Common Applications for Woven Wire Mesh
The remarkable strength and versatility of woven wire mesh make it an excellent choice for numerous applications, including:
- Sifting and sizing
- Architectural applications when aesthetics are important
- Infill panels that can be used for pedestrian partitions
- Filtration and separation
- Glare control
- RFI and EMI shielding
- Ventilation fan screens
- Handrails and safety guards
- Pest control and livestock cages
- Process screens and centrifuge screens
- Air and water filters
- Dewatering, solids/liquid control
- Waste treatment
- Filters and strainers for air, oil, fuel and hydraulic systems
- Fuel cells and mud screens
- Separator screens and cathode screens
- Catalyst support grids made from bar grating with wire mesh overlay
Woven Wire Mesh Crimp and Weave Styles
Wire openings and sizes range broadly. Marco Specialty Steel offers many different weave patterns and pre-crimp styles. Below are examples of crimp and weave styles that are available. See our Crimp and Weave Styles page for more detailed information.
Woven Wire Cloth Crimp Styles
- Lock crimp: Lock crimp is comprised of pre-crimped wire featuring the formation of knuckles or bumps over intersecting sets of wires. This locks the mesh in place to create an extremely rigid product.
- Double crimp: Double crimp wire mesh cloth exhibits a pattern of warp wires passing over and under fill wires.
- Intercrimp: Commonly used for screens and architectural applications, intercrimp woven wire mesh provides superior strength and stability, while offering a rigid mesh solution.
- Flat top: As the name implies, the flat top crimp style features a smooth top plane that facilitates the flow of materials.
Woven Wire Weave Styles
- Plain/Double: This standard woven wire cloth weave type produces square openings where the warp wire alternately passes over and under the fill wire at right angles.
- Twill Square: Typically used for applications that require managing heavier loads and finer filtration, twill square woven wire mesh exhibits a distinctive parallel diagonal pattern.
- Twill Dutch: Twill Dutch is known for its superior strength, which is achieved by packing a high volume of wire in targeted areas of the weave. This woven wire cloth style can also filter particles as small as two microns.
- Reverse Plain Dutch: This woven wire weave style features a large warp wire and smaller shute wire count that the Plain or Twill Dutch styles.
- Plain Dutch: The Plain Dutch style features diagonally slanted openings that are difficult to see, but produces a strong, compact wire mesh that works well for filtering cloth applications.
- See our Crimp and Weave Styles page for more detailed information.
Custom Woven Wire Cloth Solutions Are Available
If you can’t find the right woven wire mesh product in our extensive stock inventory, just let us know. What makes us one of the best woven wire mesh suppliers in Texas and beyond is our willingness to work with our customers to provide the perfect product for their needs. Our 35,000-square-foot facility includes a fabrication shop fully-equipped with expert fabricators who have the necessary tools to transform any of our in-stock products into a custom-tailored creations that solve a unique problem quickly, efficiently and affordably.
We can work with your drawings or blueprints to create custom woven wire products for any application.
Woven Wire Cloth Materials
The following are the most common types of woven wire cloth materials:
- Carbon Steel: Low, High, Oil Tempered
- Stainless Steel: Non-Magnetic Types 304, 304L, 309, 310, 316, 316L, 317, 321, 330, 347; Magnetic Types 410, 430
- Copper and Copper Alloys: Copper, Brass, Bronze, Phosphor Bronze
- Aluminum and Aluminum Alloys: 1350-H19
- Nickel and Nickel Alloys: Nickel, Monel® 400, Hastelloy B, Hastelloy C, Inconel® 600, Incoloy® 800, Nichrome I, Nichrome V
Stainless steel wire mesh, specifically Type 304 stainless steel, is the most popular material for producing woven wire cloth. Also known as 18-8 because of its 18 percent chromium and eight percent nickel components, 304 is a basic stainless alloy that offers a combination of strength, corrosion resistance and affordability. Type 304 stainless steel is normally the best option when manufacturing grilles, vents or filters used for the general screening of liquids, powders, abrasives and solids.
How to Choose the Right Woven Wire Cloth Product for Your Needs
As one of the leading woven wire cloth suppliers in Texas and beyond, you can trust Marco Specialty Steel for helpful advice in selecting the best product for your applications.
We’ll assist you in evaluating all the factors that go into the decision-making process. These include determining the ideal mesh size (diameter of the openings in the mesh), mesh count (the number of wires found within each linear inch) and weave type (this will affect the filtering capabilities of the mesh). You’ll be able to move forward on your projects with total confidence.