Features & Uses
Alongside its spectacular sturdiness, welded wire mesh has unique abilities to withstand a variety of environments and temperatures. Thanks to its many benefits, welded stainless mesh is important to myriad industries and utilized in many applications, including:
Welded stainless mesh is also incorporated into insulation containment/installation, infill panels, spark arrestors, and small gabions.
Choosing Your Wire Mesh Material
Welded stainless mesh draws from the combined durability of steel, chromium, and nickel for its signature resistance to corrosion. TWP offers two kinds of stainless steel alloys:
T-304 is the standard stainless alloy. It's not as corrosion resistant as T-316, but it's workable (and less expensive) for the majority of uses, unless otherwise indicated. It's available infine,medium, andcoarse opening sizes.
T-316 is the premium stainless alloy and is often used in marine environments thanks to its high levels of corrosion resistance from salts, acids, and seawater. It also comes infine,medium, andcoarse sizes.
How long a specific wire mesh material lasts depends on a number of factors, including its exact alloy, the environment it's used in, and the stress it's under.
The right tools can cut stainless steel mesh into any desired size, so see individual items for specific fabrication instructions. Tin snips are perfect for cutting wires from .020 up to about .047. Hand tools are often no match for wire diameters over .047 inches, although a compound aircraft-style hand shear should work.
Welded Stainless Steel Mesh Discs
Looking for more products? We also offer welded stainless mesh discs.