Expanded Steel Grating Size
Expanded Metal Catwalk Grating. Expanded Metal grating designed for catwalks. In-Stock catwalk included in Grating-Carbon Steel. Recognizable by 1st size dimension larger than 2nd size dimension. Standard Size: 10’ SWD x 2’, 2’-6”, 3’ LWD or Marco can cut to your size specifications with our fast and accurate fabrication.
Explaining Expanded Metal Mesh Expanded Metal is produced from solid sheets or plates of carbon, galvanized and stainless steel, as well as aluminum and a variety of alloys of copper, nickel, silver, titanium and other metals. Because expanded metal is made from a solid sheet of metal, and it is not woven or welded - it can never unravel.
Regular Expanded Metal Regular Expanded Metal is an open mesh, finished product that is simultaneously die-cut and expanded as it moves through progressive dies on a press. In the expanding process, the metal can be expanded up to ten times its original size, lose up to 80% of its original weight per square foot, and still retain form and rigidity.
Surface area of metal strips forming diamond Strand Thickness Gauge of material being expanded Flattening Flattened short dimension diamond parallel to rolls Cross Flattening* Flattened long way diamond parallel to rolls Deburring Mesh passed through wire brushes to remove burns Levelling
Galvanized Steel Expanded Metal is a sheet product that has been slit and stretched to diamond shaped openings. Galvanized expanded metal offers savings in weight and allows free passage of light, liquid, sound and air while providing corrosion resistance in harsh environments.
For more patterns, reference Expanded Metal Manufacturers Association (EMMA). Large, Heavy, and Grating Mesh Applications. Combine the many benefits of all expanded metal—versatility, flexibility, strength, cost effectiveness, etc.—with the unique exclusivity of our LevelMaster line, and the possibilities are endless.
Steel Expanded Metal is a sheet product that has been slit and stretched to a wide array of diamond shaped Expanded Metal offers savings in weight and metal, free passage of light, liquid, sound and air, while providing a decorative or ornamental effect.
Some other applications for expanded metal include railing mesh, fences, vents, and shelves. Heavy carbon steel expanded metal can be used as stair treads for oil tanks, working platforms, corridors and walkways. Expanded metal is also used in the construction of roads, bridges, railways, ramps, and steel flooring.
Expanded metal grating is the most practical and economical material you can use when a safe, strong, and non-slip surface is required. It is not woven, not welded, by sturdy, solid steel that is pierced and stretched from a single plate.
Expanded metal grating or expanded metal mesh is the most practical and economical way to assure strength, safety, and a non-skid surface. Expanded metal grating is ideal for use on plant runways, working platforms, and catwalks, as it is easily cut into irregular shapes and can be installed quickly by welding or bolting.
At Metro Steel and Pipe Supply, Inc., we can provide the expanded metal grating you need for your manufacturing, fabricating, contracting and special project needs. Our carbon steel expanded metal grating is available in various sizes.
To make sure we deliver the proper item, please include the following information when placing an expanded metal order. Specify the number of pieces required . Specify the nominal width of the diamond SWD. See picture ---->. Specify the style of the sheet: #18, #9 . if aluminum .081, .051 . for grating 4 lb, 5 lb, etc. Specify regular or flattened
All expanded metals are available in a variety of metals; carbon steel, stainless steel, and aluminum. Carbon steel expanded metal is lightly oiled and should be cleaned prior to the application of finish coatings. Additionally, carbon steel expanded metals can easily be painted or galvanized to enhance corrosion resistance.
Expanded metals gratings are manufactured in carbon steel, aluminum for light weight applications, and stainless steel in wet environments. Expanded metal gratings are produced by slitting and stretching the metal plate in one operation creating an anti-skid surface with large openings.
McNICHOLS carries a vast array of Expanded Metals. In stock are Standard, Flattened, Grating, and Designer products in many gauges, patterns, and materials. Applications include infill panels, machine guards, and displays. Ship from inventory or cut-to-size at any of our 19 locations. Call us today.
McNICHOLS ® Expanded Metal Grating provides economical solutions for ramps, flooring, platforms, walkways, treads, and other applications requiring a lightweight but strong product selection. Structurally stronger than Standard Expanded Metal, Expanded Grating can shoulder the load. Choosing Expanded Grating for architectural façade applications is a trending use for this unique product.