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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.

Stainless Steel Annealed Wire: A Brief Overview

December 02, 2022

Stainless steel wire mesh is a type of mesh that is made by weaving or welding stainless steel. There are a few different tempers of this wire mesh, one of the being annealed stainless steel. But what exactly is annealing and how does it change the properties and applications of this wire? In this blog post, stainless steel annealed wire and these questions will be examined closely. 


Annealing stainless steel wires.


What is stainless steel annealed wire?
Stainless steel annealed wire is a type of stainless steel wire that has been annealed, or heat-treated, to make it more malleable and workable. This makes it ideal for applications where the wire needs to be bent or shaped into a specific form. Annealing also increases the strength of the wire, making it less likely to break under tension.

Properties of annealed wire

Annealed wire is a type of wire that has been heated to make it softer and more pliable. There are countless properties that can be improved by annealing a stainless steel wire mesh, including:

-Ductility: Due to the high heat, it is very easy to draw the stainless steel into wires.
-Elongation: The wire can be stretched until a certain specification is achieved.
-Malleability: The wire is not brittle, but is rather soft, making it easier to be beaten into the desired shape
-Corrosion Resistance: Although stainless steel already possesses these properties, making it softer, and more ductile increases its applications to a large degree. 


Applications of annealed wire
The main application of annealed wire is in the manufacturing of barbed wire, which is used in a variety of settings, including agricultural and industrial settings. Other applications for annealed wire include:

- Manufacturing of various types of springs
- Making electrical coils
- Crafting jewelry
- Creating art projects
- Wall ties

Ferrier Wire Good Company Inc. offers a variety of wire meshes such as stainless steel wire mesh, copper mesh, bronze mesh, brass mesh, and more. To know more about the products, contact us today.

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