The Secrets Behind Slitting and Shearing

Cutting wire mesh or cloth to a correct specification can be challenging. Wire mesh does not behave like sheet metal and can easily fray or move out of line if the mesh is not set up properly. Cutting mesh or cloth is referred to as slitting, shearing, or both. Slitting wire mesh is cutting it…

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A Beginner’s Guide to Wire Mesh: The Basic Terminology

Each industry has its own specific terminology – and the wire cloth industry is no different. Below are the most common terms used when discussing wire, wire mesh and cloth, and the different types of weaves and manufacturing methods. Wire Cloth Terms Acoustic Mesh  This mesh is woven to achieve specific sound attenuation objectives typically…

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A Beginner’s Guide to Wire Mesh: How to Choose the Correct Metal (or Alloy) for Wire Mesh Applications

Wire mesh, also known as wire cloth, is most commonly woven from stainless steel, however, with the right equipment and settings, almost all metal wire can be woven into a mesh. Below are the properties and features of different alloys and which applications suit them best. Metals and Alloys  Aluminum Lightweight, good electrical conductor, and…

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