If you’ve long owned a grill or certain types of metal cages, chances are you’re familiar with wire mesh. Wire mesh, which is available in both steel and other formats, includes parallel rows and basic intersecting columns – these are similar to perforated or expanded metal sheet, but are not the same thing in reality.
At Wasatch Steel, we offer a wide range of steel bar, tube, pipe and a variety of other steel options for you to buy. Today’s blog will go over everything you need to know about wire mesh – how it’s made, the common types used, and the applications this metal format is often used for.
As we noted above, wire mesh is any metal screen type that has parallel rows and columns. It can be made in an almost unlimited array of shapes and styles, plus can be utilized on virtually any metal material or alloy you can think of.
Generally speaking, the wire used for this mesh process is made by progressively drawing down a metal through a series of round dies until it reaches the proper diameter. There are two joining formats that may be used for wire mesh: Welding or weaving, which we’ll discuss in our next section.
These two joining formats serve as the two primary designations for wire mesh types, which have the following properties:
There are several areas where wire mesh is used in the field:
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