The solid intersection of two strands.
Nominal dimension, Short Way of Diamond
Nominal dimension, Long Way of Diamond
Actual dimension SWD and LWD. Measured form a point to a corresponding point on the adjacent diamond.
Short Way of Opening
Long Way of Opening
The sides of the expanded metal design.
Thickness of the base metal.
Amount of material fed under dies to produce one strand.
Open area of metal after expanding
Condition of edge of an expanded metal sheet. Usually refers to "open" (random) or "closed" (bonded) diamond edges produced from shearing.
(abbreviated F) Expanded metal that has been cold-rolled after expansion to provide a smooth, flat and level sheet. The flattening process reduces the original thickness of the base metal.
Expanded metal that is produced from heavier plate, usually low-carbon steel, with larger diamonds. It is typically used for walkways and platforms.
Stock size pieces as manufactured (without being sheared to size).
A term used to describe special expanded metal products.
Cutting expanded metal to produce various sizes and shapes.
(abbreviated S) (Same as "Regular" or "Raised") Expanded metal as it comes from the press. The strands and bonds are set at a uniform angle to the plane of the sheet. This gives added strength and rigidity, as well as skid-resistant surface.
STYLE DESIGNATION FORMAT
A combination of numbers, letters and abbreviations in a standard format permitting proper specification of dimension, thickness, style and weight of most commonly used expanded metal products (e.g. 3/4 #9, or 4.0 lb.)