Expanded Metal 2017-12-05T23:01:24+00:00
Our most popular and economical material for general industrial applications. Carbon steel is easily formed and cut to specific applications and tolerances. We have a complete inventory of standard mesh and walkway patterns.

  • Sheets and Coils
  • 3D and 2D appearance
  • HDG, Powder Coat, Paint & Weathering Finished
  • Base metal is 100% recyclable

Solid structural choice for support and access prevention, permits passage of air, light, heat and sound.

A preferred alternative to carbon steel that features low density while maintaining a high strength to weight ratio of expanded metal mesh. We have a full inventory of standard mesh and walkway patterns available.

  • Sheets and Coils
  • 3D and 2D appearance
  • Stocked in 3003 H-14, most other grades available.
  • Can be anodized to add to aesthetic appearance
  • 100% recyclable

Corrosion resistant material offering good formability and high electrical conductivity for your expanded metal solution.

The unique values of stainless steel mesh make it an often-overlooked material selection. With a higher initial cost than carbon and aluminum it is often the best overall value over the life of a project. Annealing after manufacture eases formability.

  • Sheets and Coils
  • 3D and 2D appearance
  • Stocked in T-304 and T-316 grades.
  • Excellent corrosion resistance
  • Largest available inventory of mesh patterns.
  • 100% recyclable

We manufacture stainless expanded metal in 200, 300, and 400 series material along with nickel alloyed grades.

Materials

Niles is capable of working with a variety of different materials. Some of these materials include Stainless Steel, Aluminum, Carbon Steel, and more. Here are examples of the most popular materials we use.

Expanded metal products are offered in copper, which is a soft, malleable, and ductile material. It contains high thermal and electrical properties that may be used for architectural or building purposes. Copper develops a natural patina from oxidation but the material is 100% recyclable.

Cupro-Nickel is an alternative expanded metal that maintains excellent formability. As an alloy of copper, it contains nickel along with iron and manganese for increased strengthening. It is silver in color and also highly resistant to corrosion from seawater and other related environments.

Titanium is an expanded metal material with low density and the highest strength to weight ratio of any metallic element. It also has the highest corrosion resistance in seawater and chlorine. It may be alloyed with other elements to produce a strong, lightweight material. Titanium is nonmagnetic with low thermal and electrical properties.

Nickel is an expanded metal material with excellent formability and high ductility. It is considered corrosion resistant because it slowly oxidizes at room temperature. Additionally, it has magnetic characteristics and has good thermal and electrical properties.

Owned by United States Steel and trademarked as COR-TENⓇ, weathering steel removes the need for painting because of its natural yet unique oxidized look. Architectural projects benefit from this material due to its stable rust-like appearance when exposed to the weather. It is effectively resistant against corrosive effects of rain, snow, ice and fog.

Materials

Niles is capable of working with a variety of different materials. Some of these materials include Stainless Steel, Aluminum, Carbon Steel, and more. Here are examples of the most popular materials we use.

Expanded metal products are offered in copper, which is a soft, malleable, and ductile material. It contains high thermal and electrical properties that may be used for architectural or building purposes. Copper develops a natural patina from oxidation but the material is 100% recyclable.

Cupro-Nickel is an alternative expanded metal that maintains excellent formability. As an alloy of copper, it contains nickel along with iron and manganese for increased strengthening. It is silver in color and also highly resistant to corrosion from seawater and other related environments.

Titanium is an expanded metal material with low density and the highest strength to weight ratio of any metallic element. It also has the highest corrosion resistance in seawater and chlorine. It may be alloyed with other elements to produce a strong, lightweight material. Titanium is nonmagnetic with low thermal and electrical properties.

Nickel is an expanded metal material with excellent formability and high ductility. It is considered corrosion resistant because it slowly oxidizes at room temperature. Additionally, it has magnetic characteristics and has good thermal and electrical properties.

Owned by United States Steel and trademarked as COR-TENⓇ, weathering steel removes the need for painting because of its natural yet unique oxidized look. Architectural projects benefit from this material due to its stable rust-like appearance when exposed to the weather. It is effectively resistant against corrosive effects of rain, snow, ice and fog.

Expanded Metal

The versatility of the expanded metal material allows it to meet the demands of any application. Our materials are used in support, protection, conductivity, shielding, sound, light, heat, air and liquid applications. Architectural applications include ceiling panels, fencing, partitions, speaker grilles and store displays. Some decorative applications include interior and exterior design facades, screening, sunshades, building cladding and ceiling and wall lighting. The materials are designed and produced to meet both your wants and needs.

Our selection of expanded metal mesh efficiently meets security and safety expectations. Its anti-slip properties are ideal for pedestrian walkways, bridges, billboard platforms and stair treads. In security applications, our protective fencing, partition and cage products are easy to implement and—when put to the test—provide incredible durability and coverage. Our products work well under conditions related to heating, ventilation or air conditioning. We place our concern for our client’s safety and security first when developing expanded metal mesh.

We are also able to expand thinner metals into micro-mesh for applications in various electronics, acoustics, batteries, fuel cells, heating, filtration and much more. Our metals may be expanded in a plethora of ways to meet both your smallest and largest needs.

Expanded Metal

The expanded metal is very versatile and available in sheet or coil. Delivery in coil reduces waste and increases cost savings. For example, we are able to produce 10 feet of walkway using less than 26 inches of material with no leftover waste; no other method is as cost efficient as ours. It is uniformly slit and stretched to form a diamond pattern of openings on the sheet. The pattern will vary depending on the gauge, type of material and size that our clients need. It also features a one-piece construction that will not unravel under stress. Our expanded metal is the most practical and economic way to ensure strength of material and safety for all.

Custom sizes are available along with 2D and 3D micro-mesh designs to adhere to alternative applications. Patterns may be modified to increase or decrease the open area through our specialized manufacturing method. All expanded metal include solid or ribbon sections into the sheet to enhance the material’s visual appearance. All expanded metal products allow for passage of light, air, water, and sound. We make sure our metals work under any condition that you may be concerned about.

Expanded Metal

Our expanded metal meshes are available in base metals of aluminum, carbon steel, titanium, silver, copper, brass, nickel, mild steel and zinc as well as alloys of stainless steel. Protective layering is a critical factor to consider for corrosion resistance, hardening and protection of base materials. Niles Expanded Metals offers multiple options for protective layering including, but not limited to, anodization, e-coating, powder coating, and painted layers for metals and other composite structures.

Anodized metals provide decorative and corrosion resistant surfaces. The finish is effective in architectural applications such as roofs, walls, ceilings, floors and more. It is also safe for the environment, having little to no negative effects on land, in air or water.

An e-coat promotes adhesion with increased wear protection and corrosion resistance. The finish may be produced at any desired coating thickness. E-coats are easier to apply and provide an equal distribution of the coating to any surface.

Powder coating has a higher thickness level than most other protective layers. It is an economically safe and durable finish for any type of metal. This treatment is better than regular wet paint coatings due to its high resistance to wear. All finishes are available according to the type of metal protection or addition that our clients need.

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