The pattern of the mesh can either be staggered or they can be in a straight line with all rows and columns aligned. The proportion of open area determines the amount of space for the passage of air, water, and light and will vary according to the intended application of the expanded metal.
Expanded metal is used for
fencing areas such as back yards,
industrial facilities, and gardens.
It can also be used for air/fluid
filters, ventilation, machine and
window guards and partitioning.