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
- Satellite and radar antennas
- HVAC systems
- Battery cells
- Security walls and doors
- Speaker grilles
- Patio furniture
- Wind and machine guards
- Metal benches
- EMI/RFI shielding
- Fluid and air filters
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.