2.5mm Hole Brass Heavy Duty Decorative Wire Mesh
2.5mm hole brass heavy duty decorative mesh is made from solid brass wire. This is top quality mesh that is especially suited to interior decorative panelling.
Brass contains little and as a consequence it do not rust, but it does react to oxygen. Brass is not a natural metal, but is an alloy of copper, zinc, and other elements, which also resists corrosion.
About The Mesh
You will find this metal mesh to be of interest if you require tough product for a filtration application. This heavy duty mesh is produced from top quality brass wire.
Due to the thick wire diameter of this 2.5mm hole brass heavy duty wire mesh would be suitable rodent proofing if required, but would not be suitable for use as insect mesh.
Cutting would require the use of kitchen scissors or tin snips. We cut this thickness of mesh using tin snips.
Below is a quick breakdown of the key characteristics of this type of brass decorative wire mesh:
- Bending & Forming – Excellent. This wire mesh was produced using solid brass wire, this is light and flexible so it the finished structure is malleable
- Corrosion Resistance – Excellent. Brass will lose colour over time in certain conditions, but it will not rust as it contains no iron
- Filtration – Good. This specification was originally woven to be used as a filter mesh. It will filter out all particles that are 2.55mm or larger
- Welding – Possible. Providing you use an Argon and Carbon Dioxide mixture as shielding gas you can MIG welded brass mesh
- Painting – Good. Any type of permanent paint can be employed to cover brass mesh. However the holes are large in number, so paint may clog the aperture of the mesh
Decorative Woven Wire Mesh
The specifications for this 2.5mm hole brass wire mesh are as follows:
- Mesh Count = 8 holes per linear inch
- Holes / Wires Per Square Inch = 64 holes per square inch
- Wire Thickness = 0.63mm
- Hole Size / Aperture = 2.55mm
- Open Area % = 64.25%
- Cut With – We cut this mesh with tin snips. We suggest that you do the same
This woven mesh can be used as a sieve to filter out any particle that you require larger than 2.55mm.
This material is made of ‘pure’ brass. Brass is not actually a natural metal and is made up of 65% copper and 35% zinc It is yellow gold in colour, which many find to be a pleasing appearance, making it ideal for decorative purposes.
As a pure brass this product will become verdigris over time. Brass is a very soft metal, so it is easy to cut and form.
Alloys have been around for thousands of years, and have helped build and create many different things. There are many different alloys out there, but two of the most important and useful are brass and stainless steel.
These are both very useful in many different things, such as construction, transportation, machine building, and plumbing.
Composition and Properties
Brass is an alloy of copper and zinc, while stainless steel is an alloy of iron, carbon, and chromium. You can easily tell the difference between brass and stainless steel by knowing their compositions. For instance, iron is the only metal that makes ferrous metals rust fast. In terms of corrosion resistance, copper is better than iron. Brass is more corrosion-resistant than stainless steel. The addition of chromium to steel makes a whole lot of difference to its ability to resist rust, but it is still susceptible to corrosion at some degree.
Brass is the cheapest and most efficient metal when it comes to thermal and electrical conductivity, as well as having a higher expansion coefficient, making it perfect for high temperature applications. It also has the best machinability, which makes it the most popular metal for applications that require small, precise metal pieces.
Stainless steel is a widely used, durable metal. It can resist most acids, apart from highly concentrated nitric acid. Despite this, it is more corrosive-resistant than brass in marine environments, and it can be passivated in either citric or nitric acid.
The majority of wire mesh produced by The Mesh Company is what is known as plain weave. Plain weave is where each warp wire crosses alternately above and below every weft wire and vice versa. Warp and weft wires are normally of the same diameter.
Plain weaves are used for the majority of commercial applications and for filtration where a high flow rate is required.
See the products in our welded mesh section if you require a mesh product where the wires are fixed in place. Welded mesh is commonly available in galvanised steel.
You will find the range of mesh panel sizes available here offer a wide range of options, that have been designed to suit most requirements. For those who require a specific size then please be advised that that the majority of woven mesh is usually available in a maximum roll size of 30 metres x 1200mm. Please email us if you wish to discuss purchasing these larger sheets – email@example.com.
Feel free to call us if you wish to discuss any of our products – (+ 44) 01925 406 602. We are always happy to help in any way that we are able to.
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