regular expanded metal protecting air conditioners Standard Expanded Metal

Expanded metal is a type of metal stock that features diamond-shaped patterns that are produced by simultaneously slitting and stretching the material. The standard form of this material is known as raised expanded metal, due to its elevated diamond pattern. Raised standard metal consists of bonds and strands that are set at a uniform angle to the plane of the metal sheet, resulting in additional strength and rigidity.

Exploring the Benefits of Standard Expanded Metal

Standard, or raised, expanded metal is an extremely versatile material. It’s easy to control the percentage of open area to suit the application by altering the pattern size and/or strand width, thus increasing the flow of air or light in the finished product. Expanded metal offers a tremendous amount of formability — it’s able to withstand a 90-degree bend within a 1/4” inside radius without breaking.

Manufacturers that are concerned about minimizing operating expenses will appreciate raised expanded metal’s cost-effectiveness. The slitting and stretching process produces no scrap or waste material.

Raised Expanded Metal Applications

The applications and uses for raised expanded metal products are virtually endless. Examples include:

  • Metal containers
  • Racks and shelving
  • Strainers
  • Satellite and radar antennas
  • HVAC systems
  • Battery cells
  • Partitions
  • Security walls and doors
  • Speaker grilles
  • Patio furniture
  • Wind and machine guards
  • Metal benches
  • EMI/RFI shielding
  • Fluid and air filters
raised expanded metal; regular expanded
Regular Expanded Grating
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Standard Expanded Platform & Stairs
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Expanded Building Façade

Marco Offers Raised Expanded Metal Products in a Wide Range of Materials

Marco Specialty Steel is proud to offer a large assortment of standard expanded metal sheets and coils that can meet the needs of companies in a wide range of industries. We feature stainless steel raised expanded metal products as well as other high-quality materials, including carbon steel, galvanized steel and aluminum. All of our materials meet the rigorous EMMA Standard 557-99 and ASTM F-1267 to ensure the best possible performance and durability. Our U-Edging is available in aluminum and stainless steel.

We Provide a Customized Aluminum or Steel Standard Expanded Metal Solution

While the products found in our inventory can meet the needs of the majority of our customers, Marco Specialty Steel is not a “one-size-fits-all” metal solutions provider. Understanding that some companies need products for highly specialized applications, we have the capability to customize any of our raised expanded metal products. We have a fully equipped in-house expanded metal fabrication department that will work closely with your staff to develop a product that meets your exact specifications. We can also work with your drawings and blueprints.

The Marco Advantage

Houston, TX-based Marco Specialty Steel has been serving the metals industry for nearly a quarter century. During this time, we have developed a solid reputation for delivering lightning-fast project turnaround times, superior quality and unsurpassed reliability. We also make customer service a top priority, regardless of the size or scope of the project.

Contact Marco Specialty Steel Today!

Contact Marco Specialty Steel to learn more about our raised expanded metal products and services today. We’ll also be happy to provide a no-obligation quote.

Marco Specialty Steel: Quality. Speed. Reliability.

Expanded Metal stainless steel sheet is available through Marco in flattened or standard (raised) styles with a variety of options in thickness, area, pattern, design, opening and more.
Stainless Data Sheet: 304/L Stainless 316/L Stainless

Standard (Raised) Stainless Expanded Metal Sheet

StyleLbs. Per
100 sq. ft.
Approx. Strand
Size (Inches)
Approx. No.
Per Ft.
1/2" x #1873.501.
1/2" x #1691.501.
1/2" x #13187.501.
3/4" x #1848.922.00.811.
3/4" x #1660.922.00.811.
3/4" x #1391.922.00.751.
3/4" x #10205.922.00.691.
1-1/2" x #16451.333.
1-1/2" x #13681.333.
1-1/2" x #91371.333.