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Material Specifications for Wire Cloth

Material choices for wire cloth are extensive. Each material boasts its own benefits, and that is why the different materials are used. Materials should be picked based on the application at hand. Making these considerations will allow users to get the most out of their wire cloth. The most commonly used materials are:

Steel: Two types of steel are used to create wire cloth. Low-carbon steel does not resist corrosion and abrasions; however, it is strong and impact resistant. Stainless steel is a much stronger option, but it is more expensive. It can be made to be magnetic or non-magnetic. The main benefit of stainless steel allows for other metals to be added to the steel, which will give the metal special properties.

Copper Alloys: This wire cloth is best suited for working with electricity, and in fact it works poorly in abrasive environments.  Copper alloys have low conductivity, so they have wide spread application when working with electronics.

Nickel Alloys: These metals do a wonderful job of resisting corrosion in many different environments. The alloys can resist hydrochloric acid, oxidizing agents, sulfuric acid, alkaloids, and salt water.

Tungsten: this material is best when working in extremely hot environments. The metal can withstand heat up to 5000 Fahrenheit.

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