Light and small meshes are used in applications such as air filtration, ceiling panels, and machine guards.

Expanded metal is simply an incredible product; its patterns, sizes, and applications are virtually limitless. It serves the needs of countless industries while reducing costs significantly and offering the advantages of strength, flexibility, and weight reduction.

Light and small meshes are a highly versatile and reliable type of expanded metal. Small mesh is typically between 3/16” and ½”, -. Like all expanded metal, it is available in a range of materials. These include: cold rolled steel, galvanized steel, stainless steel, aluminum, and copper.

Technical Info

Light and Small Mesh
.355" x .600"
Light and Small Mesh
.500" x 1.200"

Carbon

Number Style LBS./CSF Design
SWD
Size
LWD
Overall
Thickness
Open
Area
BF24-034 3/16" - #24 (.034) - Flat 36 0.190 0.500 ** 66%
BF24-050 3/16" - #24 (.050) - Flat 50 0.200 0.500 ** 57%
BF22 3/16" - #22 (.050) - Flat 63 0.200 0.500 ** 53%
CS20 1/4" - #20 - Standard 86 0.250 1.000 0.135 45%
CF20 1/4" - #20 - Flat 82 0.250 1.050 0.030 35%
CS18 1/4" - #18 - Standard 114 0.250 1.000 0.147 43%
CF18 1/4" - #18 - Flat 108 0.250 1.050 0.040 35%
CF16 1/4" - #16 - Flat 14 0.250 0.516 0.050 50%
FS20 1/2" - #20 - Standard 43 0.500 1.200 0.140 80%
FF20 1/2" - #20 - Flat 40 0.500 1.250 0.029 65%
FS18 1/2" - #18 - Standard 70 0.500 1.200 0.172 72%
FF18 1/2" - #18 - Flat 66 0.500 1.250 0.039 60%
HF18 5/8" - #18 - Flat 36 0.625 1.125 0.042 71%

Stainless Steel T-304 AND T-316

Number Style LBS./CSF Design
SWD
Size
LWD
Overall
Thickness
Open
Area
CSS5 1/4" - #18 - Standard 146 0.250 1.000 0.150 30%
CFS5 1/4" - #18 - Flat 143 0.250 1.200 0.047 28%
FSS5 1/2" - #18 - Standard 73 0.500 1.200 0.164 70%
FFS5 1/2" - #18 - Flat 69 0.500 1.260 0.040 60%

Aluminum 3003-H14

Number Style LBS./CSF Design
SWD
Size
LWD
Overall
Thickness
Open
Area
ASA020 1/10" - .020 - Standard 21 0.095 0.187 ** **
BFA032 3/16" - .032-.034 - Flat 16 0.190 0.500 ** **
CFA032 1/4" - .032 - Flat 11 0.250 0.516 ** **
CFA040 1/4" - .040 - Flat 20 0.250 0.516 ** **

Galvanized

Number Style LBS./CSF Design
SWD
Size
LWD
Overall
Thickness
Open
Area
CFH3 1/4" - #22 - Flat 31 0.250 0.516 0.025 68%
CFH4 1/4" - #20 - Flat 41 0.250 0.516 0.030 60%
DFH4L 5/16" - #20 - Flat 31 0.320 0.600 0.028 72%
DFH3 3/8" - #22 - Flat 33 0.375 0.805 0.024 68%
GFH4 5/8" - #20 - Flat 25 0.625 1.500 0.030 81%

Tinplate

Number Style LBS./CSF Design
SWD
Size
LWD
Overall
Thickness
Open
Area
AFT011 1/10" - #30 - Flat 15 0.095 0.187 0.011 66%
CFT011L 1/4" - #30 Light - Flat 11 0.250 0.516 0.011 68%
CTF011H 1/4" - #30 Heavy - Flat 31 0.260 0.500 0.011 56%
DFT011 5/16" - #30 - Flat 15 0.375 0.805 0.011 68

Copper

Number Style LBS./CSF Design
SWD
Size
LWD
Overall
Thickness
Open
Area
CSC020 1/4" - .020 - Standard 24 0.250 0.400 ** **
FFC016 1/4" - .016 - Flat 6 0.500 1.200 0.012 88

Titanium

Number Style LBS./CSF Design
SWD
Size
LWD
Overall
Thickness
Open
Area
CFT1024 1/4" - .024 - Flat 17 0.250 0.516 ** **

Light and Small Mesh Applications

Like all expanded metal products, light and small meshes are used in a wide variety of applications. Some of their many uses include air filtration, ceiling panels, and machine guards, for which their strength and size prove to be ideal.

Should you wish to find out if our light and small mesh products are right for your needs, contact us anytime. The Metalex team will guide you to the right product for your application.