Carl Stahl Stainless Steel X-TEND Tensile Mesh - the original and the best

Modern Tensile Mesh

Carl Stahl® leads the way in lightweight tensile architecture. Carl Stahl X-TEND® stainless steel cable mesh was invented in 1990 and is the original flexible stainless steel tensile mesh, its use opening up a whole new world of spatial possibilities using cables. Carl Stahl experience with mesh is unparalleled.

The intelligent combination of stainless steel cables and ferrules is the key to a range of shapes for engineered cable mesh constructions. The opposing curvature of the cables permits light, transparent structures possessing extremely high load capacity and long spans due to the low weight of the X-TEND® material.

Tensile architecture with X-TEND® is transparent and innovative. The mesh can be used in all kinds of applications including balustrades on bridges and staircases, flexible zoo enclosures, large barrier fences, and building façade trellis systems.

X-TEND® stainless steel tensile mesh offers various possibilities for use in architecture and interior design. Different diameters and flexible mesh sizes allow tailor made solutions, from safety structures, stairways, walkways and platforms through zoo enclosures and greeneries up to three-dimensional structures.

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From initial concept, sketch or drawing, we will suggest solutions. They will comply with individual wishes that meet the performance criteria within the architectural context and complying with regional regulations.

Initial tensions, strain and loading have to be determined precisely for both small and major construction projects. The structural designers calculate cable strength, mesh size, constructions and structures.

Special manufacturing systems are used to ensure the fast and precise conversion of the net plans. Stainless steel cables and ferrules are pressed to the predetermined dimension. The customer is supplied with the net as well as the securing and cable system.

X-TEND® can be assembled by craftsman shops or installed by Ronstan’s specialists. In both cases, precise planning, manufacturing and preparation are required. Ronstan and Carl Stahl® can provide information and instructions for self-assembly.

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