Metalex is one of the industry’s leading manufacturers of expanded metal products. Metalex offers the highest quality of products made from expanded metal as well as the widest available variety across industries. Our full expanded metal line bears the stamp of five decades of experience, a line of products that has continued to grow ever since.

Expanded metal is a material well known for its versatility, available in a wide variety of non-ferrous and ferrous metals in a diversity of mesh sizes. Metalex has the capability of manufacturing expanded metal in standard designs as well as an infinite variety of patterns. Expanded metal can be manufactured to your exact specifications, no matter how complex.

When selecting expanded metal, it is important to keep certain factors in mind. Increased pattern size, for example, alters the open area while making the product more cost effective. Varied strand widths, on the other hand, change both the weight and appearance. Here are some details about the unique qualities of expanded metal.


Expanded metal can be designed to accommodate:

  • 90 to 180 degree bends
  • Lock seaming
  • Draw forming
  • Spiral winding


Expanded metal can accept either powder or liquid paint

Corrosion Resistance

Expanded metal is made from a number of base metals to inhibit corrosion:

  • Stainless Steel
  • Aluminum
  • Galvanized Tinplated
  • Anodizing quality aluminum


Expanded metal can be welded into an assembly as either flattened or standard, but flattened is easier to handle.

Thermal Conductivity

Expanded metal acts as an efficient heat sink because, unlike woven products, it is made from one piece of raw material.

Load Bearing

Expanded metal can be designed to specific deflection properties.

Special Alloys

Expanded metal can be made from:

  • 310 and 316 stainless steel for heat properties
  • Cu/Ni for chemical properties
  • Ni for conductive properties

The experts at Metalex, among the industry’s most experienced and highly qualified, are capable of using this highly versatile material for all your expanded metal needs, and fully partner with you to offer design solutions and practical recommendations for every scenario you may come across.