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Ferrier Wire and Design Metals offers a wide variety of wire mesh (weavemesh and weldmesh), perforated metals (design and round hole pattern) and expanded metals for use in a wide variety of industrial, architectural and design applications.  Please contact us to see if we can assist you with your requirements and or would be interested being the subject of a blog post.

5 Basic Properties of Stainless Steel Wire Mesh

March 16, 2022

A versatile alloy that is known for its strength and durability, stainless steel wire mesh has these qualities due to the presence of chromium and nickel. Apart from mild steel and galvanized steel, mesh products designed from stainless steel are also used on an industrial scale for making sieves, filters for chemical products, roll sleeves that are used in paper production and even aesthetic purposes. This versatile usage is facilitated by 5 major properties of the alloy, which will be examined below. 


Properties of stainless steel wire mesh. 


Corrosion Resistance


Metals like iron are not used in a pure form due to poor corrosion resistance properties. Stainless steel, on the other hand, has a very high threshold with respect to corrosion and can withstand extreme temperature fluctuations, pressure changes, variations in moisture, acidity, alkalinity and more.


Temperature Tolerance


This type of wire mesh also has the ability to handle extreme temperature fluctuations, and consequently pressure change. Thus, it is often used in construction to pour concrete or as a filler to hold it together. However, the wire mesh will need to be treated differently depending on its application, as regular stainless steel behaves differently in extremely low and high temperatures.


Easy To Manufacture


Due to high tensile strength and malleability, stainless steel wire meshes can be easily manufactured by weaving them in a loom according to the required patterns. 


Aesthetic Appeal


Apart from being non-corrosive, the presence of chromium also adds a glossy, metallic look to the steel mesh, making it an aesthetic and functional choice for many purposes such as wall decoration and perimeter fencing.


Low Maintenance


Since it is highly durable and tough, this steel wire mesh can serve its purpose for a long time without the need for replacement or repair. Thus, it’s quite cost-effective for companies to install them, as they require little to no maintenance. Moreover, it is also easily cleanable, making it an integral part of the medicine and foodservice industry due to its hygienic qualities. 


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