Expanded Metal or Perforated Metal? How to choose?

22 Nov.,2022


Slotted Metal Plate

Available Materials

All can be made of aluminum, stainless steel, plain steel, galvanized steel, copper, brass, etc.

Manufacturing Method

Cutting and stretching, or flattening for 2D plates

Stamping or laser cutting


Few or none

Scrap will be generated, and more waste will be generated as the hole size increases



Middle or high

Hole Shape

Diamond-shaped hole, hexagonal hole, near-elliptical hole

Round hole, square hole, slotted hole, hexagonal hole, etc. Almost any hole shape can be made by designing the mold

Structural Strength and Stability



Design Flexibility

Create 2D or 3D patterns by changing the style, size and arrangement of the holes

Create 2D patterns by changing the style, size and arrangement of the holes, and also allow for more complex pattern designs such as text and images


Durability is guaranteed by the use of corrosion-resistant materials, and this can be enhanced by surface treatment


All environmentally friendly and recyclable materials

Architectural Use

Building facades, fences, sunshades, room dividers, ceilings, infill panels, etc. More suitable for stair treads, walkways and floor grilles where load-bearing capacity is required

Building surface cladding, interior and exterior walls, sunshades, fences, ceilings, room dividers, screens, louvers, acoustic panels, stair treads, vents, etc.

Other Applications

Filtration, sieving, food processing, speaker grilles, storage cabinets, automotive components, furniture, shields, structural components, etc