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Stainless Steel Expanded Metal Manufacturers and Suppliers

IQS Directory provides an extensive list of stainless steel expanded metal manufacturers and suppliers. Utilize our website to review and source stainless steel expanded metal manufacturers with our easy-to-use features which allow you to locate stainless steel expanded metal companies that will design, engineer, and manufacture stainless steel expanded metal for your exact specifications. Our request for quote forms make it easy to connect with leading stainless steel expanded metal manufacturers. View company profiles, website links, locations, phone number, product videos, customer reviews, product specific news articles and other production information. We are a leading manufacturer directory who will connect you with the right manufacturers whether you are looking for stainless steel expanded mesh, stainless steel screens, or stainless steel expanded metal industrial baskets.

  • Libertyville, IL 877-667-8634

    As one of the largest expanded metal manufacturers in North America, Metalex has a wide range of expanded metal products. Those include light and small mesh, intermediate mesh, micro mesh, and large, heavy and grating mesh. Applications include screening, machine guards, architectural applications and more. We use cold rolled steel, galvanized steel, stainless, aluminum, and copper.

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  • Tamaqua, PA 888-218-2260

    Our expanded metal is ideal for a wide range of applications and our teams will work with you every step of the way to guarantee your satisfaction. Our goal is to exceed your expectations and we take pride in providing our customers with outstanding services. If you would like more information about Remaly Manufacturing Company, Inc. please give one of our representatives a call today!

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  • Carbondale, PA 800-225-7373

    We are metal perforators with capabilities to take you from design to performing secondary fabrication operations. Our company offers an array of perforated metal products. Perforated applications: filter screens, lighting, HVAC, acoustical, expanded metal, metal perforators and architectural.

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  • Birmingham, AL 800-366-2642

    We have been expanding metal horizons since 1939 manufacturing a line of expanded metals and gratings. As the leader in North America, AMICO offers regular, flattened and expanded metal grating. Our expanded metal is used for metal fences, machine and heater guards, enclosures, supports and more.

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  • Houston, TX 800-200-3047

    MarCo Specialty Steel is a leading supplier of expanded metal sheet and expanded metal grating (grate). We inventory thousands of sheets of expanded metal and expanded metal grating and catwalk, ready for immediate shipment from our centrally located warehouse. Materials used include stainless steel, galvanized steel, carbon steel and aluminum.

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Stainless Steel Expanded Metal


Stainless steel alloys are naturally resistant to corrosion. Composed of at least 10% chromium, stainless steel expanded metal products develop a thin layer of chromium oxide that resists rust and is self-repairing when scratched. This protective layer renders expanded metal screens and meshes impervious to the effects of weather, making stainless steel expanded metal particularly well suited to outdoor applications such as bridges, walkways, fencing and utility enclosures. Also self-sanitizing, expanded stainless steel is common in food, chemical and medical industries where a hygienic metal is imperative. Automotive, aerospace, marine, water treatment and other industries also make use of these screens for filtration, anti-dazzle screening, railings, ramps, walkways, window guards, architectural panels, drying racks and more. The open construction of expanded metal allows for varied amounts of light, water, sound, air and debris to pass through it, improving visibility, safety and ventilation.  Although this particular alloy may have a higher initial cost, stainless steel products often outlast alternative metalwork.

While other processes produce the same open grid patterns, metal expansion eliminates waste as the product is cut rather than punched or perforated. As it is a solid piece of metal, it is also more stable and has no welds, joints or seams to wear and work loose over time. To form this complete interlinking grid, stainless steel sheets or plates are fed into an automated metal expansion machine. The thickness, length and width of these stock forms should be carefully considered with regards to the final product as thickness will be significantly reduced during the expansion process. Likewise, the length of a piece of stainless steel can increase to as much as ten times that of the original. Once the sheet enters the machine, a series of knife-like dies slit the metal hundreds or even thousands of times in an alternating offset pattern. At the same time, the metal is drawn through hot rollers that stretch the metal, which causes the pre-cut holes to swell to the desired size. The solid metal sheet is transformed into a web of thin strands and bonds, creating an interconnecting structural network that distributes weight evenly along the entirety of the screen. While stainless steel may be manually expanded, computerized equipment is faster and more precise. The shape and percentage of the open area should be carefully considered with regards to the finished product or secondary operations.

Stainless Steel Expanded Metal
Stainless Steel Expanded Metal
Stainless Steel Expanded Metal - New Metals, Inc.
Stainless Steel Expanded Metal - New Metals, Inc.



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