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U-channel Offers Easy Handling of Expanded Metal

U-channel is an u-shaped strip that is attached to the sharp edge of the expanded metal mesh sheet by welding or pressing, which offers safer handling and an aesthetic appearance for diverse applications. As expanded metal sheet is sheared to specific length, it creates a very sharp edge, while u-channel edging can seal the edge, thus providing cost effective protection to the expanded metal panel. It is a finished product specially designed for expanded metal mesh and offers several alternatives to conventional methods of framing.

Four U-channels with different sizes, all are made from carbon steel.
U-channels are made to seal the sharp edge of sheared expanded metal sheet, and they have various materials and sizes to fit your need.
There is one piece of flattened expanded metal with an U-channel attached.
U-channel edging is primarily used with flattened expanded metal, but also be used with raised expanded metal, it is a simple way for making a frame for any application.


  • Cost saving through quick and easy fabrication.
  • It offers easy handling of the finished sheet.
  • Wide range of sizes available.
  • Guaranteed quality and competitive price.
One edge trim drawing with three dimensions shown.
The drawing above shows you how the length, width and inside opening are measured.


  • Material: carbon steel, aluminum, stainless steel.
  • Surface treatment: galvanized finish.
  • Metal gauge: 16 Gauge, 18 Gauge.
  • Inside opening: 1/16", 3/8", 1/8", 1/4", or other sizes that accommodate various sheet thickness.
  • Width: 3/8", 1/2", 1".
  • Length: 10', 12', 16'.

Note: all the dimensions are just as references, contact us for more specific specification.

U-channel (Edge trim) is widely used for protecting the edge of expanded metal in applications such as shelving, furniture, enclosures, balustrades, architectural metalwork, etc.

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