X-TEND®

Stainless Steel Cable Mesh

Many years ago now, CARL STAHL ARCHITECTURE came up with an innovative construction element that combines protection with aesthetic design: X-TEND. The potential applications for stainless steel mesh are exceptionally varied both indoors and outdoors. Amongst other things, it is used as balustrade in-fill, horizontal or vertical fall protection, dividers, façade cladding, green wall systems or simply very flexible design elements. Architecturally ambitious zoolutions such as lightweight, free-flight aviaries or big-cat enclosures with three-dimensional, curvilinear geometries are also built using X-TEND stainless steel netting. They are just one of the many specialities of CARL STAHL ARCHITECTURE’s experienced planners and wire rope specialists.

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three-dimensional X-TEND stainless steel cable mesh

Three-dimensionality

The intelligent combination of stainless steel cables and ferrulesis the key to a wide range of geometries for engineered cable mesh constructions.

Flexible X-TEND stainless steel cable mesh

Flexibility

The opposing curvature of the cables permits light, transparent structures possessing extermely high load capacity and long spans in relation to the low weight of the X-TEND material.

Safety X-TEND stainless steel cable mesh

Safety

X-TEND undergoes regular internal and external testing. Continuous factory production controls in accordance with a prescribed test plan are backed up by regular inspections by independent testing institutes to determine compliance with the European Technical Approval.

X-TEND Overview

X-TEND is manufactured from robust, high-grade DIN 1.4401/AISI 316 stainless steel cables. The cables are swaged with tinned copper (type CX) or stainless steel (types CXE and CXS) clamps in a special process to form a mesh structure that is both stressable and flexible and suited for either two- or three-dimensional applications. X-TEND keeps its shape indefinitely and stands for long lasting use.

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X-TEND in the process of manufacturing
X-TEND optimal aufgespannt
X-TEND optimally tensioned
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Rope diameter
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X-TEND Product diversity

Our X-TEND2 balustrade system is created using X-TEND mesh with 1.5 or 2 mm stainless steel cables and different mesh widths. X-TEND mesh diamonds from 40 to 80 mm are the most popular choice. The stainless steel frames have a diameter of 21.3 x 2 mm and are available as rectangular frames, or as diagonal frames for staircases generally with a gradient between 25 and 35 degrees. Frames with special geometries can be supplied on request.

CAD Data X-TEND2 fastening set

X-TEND CXS stainless steel cable mesh consisting of cable ø 1.5 mm and friction-pressed crimps in mesh widths of 40, 50 and 60 mm is held inside of rebated frames. The rebated stainless steel sections are available in versions with a tube diameter of 27 mm or a 30/20 mm rectangular section. The special connecting mechanism in the frame corners is almost invisible. The system X-TEND3 offers individual frames of up to 1,600 mm length and 1,100 mm height. Inclined balustrade frames are...

X-TEND CXE with coloured stainless steel cables  coloured with an emission-free polymer layer
cable diameter ø 1,5/2/3 mm, black also in ø 1,0 mm
The ferrules can be ordered with inox-finish or blackened.

Available colours, RAL-colours upon request:

  • Red
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Gold
  • White
  • Black

X-TEND Add-Ons support endless imagination. Whether purely decorative or for presenting information, X-TEND acts as a carrier structure for sequins, stripes, letters, mirrors, LED dots and much more besides. Be inspired… X-TEND Add-Ons, which can be defined and developed according to the project in question, provide even more design options. Decoration and signage elements of all kinds are suitable for combining with X-TEND in order to achieve the maximum visual impact on the mesh...

For many balustrade infills, the system is always the same, which can be easily and quickly installed and adjusted. The X-TEND CXS kits are available in lengths of 5, 10 and 25m and can be ordered in height 72cm or 96cm with all accessories as a ready-made package.

Installation Instruction X-TEND CXS
Installation Instruction X-TEND CXE
Installation Video X-TEND CXE rectangular mesh
Video of the horizontal adjustment of a X-TEND CXE mesh panel
Video of the vertical adjustment of a mesh panel with X-TEND eyelets
Installation Video of a X-TEND CXS mesh panel (Adjustment and installation)
Installation video of a pre-confectioned diagonal mesh panel with X-TEND eyelets
Video of the adjustment o of a pre-confectioned diagonal mesh panel with X-TEND eyelets
ISO-certification quality management ISO 9001:2015
Flammability rating of the products
Resistance class RC3
General Construction Approval (valid in Germany)
European Technical Approval
Mesh width 25 at border tube
Mesh width 25 at border cable
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Mesh width 30 at border cable
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Mesh width 40 at border cable
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Mesh width 50 at border cable
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Mesh width 60 at border cable
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Mesh width 70 at border cable
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Mesh width 80 at border cable
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Mesh width 100 at border cable
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Mesh width 120 at border cable
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Mesh width 160 at border cable
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Mesh width 180 at border cable
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Mesh width 200 at border cable
Mesh width 25 at border tube
Mesh width 25 at border cable
Mesh width 30 at border tube
Mesh width 30 at border cable
Mesh width 40 at border tube
Mesh width 40 at border cable
Mesh width 50 at border tube
Mesh width 50 at border cable
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Mesh width 60 at border cable
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Mesh width 80 at border cable
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Mesh width 100 at border cable
Mesh width 120 at border tube
Mesh width 120 at border cable
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Mesh width 160 at border cable
Stainless steel in contact with other metallic materials
Cleaning of stainless steel
Certification of material recycling of the material stainless steel
Information about stainless steel by Carl Stahl Architecture

More about possible applications:

Geländerfüllung X-TEND Edelstahl-Seilnetz
Railings

Safety and lightness

Sicherungen Carl Stahl Architektur
Safety

Protecting Architecture

Façade

The face of a building

Greenery

Green ideas grow and prosper

Zoo enclosures

Esthetic and animal friendly enclosures

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