Manufacturing Process: Expanded Metal vs Perforated Metal___________
As mentioned earlier, one of the key differences between these metals is the manufacturing process that is used to manufacture them. A metal sheet is made by creating several slits on it so that the expanded metal can be formed.
Expanded metals can also play an important role in the construction industry as a type of filter. The metal sheet has openings on it that allow for fluid air to pass through and small objects to pass through while preventing large objects from passing through.
There are a wide variety of applications for perforated metals. Among the applications for perforated metal in architecture are the production of sunshades, wall cladding, fencing screens, and the manufacture of infill panels.
Advantages: Expanded Metal vs Perforated Metals__________
The benefits of expanded metals versus perforated metals are as follows:High and unique aestheticsOffers a high level of aesthetic valueStrong, durable, and extremely versatileCost-effective DurableLightweightFlexibleDesirable acoustic properties