A typical wire mesh can be welded or woven together to create a grid-like pattern. Coming to the latter, there are many varieties of woven wire meshes. Furthermore, depending on the pattern and the type of material, their utility also changes drastically. This classification of woven wire meshes will explore these facets in detail.
Types of woven wire mesh.
Many wire meshes require to be robust, sturdy and rigid so they can be used for specific applications. This is achieved with a technique called crimping, where the wire is folded into small ridges along its length and width. These pre-crimped wires easily entwine around each other, creating a sturdier bond and preventing unwanted movement.
A more advanced version of pre-crimp wire meshes, lock crimps actually locks the wires along the grooves or crimps. This interlocked mesh of wires creates a very sturdy bond.
Adding yet another layer of security to a basic crimp wire, inter-crimp wires have additional crimps in key intersections, apart from regular ridges along the warp (wires along the length) and shute (wires along the width) wires. These wires are particularly useful in cases where sturdy wires are required with large openings.
The most commonly used wire meshes, plain weaves have no crimping, and solely rely on the strength of the weave to hold together.
Plain Dutch Weave
While a plain weave has warps and shutes of equal diameter, in this case, the warp wires have a larger diameter. Thus, the shute wires are more closely knit, creating a denser pattern.
In this pattern, each shute and warp wire passes above and below two adjacent wires. This creates an intricate grid pattern which is reinforced by two wires.
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