10mm x 8mm Raised Aluminium Expanded Mesh Sheet
10 x 8mm expanded mesh sheet is an extremely strong and robust aluminium sheet weighing only 1.7kg per m2.
Our aluminium expanded metal mesh is made using a process called expansion. In this process, a flat sheet of aluminium is slit and stretched to create a diamond-shaped pattern of openings in the metal. The sheet is first fed through a series of slitting machines, which cut parallel lines in the metal to form a row of connected strips. The strips are then fed through a machine called an expander, which stretches and separates the metal to create the diamond-shaped openings.
The size of the openings in the expanded metal mesh is determined by the width of the cuts made by the slitting machines and the amount of stretching done by the expander. In the case of 10 x 7mm aluminium expanded metal mesh, the openings are approximately 10mm in the long way and 7mm the short.
The expanded metal mesh is then flattened and trimmed to size using shearing machines. The resulting product is a lightweight, durable and versatile material that can be used for a variety of applications, including architectural facades, security screens, and filtration systems.
It is definitely the ideal choice for any project requiring strength, durability and elegance at the same time.
Specification Of This Mesh:
- Metal – Aluminium
- Pitch – 10mm long way x 8mm short way
- Thickness – 2mm thick
- Weight – 1.7 kg/m2
- Visual Open Area % – 42%
- Air Flow Open Area – 47%
Why Choose The Mesh Company?
Our group have been in the mesh industry for over 150 years. We are one of the UK’s most trusted metallic mesh suppliers because:
- Quality products: We offer high-quality products that are designed to meet the needs of a wide range of customers.
- Wide range of products: We are known for offering a wide range of products, including mesh, fencing, netting, and other related products.
- Experienced staff: Our staff are knowledgeable, experienced, and can provide expert advice and assistance to customers. This can be especially helpful for customers who are unsure about which product to choose or who have specific requirements. We also regular write blogs and help guides to help explain what our materials can be used for.
- Competitive prices: We are sure that our prices are always the lowest around. This makes us an attractive option for customers who are looking for a cost-effective solution.
- Customer service: The Mesh Company place a high priority on service and offer excellent support and assistance to our customers. This can help to ensure that you will have a positive experience when working with The Mesh Company.
We also offer a massive range of perforated metal sheet options from immediate stock. In order to perforated mesh, flat sheet metal is punched with round or square holes. Perforated sheets are commonly often used in applications where the passing of air is required. Because the holes are punched, it is possible to have a far stronger finished metal product than it would be for the equivalent thickness in woven or welded mesh. It is an extremely popular alternative to expanded metal mesh.
FAQs For This Product
How Do I Cut Expanded Metal Mesh?
Cutting aluminium expanded metal mesh can be done using several methods. Here are a few options to consider:
- Tin snips: Tin snips are a common tool used for cutting expanded metal mesh. They work well for smaller pieces or for cutting curves or shapes. To use tin snips, simply clamp the metal mesh in a vice and use the snips to cut along the desired line. We would not use this method for cutting 2mm thick mesh.
- Angle grinder: An angle grinder with a metal cutting disc can also be used to cut aluminium expanded metal mesh. This method is best for larger pieces or straight cuts. Clamp the mesh in a vice and use the angle grinder to cut along the desired line.
- Jigsaw: A jigsaw with a metal cutting blade can also be used to cut aluminium expanded metal mesh. This method is best for curved or irregular cuts. Clamp the mesh in a vice and use the jigsaw to cut along the desired line.
- Plasma cutter: For larger or more intricate cuts, a plasma cutter can be used. This method allows for precise and clean cuts, but requires specialized equipment and training.
Can I Bend It?
If you are planning to bend 2mm thick expanded metal mesh, it’s important to use the proper tools and techniques to avoid damaging the metal. Here are some tips to consider:
- Use a bending machine: A bending machine is the most efficient and precise way to bend expanded metal mesh. It allows you to create accurate and consistent bends without damaging the metal.
- Use a metal brake: If you don’t have access to a bending machine, you can also use a metal brake to bend the expanded metal mesh. A metal brake is a tool that clamps the metal in place and allows you to bend it to the desired angle.
- Use a vice and pliers: For smaller bends or more irregular shapes, you can use a vice and pliers to bend the expanded metal mesh. Clamp the metal in the vice and use the pliers to carefully bend it to the desired angle.
- Use a hammer and block of wood: If you need to create a sharp bend in the metal, you can use a hammer and a block of wood to shape it. Place the metal on the block of wood and use the hammer to bend it to the desired angle.
What Can This Expanded Mesh Be Used For?
The Mesh Company advise that 10 x 7mm aluminium expanded mesh is a versatile and durable material that can be used for a variety of applications. Here are some examples:
- Architectural facades: Aluminium expanded mesh can be used as an architectural façade material to create unique and visually interesting building exteriors. The mesh can be used as sun shading or decorative elements, providing an attractive and functional solution.
- Safety barriers: The strength and durability of aluminium expanded mesh make it a great material for safety barriers. It can be used as fencing, handrails, or security screens in a variety of settings, including industrial, commercial, and residential.
- Filtration: The diamond-shaped openings in the expanded mesh make it an excellent material for filtration systems. It can be used as a screen or filter in HVAC systems, water treatment plants, and other industrial applications.
- Decorative accents: Aluminium expanded mesh can also be used as a decorative accent in interior design. It can be used to create unique lighting fixtures, room dividers, or wall coverings.
- Automotive industry: Expanded mesh is widely used in the automotive industry due to its light weight and durability. It can be used as grilles, bumpers, and other exterior trim components.
Check out our blog ‘everything that you need to know about expanded metal mesh’ for more information on this large range of materials.
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