Mild Steel Perforated Metal Mesh Sheeting
3mm mild steel perforated metal mesh sheeting is produced by punching flat plate with a specific round pattern. This is driven by the customer’s requirement for the metal for cosmetic or application purposes.
The metal mesh sheeting is a versatile and straightforward product crafted from mild steel, designed for various applications requiring durability and filtration capabilities. The design features a round hole staggered pitch layout, providing an optimal balance between open area and material strength. Specified as R3 T5, the perforation indicates that the mesh comes with uniformly sized round holes, each measuring 3mm in diameter. This size is suitable for various applications, ensuring a consistent flow while filtering out larger particulates. The pitch, which is set at 5mm, offers insight into the mesh’s density. It represents the distance between the starting point of one hole to the next, considering both the aperture and the space in between. At 1.5mm thickness, this flat sheet strikes a balance between sturdiness and flexibility, making it suitable for diverse uses. Whether it’s for industrial applications or home projects, the metal mesh sheeting provides a reliable and consistent solution, guaranteeing long-lasting performance.
Perforated Metal Sheet Details
The specifications of this mild steel perforated metal sheeting are as follows:
- Type – Round Hole Staggered Pitch
- Perforation – R3 T5
- Hole Size (Aperture) – 3mm round hole
- Pitch – 5mm. The pitch is measured from the start of one hole to the next or the hole size plus the gap between the hole
- Thickness – 1.5mm thick flat sheet
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We also offer a massive range of stainless steel perforated metal sheet options from immediate stock. In order to produce stainless steel perforated metal sheet, flat sheet metal is punched with round or square holes. Perforated sheet in application is required. Because the holes are punched, it is possible to have a far stronger finished metal product than it would be for the equivalent thickness in woven or welded mesh.
FAQs For This Product
Is The Metal Mesh Sheeting Resistant To Corrosion?
Metal mesh sheeting made of mild steel is inherently vulnerable to corrosion when exposed to moisture. Nevertheless, mild steel can be treated or coated to enhance its corrosion resistance. Galvanizing, which involves coating the metal with zinc, or applying paints and coatings designed specifically for metal protection are common treatments.
In applications where the mesh might be exposed to moisture, chemicals, or corrosive environments, it would be best to select a treated or coated version or apply a protective finish afterwards. We recommend a perforated plate in galvanised steel or stainless steel if an increased resistance to corrosion is required.
How Much Does This Metal Mesh Sheeting Weigh Per Square Meter?
The thickness and density of mild steel can be used to determine the weight of the metal mesh sheeting. Due to the thickness of the sheet being 1.5mm (or 0.0015 meters) and the approximate density of mild steel being 7,850 kg/m3, a full steel sheet weighs approximately 11.775 kg per square meter. The actual weight of this mesh sheeting will, however, be less than this calculated value since it is perforated. The weight reduction depends on the mesh perforation pattern and the percentage of open area.
Is This Perforated Metal Mesh Suitable For Guarding Machinery Or Equipment?
Yes, the metal mesh sheeting is suitable for guarding machinery or equipment, especially given its specifications. The mesh offers both visibility and strength due to its round holes staggered pitch design and 1.5mm mild steel thickness. The uniformly sized 3mm holes allow for airflow and can prevent smaller debris or particulates from passing through, making it effective as a protective barrier. As well as offering a dense configuration, the 5mm pitch offers a robust shield against potential hazards.
Metal mesh sheeting can help protect operators from moving parts, flying debris, sparks, and other potential hazards associated with industrial operations when used as guarding. It’s important, however, to ensure that the mesh is properly anchored and fitted to the machine or equipment. It’s important to assess the specific requirements of each situation to determine whether additional safety measures are necessary, even though the mesh can be used for a variety of guarding applications.
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