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An Introduction to Woven Metal Mesh

09/26/2017 0 Comments
Woven metal wire mesh has a wide range of applications throughout the construction and agricultural industries, and here at California Wire Products (Cal-Wire), we are proud to be the West Coast leader in woven wire products. Here are the basics of this versatile material.

HOW IS WOVEN Metal WIRE MESH MADE?

Much like fabric, wire mesh is made by weaving strands of wire in an under-over pattern to create a range of specifications and patterns. The type of weave and specifications play a large role in determining the best uses for each type of mesh, which can range from fencing to filtration.

THE 5 MOST COMMON WEAVE TYPES

When it comes to woven metal wire mesh, the weave pattern has a huge impact on each mesh’s use. A finer Dutch Weave, for example, is ideal for use in air or water filters, while a Rectangular Weave is best used in less precise applications. There are five common patterns, including:
  • Plain or Square Weave
  • Rectangular Weave
  • Plain Dutch Weave
  • Dutch Twilled Weave
  • Crimped Weave

COMMON USES FOR WIRE MESH

Wire mesh has a huge range of uses and applications across a wide variety of industries. Some of the most common uses include:
  • All types of fencing
  • Commercial and Industrial Cages
  • Wire Lockers
  • Wire Shelves
  • Rack Backing
  • In Fill Panels
  • Wall reinforcement
  • Grates
  • Grills
  • Baskets
  • Air and liquid filtration
  • Crop support
  • Display stands
  • And much more
Many woven metal wire mesh products are manufactured to pre-determined specifications for project uniformity.  However, if your project requires unique specifications, custom designed woven wire mesh is offered as an option.

CUSTOM DESIGN OPTIONS

3D modeling: at Cal-Wire we produce custom design products to unique specifications of each one of our clients. We ensure that you get the perfect wire mesh product for your job. This 3D modeling technology allows us to help architects, general contractors, and other professionals to visualize their building projects.

WHY YOU SHOULD CHOOSE CAL-WIRE FOR YOUR WOVEN WIRE MESH

Since 1948, Cal-Wire has worked hard to build the reputation as the West Coast leader in woven wire products. We have dedicated ourselves to ensuring our products and custom design services exceed our customer’s needs and expectations.  Our efforts to improve customer services also extend to our newly launched website, designed to help inform customers and streamline the ordering process. For more information on the versatility and custom design of woven wire mesh products, please contact the professionals at Cal-Wire today!  
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