What Are The Most Common Wire Mesh Construction Styles?

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Wire mesh can be welded or woven into a collection of different styles. This article will examine the most common wire mesh construction styles.

Our clients can meet their visual and functional needs thanks to our ability to provide a collection of custom styles, including decorative wire mesh.

We also ensure that we can meet all industrial standards needed in the commercial and industrial sectors. We have specific looms dedicated to producing industry-standard specifications, including precise wire diameter requirements.

It’s also an excellent time to point out that while we may be going through some of the standard weaving patterns below, you are certainly not limited to them.

Our team is adept enough to create just about any design that you can imagine, and bear in mind that we do allow sample orders, so you can get a feel for how the finished product would look.

Let’s quickly talk about some common wire mesh weave styles:

Plain Weave

Plain weave wire mesh is a type of woven wire mesh that is created by weaving individual wires over and under each other in a simple, parallel pattern. It is the most basic and common weave style in wire cloth and some wire mesh specifications.

Plain weave wire mesh is known for its simplicity, cost-effectiveness, and durability, making it suitable for a variety of applications, including:

  1. Filtration: Plain weave wire mesh is commonly used in filtration processes, such as in water treatment plants, chemical processing, and oil refining.
  2. Screening: Plain weave wire mesh is used for screening and separating materials, such as solids from liquids or different sizes of particles.
  3. Decorative uses: Plain weave wire mesh is often utilized as an infill panel in architectural design, adding both aesthetic appeal and structural integrity to buildings. Whether it’s adorning a facade, balcony, or interior space, a wire mesh infill panel offers a versatile solution for designers seeking both form and function.
  4. Agricultural and horticultural: Plain weave wire mesh is used in agriculture and horticulture for supporting plants, protecting crops, and providing aeration to the roots.

Intercrimp Weave

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Intercrimp weave wire mesh is a type of woven wire mesh that has more defined crimps in the mesh openings compared to plain weave wire mesh.

This style is known for its visual appeal, strength, and resistance to wear and tear, making it suitable for architectural and interior design. Intercrimp weave wire mesh is one of the most popular architectural wire mesh styles and is used as a decorative element, such as for architectural design, interior decoration, and landscaping.

Intercrimp weave wire mesh can be made from a variety of materials including stainless steel, aluminum, and galvanized steel, to meet the demands of different applications and environments. The choice of material will depend on the specific requirements of the application, such as corrosiveness, temperature, and durability.

Lock Crimp Weave

Lock crimp weave wire mesh is a type of woven wire mesh that is made by interweaving the wires in an alternating “locking” pattern. It is commonly used as an alternative to welded mesh. This type of weaving creates a stronger construction with very accurate mesh openings. Lock crimp weave wire mesh is available in a range of materials including steel, stainless steel, brass, and aluminum.  Aluminum Lock Crimp weave is great for fencing due to its lightweight, durability, and corrosion-resistant nature.

Lock Crimp x Plain Weave

Lock Crimp x Plain Weave wire mesh is a versatile mesh type that combines the strength of Lock Crimp with the flexibility of Plain Weave. This innovative mesh type offers enhanced durability and precise openings, making it an ideal choice for a wide range of applications. The wire mesh is created by interweaving the wires in a lock crimp pattern along one axis and in a plain weave pattern along the other axis. This type of woven wire mesh offers greater strength than plain weave, with better flexibility than lock crimp. It is a popular alternative that Universal Wire Cloth Co. likes to offer.  It also has more accurate openings when compared to plain weave alone.

Flat Top Weave

Flat top weave wire mesh is a type of woven wire mesh that has a uniform and flat surface on one side, making it ideal for applications where a smooth and flat surface is required. This type of weaving results in a product with a flatter surface than other types of woven wire mesh, making it better suited for certain applications.

Welded Wire Mesh

Welded wire mesh is a type of wire mesh that is created by welding individual wires together at their intersections, rather than weaving them. This process results in a strong, rigid mesh that is suitable for a variety of applications.

Welded wire mesh is commonly used for:

  1. Fencing and security: Welded wire mesh is often used as a barrier for security, animal confinement, and property borders.
  2. Reinforcement: Welded wire mesh is used as a reinforcing element in construction projects, such as in concrete, masonry, and wall reinforcement.

Custom Wire Mesh Weaving

If you have a specific need, we can accommodate you. With almost unlimited possibilities, we offer custom weave patterns. Give us a call today, we are happy to help!

Why Universal Wire Cloth?

Our experience comes from our time as a direct-to-consumer business and a supplier. We manufacture mesh wire products for a series of industries. From architectural applications to industrial ones and more, we have you covered.

You do not have to jump through a series of hoops to make custom designs work, as we are experts in both weaving and fabrication. Expect to get products ready for specific needs at competitive prices that boost superior quality. Finally, we complement all of this by ensuring on-time delivery.

In Summary

Wire mesh construction offers a versatile array of styles and weave patterns to meet various needs across industries. From the timeless simplicity of plain weave to the intricate strength of lock crimp and the aesthetic appeal of intercrimp weave, there’s a metal mesh style suited for every application.

With metal materials like stainless steel wire and aluminum, wire mesh not only ensures durability but also provides options for corrosion resistance and visual enhancement. Whether it’s for filtration, screening, decorative purposes, or agricultural use, wire mesh proves its indispensability.

So, whether you’re securing a property, reinforcing a structure, or enhancing a space’s aesthetic appeal, wire mesh stands as a reliable and adaptable solution, bridging functionality with aesthetics seamlessly. Let Universal Wire Cloth be your partner in harnessing the potential of wire mesh construction for your diverse needs.