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. (Regular Expanded Metal can also referred to as "Raised" or "Standard" Expanded Metal)
Flattened Expanded Metal
Flattened Expanded Metal is Regular Expanded Metal that has been passed through flattening rolls (cold rolled). This rolling process reduces the thickness of the sheet, stretches the pattern of the sheet, and provides a smooth flat finish.
All popular sizes are stocked in both regular and flattened sheets.