Expanding process

Expansion process: how it happens

Expanded mesh is the result of cutting and cold-pressing the raw materials (rolls or sheets). All the expanding machines we use have been designed and built in-house. We constantly optimise these to ensure the excellent design and quality of our semi-finished products, plus great flexibility when producing mesh to order.

How expanded mesh is made

The shape of the blades used to cut the sheet metal determines the shape and size of the expanded mesh. The semi-finished product has a continuous, robust structure thanks to the absence of seams.

Ironing sheet stretch

Zero scrap

Our expansion process produces no waste. This makes for efficient use of the raw materials and excellent output levels, hence our attractive prices.

A vast range, up to 400 mm

Fils' experience in manufacturing expanded mesh has led to a professional range of meshes that can easily be personalised in terms of shape, size and the thickness of the material. In the ULTRA LIMITES architectural line, the DL (long way pitch) is always longer (even 400 mm) to produce great visual effects. Mesh can also be made to order.

Stretch metal

Expandable materials

Many materials can be deep pressing: carbon steel, galvanised carbon steel, stainless steel, aluminium, copper, brass, titanium, other metal alloys and non-metallic materials.

Expandable materials

Formats available

Expanded mesh comes as rolls and sheets, of standard commercial thickness and dimensions. Use the PRODUCTS menu to get full details of each item. Expanded mesh can be cut to measure, rolled or flattened to its original thickness.