Expanded Metal

REGULAR EXPANDED METAL is a finished product as it comes from the press after having been die cut and expanded. The illustration shows that the strands and bonds form a sharp angle to the original plane of the solid sheet. FLATTENED EXPANDED METAL is a regular expanded metal which has been cold rolled, leaving a flat, smoot surface. The length of the sheet is elongated usually by 5% while the width stays the same.
1/4" #20 Regular 1/4" #20 Flattened
1/2" #16 Regular 1/2" #16 Flattened
3/4" #9 Regular 3/4" #9 Flattened
1 1/2" #9 Regular 1 1/2" #9 Flattened