Stainless steel wire mesh is a sheet of screen-like metal. It is very strong and versatile. It is made from stainless steel wire, crimped and welded together in a grid pattern. It can be purchased in prefabricated sheets of various sizes and strengths, and then fabricated further in a shop of in site. It can be ordered with different gauges or wire and different aperture sizes. It is sometimes also called wire mesh, welded mesh, weld mesh and welded wire mesh.
Wire mesh is commonly used for fencing, safety guards and security barricades, but it is also used by artists to reinforce sculpture structures, and by archaeologists, gardeners, and animal keepers.
Mesh made from grade 304 stainless steel (18% chromium and 18% nickel) is very resistant to corrosion and rust, and performs well outside or inside, in a wide variety of harsh conditions. It does not need an additional protective coating.
The smooth surface of the stainless steel means that it is easy to clean and does not harbour bacteria or harmful substances. It is therefore often used in the food and health industries. A bonus is that it is resistant to scratches, denting and other damage, looks good, and requires very little maintenance.
Steel mesh sheets are easily welded to metal frames, can take a hole for a screw, bolt, or other fastener, and can even be bent and shaped into baskets of various dimensions and strengths.
Welded wire mesh
Welded wire mesh is an electric-fusion-welded, prefabricated sheet of wires. One set runs in parallel, longitudinal lines and is joined to a set of cross wires. Spacing is accurate and varies with the desired function. Welded wire mesh is also called welded wired fabric or weldmesh.
The accuracy of the spacing and welds is ensured by mechanical manufacture. The use of this product can mean significant savings in money, labour and time.
Uses of welded wire mesh
Mesh screens made up of low carbon steel wire or stainless steel wire can be used for a variety of purposes. They are used in barrier fencing, mining, quarrying and goods processing, machine protection, gardening, decorative design, transportation, agriculture, horticulture, food production and services, and a wide range of other industries. One of the wider uses of it is in reinforcing slabs of concrete for construction of solid pads for parking and similar purposes.
Welded wire fabric (WWF) for concrete slab reinforcement
Weldmesh for reinforcing slab concrete is a square grid of uniform wires, welded at each intersection. It must meet ASTM A185 and A497 or similar standards, depending on its area and purpose. Sizes are specified by listing the spacing and wire cross section area in hundredths of square inches, or in mm2.
Electro galvanized welded wire mesh with square opening
Mainly used in building fencing and infrastructure, this corrosion-resistant wire mesh can come in rolls or panels, and is also used for various industrial purposes.
Hot dipped galvanized welded mesh
Made from plain steel wire that has been covered in hot zinc, this mesh has square openings that are well-suited to animal cage construction, other wire boxes, partitions, grills, gratings, and fencing and cages to protect machinery or operators of machinery.
PVC coated welded mesh
PVC coated welded mesh combines the strength and structural durability of steel with the smoother, less-abrasive surface of PVC plastic. A PVC powder coating is applied by machine and includes a strong adhesive for increased durability. The coating protects the wire from corrosion and is less potentially damaging to skin or scratchable surfaces that may come into contact with it.
It is commonly used in residential and official properties, including gardens and parks, public buildings including schools and nurseries, and can come in a variety of colours, making it ideal as a functional yet highly decorative building material.
Welded stainless steel mesh
Mainly used for industrial fencing, welded stainless steel mesh has a high strength rating and high structural integrity. It can put up with rough treatment without failing. The wire is corrosion-resistant and long lasting. It is also used in mining, transportation, agriculture and horticulture, entertainment and public gathering management, and many more areas.
Welded wire fencing
Welded wire fencing most often comes in rolls. It is available in galvanised or non-galvanised forms, the latter being less costly, and in used largely for fencing and other situations in which a see-through barrier is suitable, or one which will let air flow freely through it while protecting contents from outsiders or vice versa.
Welded steel bar gratings
Welded steel bar gratings is very high strength, is easy to install, and the cost is very reasonable for the value received. It is used for grating roads, making coverings for drains, and for building safety and security walls. It is also widely used in chemical plantation, platform construction, metallurgy, and more.
Perforated Metal Panels
Perforated metal panels are an important part of the wire mesh process, helping to finish off building construction with a more elegant and permanent solutions to outdoor steel cladding. There are many ways you can get a hold of this, but the best way is through a perforated metal panel supplier UK.