq. foot of catwalk or grating
    – 10′ SWD x 2′ LWD = size of sheet width x length
  3. Quantity: number of pieces – full size or cut pieces required.
  4. Shearing: bond or random. Please note tolerances.
  5. Finish: hot-dipped galvanized, special, if any
  6. Special Fabrication: circle shearing, cut outs, etc., if any
  7. Accessories: U-Edging (state part no.)
  8. Stair Tread (state style and size)
  9. Terminology
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Flattened (“F”)
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Standard (“S”)

Think About:

  • Application or use of product
  • Physical requirements:
    • Percent of open area
    • EnvironmenT
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