Expanded Metal Press


Our presses are used in the production of many applications such as filters, brake resistors, architectural creations and household items like ironing boards and range hoods.

To produce expanded metal, incisions are made in a steel sheet and stretched in the same stroke. When deforming heavy metal sheets at a high pace, it’s all about the combination of strength and speed. Our expanded metal presses have a capacity of between 300 kN and 5,000 kN and achieve speeds of 400 to 1,200 SPM. The feeding accuracy of Soenen expanded metal presses is 0.02 mm, comparable to our perforating presses.

Expanded metal press
  • Sheet width: up to 3,000 mm
  • Thickness: 0.3 - 8mm
  • Speed: 400 – 1,200 SPM
  • Feeding accuracy: up to 0.02 mm
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Two magnificent examples of the flexibility provided by expanded metal are the cloud-like BMW Headquarters in Munich, Germany and the ArcelorMittal Orbit Tower in London. The expanded metal used in the latter project was supplied by one of Soenen’s clients, the French company Métal Déployé. Other clients that use our expanding lines: Dramex, Expanded Metal Corporation, Kansai Iron works and Niles.