What is Mesh Wire?

Coiled Mesh Wire

Mesh wire simply refers to the material used to create Wire Mesh. Though it may seem simple, many customers would like to know more about the details and process. Below discover takeaways about Mesh Wire and how it has become one of the most popular metal products in the world.

Key Factors:
  • Material: Mesh Wire is available in various grades of metals & alloys such as Stainless Steel, Aluminum, and Brass.
  • Wire Diameter: We typically carry .063″ to .250″. These heavier gauges provide a good product with a medium to large size opening.
Quick outline from the refinery to UWC…

To begin, the mill melts and blends together quality raw materials to accurately produce precision grades of metals. Like a recipe, each grade uses a precise measurement of ingredients (in this case base metals) to create the final product with an identifying heat number. This classification is for traceability purposes to state certain elements within a specific batch. Finally, products such as sheet metal, bands, bars, rods, and especially wire coils in specific diameters can be produced.

Next Steps…

We feed the wire coil through a machine that straightens, crimps (if required), and accurately cuts lengths (warps) and widths (shutes).

For woven constructions, the straightened wire passes between toothed wheels forming a specific crimp profile. After cutting, the material is then set up in our looms ready to weave.

To learn more about our crimping and weaving operation – click here.

Crimped Mesh Wire

Alternatively, Welded Mesh bypasses the crimping process entirely. The straight & cut material is arranged in the machine and welding heads fuse the wire together at each intersection producing the final product.

Interested in learning more about mesh construction styles? Click here!

We hope this article was a helpful resource and we thank you for reading it. By all means, if you are looking for Mesh Wire coils, Straight & Cut Wire or Woven & Welded Wire Mesh contact us today for a competitive quote!

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