Ideal for screens, signage, and more, IMS offers a wide selection of in-stock expanded sheet metal options. IMS offers competitive volume pricing, same day will call pickup, or local next day delivery for your expanded sheet metal.

Expanded Sheet Profiles

  • Standard Expanded Sheet
    • A finished product as it comes off the press after being die cut and expanded. Often referred to as raised expanded sheet.
  • Flattened Expanded Sheet
    • A standard expanded sheet that is then cold rolled, leaving a flat, smooth surface. Flattened expanded sheet is about 5% lighter than standard expanded sheet.
  • Expanded Metal Grating
    • A heavy duty expanded sheet manufactured from carbon steel sheet or plate. Expanded metal grating has no joints or welds, as each sheet is a single piece of sturdy steel. Ideal for catwalk and platform applications.

Find the Right Expanded Sheet Metal for Your Project


Features & Benefits of Expanded Sheet

  • Versatile
  • Durable
  • One-piece construction
  • Excellent strength-to-weight ratio
  • Easy cutting and shearing
  • Ventilation properties
  • Economical
  • Attractive
  • Easy handling
  • Low wind resistance
  • Screen and guarding properties
Expanded sheet metal is a versatile and economical product. As the name suggests, expanded sheet is made from a single sheet of metal that has been uniformly slit and then stretched (expanded) to form diamond-shaped openings in the meet.
 
Expanded metal sheet offers one-piece construction that won’t unravel and, under normal circumstances, and will hold its shape for many years. The strands and bonds of the diamond-shaped trusses add strength and rigidity. Expanded sheet metal is available in standard (raised) or flattened diamond patterns, in a variety of gauges, opening sizes, and sheet sizes.

Expanded Sheet Metal Materials

Differences Between Expanded Aluminum and Steel Sheet Metal

Aluminum Expanded Sheet Metal

  • Lightweight, corrosion-resistant
  • Economical
  • Ideal for ornamental projects
  • Common applications include decorative designs and architectural elements or industrial uses like fluid filters or vent system components

Steel Expanded Sheet Metal

  • Weldable with good tensile strength
  • Eco-friendly
  • Ideal for scaffolding, construction enclosures, interior drywall security
  • Low wind resistance
  • Screen and guarding properties

Find High-Quality Expanded Sheet Metal Today at IMS

If you need help finding the best expanded sheet metal for your project, please contact us or stop by one of our southern California or Arizona locations