When it comes to expanded metal products, the only limit to their applications lies within the human imagination.
As a manufacturer with some 60 years of experience in the production of expanded metal products, safety & hand rails, floor gratings and stair treads, Asian Streck Metals is yet to encounter a limit to the fields of application for their products.
Expanded metal products and their related applications can vary from our very popular base industrial range of meshes – typically used as walkways, screenings, to small aperture meshes which are used as covers, in phone towers, or to protect solar geysers from hail – and everything in between.
Expanded metal is also increasing in popularity in architectural applications, where functionality like noise and light deflection is combined with interesting aesthetic effects.
There is good reason for the popularity of this range.
Expanded metal possesses some very attractive inherent qualities. It has an excellent weight-to-strength ratio, and has an advantage over welded products, the material does not have localised weak points because it is made from a single sheet of metal. It is furthermore cost-effective and the material, structural design, and material-to-air ratio can be tailor-made to the customer’s requirements.
We pride ourselves in producing world-class quality-products and in going the extra mile to help our clients find the perfect combination of material and design for their specific needs… whether it be mild-steel, copper, or stainless steel, varying patterns, large or small aperture.
Our decades of experience – coupled with a spirit of innovation has led to the development of various distinctive products. As an example, we are Central India’s leading producers of non-slip serrated walkway mesh.
However, customers should be discerning when choosing expanded metal products, as there are certain visually subtle defects such as sharp edges or small tears in the joints that could be indicators of compromised structural integrity.
On the other hand, there could be variations in product-industry-term, product thickness which might appear as material flaws when, in fact, it is inherent to the manufacturing process. When these variations fall within the specified product tolerances, it is perfectly normal. Customers should always choose products that adhere to ISO standards, and which are manufactured by a trusted supplier with an excellent industry track record.
Asian Streck Metals has been privileged to supply their products for various new and exciting projects recently. This includes some of the newly built factories where expanded metal range has been used for machinery safety guards and in the manufacture of industrial walkways; as well as for certain security applications.
With almost 60 years of experience in the manufacture of expanded metal products, Asian Streck Metals has been supplying a growing range of applications using this high quality and versatile material.
From screens, grates, scaffolding and truck bodies to walkways, tunnel linings and garden furniture, the uses are many and varied. Much of the attraction lies in the inherent structural integrity of expanded metal, as the strength is not compromised during the manufacturing process. Another great advantage is that light and air can easily pass through, creating opportunities for various innovative applications.
While the mesh is considerably lighter than the equivalent area of steel plate – as the original sheet can be expanded up to ten times – the network of rigid strands adds strength. It is either produced as raised mesh, or as a flattened mesh. Normally, manufactured from high quality local mild steel, both the mesh types can also be manufactured from any other ductile metal.
These are available in a range of thicknesses and mesh sizes. ‘Mini meshes’ have openings as small as 1.4 mm by 2 mm and a thickness of 0.4 mm, while larger meshes have openings up to 115 mm by 300 mm openings and a thickness of 6 mm. While expanded metal< is normally supplied unpainted, it can be finished with painting, stove enamelling, plating or galvanising.
The application of expanded metal is really limited only by the imagination of the designer or engineer, and the material is widely used in sectors as diverse as mining, construction and food. Expanded metal has even been used in the building of grain silos, and for decorative purposes. Among the range of building products and architectural expanded metal products already widely used in the marketplace.
This product provides a true straight-edge for forming an arris – or sharp edge – in plaster-work, which resists chipping or cracking. The ASM Expanded Mesh is an effective plaster base for walls and ceilings and permanent shuttering for concrete, while the it delivers a straight-edge and finish for plaster at all openings and abutments.
Also in the range is ASM Plaster Mesh, used to provide a key for plaster and as a reinforcement to minimise cracking, as well as ASM Strip Mesh, for plaster reinforcing along lines of potential weakness – such as at the corners of doors and window frames. ASM Brickforce Mesh is for reinforcing in brickwork to strengthen walls, and ASM Hail Guard Mesh prevent gutters from filling up with hail, dirt and leaves.
Features and Benefits
The Expanded Metal is formed from a single piece of metal sheet without wastage.
Expanded Metal products are produced from solid sheets of Aluminium, MS, SS, Copper, Brass, Titanium & Polycarbonate. In this process the sheet is simultaneously slit and stretched, expanding the slits into diamond & other shaped holes of uniform size, shape, regularity & giving perfect geometrical shape. No Wastage is produced in this process. This provides cost savings, especially compared to other metal processing methods. There is nothing to work loose, no fretting strands or strained joins or welds which makes expanded metals ideal for forming and beneficial to further processing such as pressing and shearing. The strength of mesh makes it valuable for use in multiple components.
Higher strength-to-weight ratio than sheet metal
Higher strength-to-weight ratio is the major advantage of the expanded metals providing stronger per kilogram and lighter per metre than the original sheet.
Practical and effective Screening
Taking a sample of mesh and looking through at various angles best illustrates the visual properties of expanded metal meshes. Wide strand meshes are used in architectural solar screens on the exterior of buildings and throughout interiors for decorative grilles.
The uncut knuckles of the expanded mesh withstand stress better than welds or joints and also give sound grip underfoot, particularly when used in staircase, ramps and walkways. Some patterns have a type of mesh with special qualities that not only make the surface non-skid, but also give the expanded metal water and wind repellent qualities.
Can be Deep Drawn
Expanded Metals can easily be bent, cut, folded, rolled & deep drawn as per the required works as shown in the pictures below. They allow more air through them unlike metals sheets. With varieties of expanding metals, they look more attractive.
Expanded metal can be weldable using MIG, ARC, GAS etc.
Expanded metals can be cut in either in shearing or plasma cutting for various shapes and sizes for different applications.
Expanded metals also had unique feature is that rollable for easy to transport and also use in the roll form for some architectural design applications.
Expanded metals can fold in any form, any size, for various applications in architectural designs.
Environmentally sustainable against high wind speed
These are cost effective, Environmentally sustainable with a high wind load capacity.