5mm x 2mm Expanded Metal - Raised - 0.6mm Strand Depth - 0.5mm Strand Width - 304 Grade Stainless Steel - A3 Sample Sheet

5mm x 2mm Expanded Metal - Raised - 0.6mm Strand Depth - 0.5mm Strand Width - 304 Grade Stainless Steel - A3 Sample Sheet
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What Is It?

Expanded metal mesh is commonly thought of as a diamond pattern mesh, as much as woven wire mesh is a square pattern.

Expanded metal mesh is produced, unsurprisingly, by an expanding machine. This machine uses a pressured stretching and slitting process to transform solid metal sheets into expanded mesh.

This type of mesh has been produced since the late 19th century and it offers benefits that cannot be achieved through woven mesh, perforated mesh and welded mesh.

The Benefits?

Expended metal mesh is produced from one single sheet, so nothing can come loose. This is why it is ideal for forming and model making.

The production process comes from one sheet and is slit and stretched at the same time. This limits waste to a bare minimum, unlike perforated mesh for example.

Expanded metal mesh has a very high strength to weight ration, much higher than standard sheet metal. This means that it is ideal for walkways etc.

Measuring The Mesh

The mesh can easily be measured as follows:

- The mesh count given (ie 8mmx 5.8mm) is the cross section from the centre of the strand on the left to the strand on the right (as viewed) and the strand at the top and the strand at the bottom. In other words the pitch is 8mm in one direction and 5.8mm in the other when looked at front on.

- The wires have a depth and a width. The width is the wire as measured from the surface and the depth it the thickness of the sheet.

Metal Grade

304 is the industry standard woven wire mesh stainless steel grade.

SS304 has a good oxidation resistance at roughly 870°C to 925°C depending on use and environment. We recommend 316 if you require a higher resistance to heat.

SS304 can be used for many applications. It is often found in kitchens, wine and beer making equipment, chemical containers, architectural panels and quarry screens.

Composition - C 0.08, Mn 2.0, Si 0.75, P 0.045, S 0.030, Cr 20.0, Ni 10.5, N 0.10

SS304 also has outstanding forming and welding characteristics.

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