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.

Product Catalogue


More about possible applications:


Safety and lightness


Protecting Architecture


The face of a building


Green ideas grow and prosper

Zoo enclosures

Esthetic and animal friendly enclosures

three-dimensional X-TEND stainless steel cable mesh


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


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


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.

X-TEND manufacturing
X-TEND in the process of manufacturing
X-TEND optimal aufgespannt
X-TEND optimally tensioned
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Mesh width
Rope diameter
Rope diameter

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 stainless steel cable mesh consisting of cable ø 1.5 mm or 2,0mm and in mesh widths of 40, 50 and 60 mm is held inside of rebated frames. There are different versions of slotted stainless steel frame profiles. The custom-made frames mounted with X-TEND mesh are available with rectangular or polygonal geometry (diagonal staircase frames, transition frames). In case of long frame lengths, intermediate rods are feasible.

X-TEND 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.