• Classification of Wire Mesh
  • Terms of Specification
  • Weaving Styles
  • Wire Cloth Terminology
  • Where is it Used?
  • Woven Metal Materials
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  • Classification of Wire Mesh
  • We have many ways of classification for wire mesh, for example, by weaving styles, materials, applications.

    According to metal materials, it can be classified into:
    Stainless Steel Wire Mesh
    Galvanized Wire Mesh
    Plain Steel Wire Mesh
    Aluminum Mesh
    Copper Mesh
    Phosphor Bronze Wire Cloth
    Silver Mesh
    Monel Wire Mesh
    Polyester Mesh
    Fiberglass Mesh
    Plastic Netting

    According to processing differences, we have:
    Woven wire mesh
    Welded mesh
    Perforated metal
    Expanded metal
    Chain link

    According to the mesh opening, we supply:
    Square mesh
    Space mesh
    Rectangular mesh
    Round opening sheet mesh
    Diamond mesh
    Hexagonal opening
    Various decorative openings

    Wire mesh can have a large number of different names from its wide application:
    Filter wire cloth
    Concrete wire mesh
    Reinforcement mesh
    Debris netting
    Construction mesh
    Chicken netting
    Geogrid mesh
    Decorative wire mesh
    Security fencing
    Garden fences
    Sifting screen and much more.
  • Terms of Specification
  • How to determine the specification of Wire Mesh?
    By several basic concepts: Mesh, Aperture size (w), Wire diameter (d), Pitch (t), Mesh thickness

    Learn about Warp and Weft Wire
    In wire cloth weaving, wires running lengthwise are known as warp wires, while those running crosswise are weft wires. The high grade steel wires used can meet the most demanding requirement in terms of material thickness, diameter tolerances, yield strength and wire surface.

    Wire cloth with square openings is specified by aperture size and wire diameter. The aperture size (w) describes the distance between to neighboring warp or weft wires, measured in the centre of the aperture. The wire diameter (d) given in the specification always refers to the measurement taken before weaving. The weaving process may have a slight effect on the wire diameter.  Pitch (t) consists of the sum of the aperture size and the wire diameter: t = w + d.

    Mesh count is calculated upon the number of apertures per English inch (25.4 mm).

    Wire cloth with square or right angled apertures should be described using actual aperture size (w) and wire diameter (d).

    The open area describes the sum of all apertures as a percentage of the entire surface area.

    Mesh thickness is a controlling factor in screen printing. It is based on the wire diameter and the weaving process.  Thickness measurement is carried out prior to tensioning using a sensor, measured pressure 1/8N, on a rigid, flat substrate.  The quoted tolerances correspond to a maximum value across the entire SD mesh output. Within a single roll, fluctuations are significantly less.