Services

Services

There is more to supplying wire cloth to a customer than a low price per square foot. The Gerard Daniel Worldwide companies are committed to offering our customers the lowest total cost for these products. Besides the square foot cost, other factors considered include value added requirements and the cost of scrap.

It is in these areas the GDW fabrication services can offer significant total cost reductions for our customers.

  • Crimp Weaving
  • Screen Weaving
  • Slitting
  • Laser Cutting
  • Stamping
  • Tool & Die Shop
  • Welding

TESTING

Mechanical, chemical, physical, grain and wrap testing available.

CUSTOM WEAVING

Our weaving operation provides the ability to manufacture short runs of specialty meshes and alloys with quick turn around time in addition to full roll runs of 100 linear feet and greater.

SLITTING & SHEARING

We offer extensive slitting & shearing operations allowing you to purchase material in varying widths, and it can be provided with or without cores, and in lengths of up to 1,000 feet or more can be provided.

CUT PIECES

We can cut material to your specifications regardless of quantities.

CALENDERING

Flattening and thickness reduction are available for your critical applications.

BRAKING

Framing and brake forming is crucial to the finishing of wire mesh and perforated metal in many applications.

ROLLING

Forming specialized cylinders for filtration applications.

NOTCHING, STAMPING OR FORMING

Mesh can be notched, stamped or formed to fit your shape requirements.

CLEANING

Wire cloth can be cleaned to remove oils, dirt or debris.

COATINGS

Coatings can be applied to wire before weaving or applied to wire cloth after weaving. Common coatings include nickel, copper, zinc or tin.

COLDBOND™

Wire cloth can be metallurgically bonded so that the wires are welded at their crossover points. This fusing enhances mesh rigidity, improves conductivity and eliminates wire fraying.

HEAT TREATING

Mesh/Wire can be stress relieved, annealed, or sintered to alter the mechanical properties of material. Heat treatments can improve elongation, softness, or formability of material.

WIRE DRAWING

Metalworking process used to reduce the cross-section of a wire by pulling through a single or series of dies.

SPOOLING/COILING

Winding wire onto a spool or coil.

Mesh can be stress relieved, annealed, or sintered to alter the mechanical properties of material. Heat treatments can improve elongation, softness, or formability of material.

SURFACE ETCHING

The surface of the wire can be roughened to improve adhesion properties.

LAMINATIONS

Multiple layers of mesh can be laminated together for your specific needs.

WELDING

Reliable, automated spot and seam resistance welding equipment available. Our processes are designed to ensure strong, quality welds while focusing on precision and repeatability.

LASER CUTTING

Laser cutting tools are ideal for cutting parts from all types of materials including wire cloth. Lasers are an integral piece of equipment when working in a rapid prototype environment.

COMPLETE TOOL & DIE SHOP

We offer a complete solution including in house machining and tool building services. You can expect accurate machining, the lowest possible lead times and excellent value for money with all our tool and die services.