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Wire Mesh Materials

Woven wire mesh comes in different shapes, styles, and sizes. Getting the correct mesh can be the difference between success and failure for your business, and so you should pick this product with care. This article will outline some of the major difference between materials used to create wire cloth. Knowing which material will best suit your application is important.

Aluminum is a unique metal because of its characteristics. It is lightweight, resistant to corrosion, and nontoxic. Aluminum is not as strong as other metals, and so it has a tendency to break quicker than other mesh.

Copper is strong, corrosion resistant, formable, and is able to withstand fatigue. It also has high thermal and electric conductibility. Copper wire cloth is proven to last for extended periods of time while being used heavily.

Plain steel is different than stainless steel, and sometimes it is also called carbon steel.  Steel is an alloy that is made up of carbon iron, chromium, and nickel (sometimes different materials are mixed). The main difference between stainless and plain steel is the fact that plain steel needs no minimum specified content. As a result, plain steel is weaker and more susceptible to corrosion than other forms of steel.

Stainless steel will not oxidize or suffer from corrosion. This is also the strongest wire mesh on the market. Sometimes the strength isn't needed, and so stainless steel can sometimes be more expensive than need be.

Consider your materials prior purchasing wire cloth