WIRE MESH | WELDED WIRE MESH | WOVEN WIRE MESH
Wire mesh, also known as wire cloth or wire fabric, is an extremely versatile product that has thousands of different applications. Wire mesh can be produced in a countless number of specifications which makes it such an adaptable product. Depending upon manufacturing capabilities, there are almost endless combinations of opening sizes and diameter wires that can be manufactured. Wire meshes can be manufactured in a woven or welded construction.
STAINLESS STEEL WIRE MESH
Stainless Steel 304 and Stainless Steel 316 are the most commonly used alloys to manufacture wire mesh and wire cloth in the wire mesh industry. We maintain stock of wire mesh of both the alloys in standard sizes. Other stainless steel alloys, like Stainless Steel 310, Stainless Steel 321, Stainless Steel 347, and Stainless Steel 430, are less popular yet can be manufactured through custom manufacturing, depending on quantity required.
ALUMINIUM WIRE MESH
Aluminum is generally considered the most popular non-ferrous metal in the world, and as such, aluminum alloys are commonly used in the wire mesh industry.
Aluminum woven wire mesh is lightweight which is an important advantage as compared to other types of wire mesh. Aluminum wire mesh is also corrosion resistant in most normal environments. Aluminum woven wire mesh has various applications in industries like automotive, aerospace, marine and electrical conductivity applications.
CARBON STEEL OR MILD STEEL WIRE MESH
Carbon steel or mild steel are commonly manufactured in both woven and welded wire mesh specifications. It is a relatively low cost option that is versatile enough to be used in numerous applications. In some cases, carbon steel or mild steel wire mesh is used in gravel and stone separating in the mining and coal industries.
Carbon steel wire mesh / mild steel wire mesh, whether it is available from stock or custom manufactured, is strong and magnetic. The color of these wire mesh are dark as compared to bright aluminum or stainless steel meshes. Generally, carbon steel wire mesh is disposable item because of its strength and low cost.
We can also coat such wire mesh to give it additional corrosion protection. The coating options include: Galvanizing, PVC, all kinds of paints or Powder Coating.
COPPER WIRE MESH
Copper wire mesh have qualities like ductility, malleability and has high thermal and electrical conductivity.
Copper wire mesh is durable as well. Although it is softer than a similar stainless steel wire mesh, it is also resistant to atmospheric corrosion. Tesco Steel & Engineering's copper wire mesh have a purity of 99.9%.
Copper wire mesh can be produced in welded as well as woven forms.
GALVANIZED WIRE MESH
Galvanizing is a process in which a protective zinc coating is applied to steel to prevent rusting. In the wire mesh industry, however, it is often treated as a separate category because of its wide spread use in all types of applications.
Galvanizing can occur either before or after wire mesh is manufactured – both in woven form or welded form. Galvanized before woven wire mesh or galvanized before welded wire mesh indicates the individual wires, themselves, used to manufacture the mesh have been galvanized before the mesh is woven or welded. Depending on the mesh (or opening size) and diameter wire, this is usually the less expensive option, especially if custom manufacturing is required.
Galvanized after woven and galvanized after welded wire mesh is exactly as it sounds. The material is manufactured, normally in carbon or plain steel, and is often placed in a galvanizing tank, thereby producing a galvanized after woven or welded specification. Generally speaking, this option is more expensive, depending on availability and other variables, but does offer a higher level of corrosion resistance. This added level of corrosion resistance is most noticeable at the joint or intersection of galvanized after welded wire mesh specification.
Due to its attractive price point and its corrosion resistance, galvanized wire mesh is very popular among industrial users of wire mesh.