How is Stainless Steel Wire Mesh Made?

Jun. 05, 2021

Stainless Steel Wire Mesh is widely considered to be one of the most suitable materials for manufacturing wire cages, security barriers and other products that require durability and strength. But how is stainless steel wire mesh manufactured, and what processes does this material undergo in the manufacture of the finished product? Today stainless steel mesh suppliers will focus on the manufacturing process of metal mesh.

What is wire mesh?

Wire mesh is a Metal Mesh that consists of metal columns arranged in parallel and intersecting with each other. This material is available in a range of shapes and sizes and can be customized for a number of applications throughout the commercial and industrial markets.


Stainless Steel Wire Mesh

Stainless Steel Wire Mesh

How is stainless steel wire mesh made?

Welders typically join intersecting wires together. They will then gradually pull down the stainless steel in a series of circular dies until the desired diameter is reached.

What are the types of wire mesh?

There are two types of wire mesh that are common throughout the industry: woven wire mesh and welded wire mesh.

Woven wire mesh

Woven wire mesh has many intersecting wires in a pattern similar to that of woven fabric. These wires are interwoven above and below the vertical wires to form a sheet. This type of weave is known as "plain weave wire mesh". In applications where flexibility is a major consideration, twill weave is a good choice. Twill weaving involves weaving the wire over two vertical wires and then under the next set of two wires.

Welded Wire Mesh

Welded wire mesh has intersecting columns and rows of wire that are welded together at the intersection. When the mesh is fed into the welding machine, a parallel weld is created at the same time at the intersection of the perpendicular lines. This process continues until an optimally sized metal mesh product is manufactured. The product is then cut to create a flat and rigid metal mesh sheet.

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