Woven wire mesh is one of the most widely used materials in the world, helping to facilitate various operations across countless industries. From enhancing structurally dynamic designs to filtering out unwanted pollutants, woven wire mesh impacts our daily lives in multiple ways.
Woven wire mesh is an assembly of coiled, sheeted, or interlocked metal wires that have been woven to present a specific weaving pattern. The number of single lines used to construct the mesh is pre-determined with respect to weaving pattern, wire diameter, aperture size, micro grade, width, and length. Woven wire mesh is made using weaving machines specially designed for handling metal wires. Nowadays, weaving techniques similar to weaving fabric are used, with the machine chaining each individual wire in place using tension from each cross-section to ensure the mesh remains intact. Current technology allows for aperture sizes ranging from 5 microns to 4 inches.
When woven wire mesh is specifically woven for test sieves, it is referred to as sieve cloth. What sets sieve cloth apart from other mesh variations is that it is woven to a specific nominal opening with a specific wire diameter. Moreover, its weaving conforms to ASTM E11 and ISO 3310-1 standards. Although it is typically reserved for test sieve structures, it can also be applied to large-scale screening operations.
Industrial wire mesh is used for large-scale use of square mesh or filter mesh. In other words, any time woven wire mesh is purchased in coiled or bulk-cut form, it is considered industrial mesh. In terms of application, industrial mesh is ideal for industries that want to leverage wire mesh advantages while internalizing any bespoke manufacturing. This includes the automotive, medical, and filtration industries.
Wire mesh printing
Stainless steel wire mesh, when applied with the correct mesh aperture, can offer substantial benefits to your wire mesh printing process. Compared to other materials such as nylon mesh, woven wire mesh provides enhanced tensioning ability, durability, ink distribution, and cost savings.
As mentioned above, woven wire mesh can be manufactured to specific sizes and shapes. In order to be considered a manufactured wire mesh component, value-added services must be added to achieve the desired form. Although the possibilities that can be achieved with woven wire mesh are nearly infinite, the most common forms are parts cut to size, deep-drawn parts, edge solutions, pressed items, and cylindrical filter cartridges.