To meet customer demand for specialized mesh and localized manufacturing, we weave technically advanced weaves such as sound modulation acoustic mesh and high-value alloys in our North American and European locations.
We offer slitting and shearing services to deliver a perfectly cut roll or piece part to your production line, allowing you to purchase only the wire cloth that you need and have it ready for production.
Slitting – cutting the wire cloth lengthways and rolling up to provide the exact width in the reel you require to run your operation. Slit coils can be provided with or without cores and our equipment is capable of handling widths as small as ¼ inches and lengths up to 2,000 feet.Shearing – cutting the strip from the reel across the width, producing a finished piece to the size required in production. Our skilled operators ensure that the wire cloth or mesh has a clean cut and does not fray
We offer premium coatings and finishes that can enhance corrosion protection, durability, aesthetic value and electrical properties of the mesh, as well as numerous other benefits.
Many customers require us to remove oils, dirt, or debris from their wire, wire cloth or wire cloth components. We offer a wide variety of cleaning methods such as vapor degreasing, ultrasonic, aqueous or thermal cleaning.
Calendering flattens the wire and reduces the thickness providing a uniform and precise material thickness throughout the mesh. This is used for applications where a controlled thickness is necessary. This process also increases the stability of the woven wire cloth.
Annealing – Can improve elongation, reduce brittleness and increase formability of wire mesh, meaning more consistently formed parts and less scrap. The treatment alters the mechanical properties of wire and wire mesh by stress relieving, annealing or metallurgically bonding mesh at the crossover points.
We offer batch and strip/strand heat treatment processing using a vacuum or reducing/ altering atmospheres.
Sintering – We sinter wire cloth through an intensive high-temperature inert gas furnace which forces the individual wires and each adjacent layer of wire cloth to bond. After a cooling in a highly-controlled environment the sintered wire cloth is now rigid and completely flat. This metallurgical bonding not only improves the wires’ conductivity, but also enhances wire cloth rigidity and eliminates wire fraying.
Laminating – Multiple layers of wire cloth and other media can be laminated or bonded together for your specific needs. Most often used when a support media and fine filtration cloth are used together.
We have extensive capabilities to assemble smaller filtration and separation components using automated spot, seam and circumferential resistance welding processes. Larger filters, housing and other components are manufactured using TIG, MIG and Laser welding capabilities. Our processes are designed to ensure strong, quality welds while focusing on precision and repeatability.
Our laser cutter provides us additional capabilities to cut precise parts for filtration components. In addition, it allows us to process small runs and prototypes where a blanking machine is cost prohibitive.