Benefits of Stainless Steel Wire Cloth
Stainless steel wire cloth is composed of stainless steel wires woven or welded in a square or rectangular grid with tiny openings, creating a screen. Also called wire mesh or wire fabric, it’s utilized for aesthetic purposes like decorative fencing or window screens and performance reasons such as filtration or ventilation.
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Stainless steel is a family of iron-based alloys that contain a minimum of roughly 11 percent chromium, which produces a surface oxide layer that protects against degradation. Specific performance characteristics vary by grade, but the material offers many benefits.
- Resists corrosion
- High strength
- Long cycle life
- Low weight
- Easy to clean
- Stands up to extreme temperatures
- Simple to sterilize
- Shiny appearance
- Good weldability
- Strong formability
- Resists magnetism, in some cases
When subjected to impact forces the surface oxide layer self-heals as long as there is Oxygen, even in small amounts. As a result, stainless steel wire mesh that sustains nicks, marks, scratches, or other forms of damage won’t rust.
Stainless Steel Grades – Chemical Composition
|Alloy #||CR||Ni||C||Mn.Max.||Si-Max.||P.Max.||S.Max.||Other Elements|
|316||16.0/18.0||10.0/14.0||0.08 Max.||2.0||1.0||0.040||0.030||Mo. 2.00/3.00|
|316L||16.0/18.0||10.0/14.0||0.03 Max.||2.0||1.0||0.040||0.030||Mo. 2.00/3.00|
|317||18.0/20.0||11.0/15.0||0.08 Max.||2.0||1.0||0.040||0.030||Mo. 3.00/4.00|
|321||17.0/19.0||9.0/12.0||0.08 Max.||2.0||1.0||0.040||0.030||Ti 5xC Min.|
|347||17.0/19.0||9.0/13.0||0.08 Max.||2.0||1.0||0.040||0.030||Cb+Ta 10xC Min.|
Stainless Steel Wire Cloth Manufacturer
Marco Specialty Steel is a leading provider of metal products for demanding architectural, commercial, and industrial applications. We specialize in the fabrication of custom wire cloth products from high-quality stainless steel.
With in-house CNC-guided machinery and welding units, we can produce various stainless steel wire cloth products. Our team is capable of handling designs with challenging mesh sizes and counts or complex weave types. Styles of wire mesh we manufacture include:
- Woven & welded
- Market-grade wire cloth
- Space cloth wire mesh
- Refinery-grade wire mesh
- Galvanized hardware cloth
- Mill-grade wire cloth
- Wire filter cloth
- Bolting wire cloth
- Architectural wire cloth
Methods of Manufacture
At Marco Specialty Steel, we use two joining methods to create custom wire cloth products. They are welding and weaving. Each one has unique benefits.
Stainless Steel Welded Wire Mesh
For this type of wire cloth, rows and columns of stainless steel wire are welded together at each intersection. The wire is drawn down to a specific diameter and then fed through a machine that binds the rows together. At the same time, a parallel line of welds is performed.
Stainless Steel Woven Wire Mesh
In this process, wires running in one direction are woven over and under wires running perpendicularly creating woven wire mesh. The machine bends the wires until proper dimensions are reached, and then the sheet is cut to the desired size.
Stainless Steel Wire Cloth Applications
Stainless steel wire cloth creates a savings in weight or permits the passage of light, liquid, sound, and air. It’s also used to generate a decorative or ornamental effect. As a result, the product is suitable for a range of applications.
- Architectural wire cloth
- Handrail wire cloth infill panels
- Column covers
- Concrete reinforcement
- Vessel Internals
- Wall cladding
- Sifters and filters
- Exterior facade covers
- Room partitions
- Safety barricades
- Fountain covers
- Lighting screens
- Ventilation grilles
- Metal fencing
- Security screens
- Speaker grilles
Stainless Steel Grades
Marco Specialty Steel can create wire mesh products from customer-supplied stainless steel or acquire it ourselves. Letting us source the material saves you time and hassle, enabling you to focus on your core business. Our technicians can handle an array of stainless steel types.
- Austenitic stainless steel
- Ferritic stainless steel
- Duplex stainless steel
- Martensitic stainless steel
Custom Manufactured Woven and Welded Wire Mesh
Marco Specialty Steel can manufacture custom stainless steel wire mesh products using your print, specification, or purchase order requirements. Those with a unique need but no vetted design are welcome, too.
We work with you to develop a concept and make a prototype. Upon acceptance, full-scale production kicks off. A variety of industries can benefit from integrating stainless steel wire cloth products into their applications.
- Oil and Gas
- Pulp and paper
- Retail Stores and restaurants
- Material webbing, converting, and rolling processes
The Stainless Steel Wire Cloth Experts
At Marco Specialty Steel, client satisfaction is paramount. We’re dedicated to delivering stainless steel wire cloth products that fit and function as intended on time and within budget.
Please contact us today to learn more about how we can provide a high quality stainless steel solution for your specific needs.