have you found a source for this if not please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
I'm looking produce this in the USA, but having problems finding a company that can do this, hoping this forum will give me some ideas and or actual quotes.
I've been testing my product using a material found at hardware stores called "diamond lathe". It is used primarily for stucco applications on houses. It is nailed onto the walls of a house then covered with stucco. The thickness is roughly 1/16 inch and the expanded metal diamonds are 1/4 inch openings (see specs below). The product needs to be galvanized or stainless steel. It will be in a damp and/or wet location. Out of this material i would like five shapes:
1. Rectangle with rounded corners measuring 27.5" x 20.5" with the first
year production rate of 6,000 units
2. Rectangle with rounded corners measuring 22.5" x 17.5" with the first
year production rate of 8,200 units
3. Circle with diameter of 14.5" with first year production rate of 8,000
4. Circle with diameter of 9.5" with first year production rate of 10,000
5. Square 4.5" with first year production rate of 64,400 units
The finished product needs to be painted red.
Style ¼” x #16
Design size (inches) SWD 0.25 LWD 1.0
Opening size (inches) SWO 0.125 LWO 0.718
Approx. stand size (inches) thickness 0.036 width 0.072
Overall thickness (inches) 0.135
Approx # of diamonds/ft SWD 48 LWD 12
Opening area 45%
I too would be interested to know if you've found a source.
Last edited by dazarooney; 04-11-2013 at 08:34 AM.
Sorry, I see this post is a littel old, I Just stumbled across the site, thought I might find the company I work for some more work. I do stuff like this with expanded aluminum all the time, well the squares anyway. I'd have to look into some suppliers and see what I can find in stainless or galvanized. If you guys are still looking for something let me know, and I will definately look into it.
Yes i am still looking for a USA source. I"ll be using the Chinese if i can't find someone soon. thanks.
Check your PM's, I think we might be able to make this work for you.