304 Stainless Steel Wire Mesh
Stainless steel wire mesh in top quality 304 grade made from 0.16mm wire. As you can see from the image, this is a fine mesh specification. The holes are very small and not especially visible by naked eye. It is of interest to anyone who needs a fine mesh for any application. You would be able to bend and fold this gauze by hand very easily.
The 304 stainless steel wire mesh is a finely woven product crafted for precision and durability. Designed with a wire thickness of 0.16mm, each linear inch of the mesh comprises 50 wires, equating to 2,500 wires per square inch. This intricate configuration results in a hole size or aperture of 0.33mm, ensuring a detailed and consistent mesh pattern.
One of the defining features of this wire mesh is its 47% open area, striking a balance between allowing flow-through and providing a semi-transparent barrier. This balance is especially useful in applications where both ventilation and a level of filtration or protection are required.
Given its construction from 304 stainless steel, users can expect resistance to corrosion and tarnishing. This characteristic makes the mesh ideal for a range of environments, from kitchen and household uses to more demanding industrial applications.
For added convenience, despite its robust nature, the mesh can easily be resized using standard kitchen scissors. This flexibility to cut and adjust ensures suitability for a myriad of projects and requirements without the need for specialised tools.
Wire Cloth Specification
The specifications of this woven wire mesh are as below:
- Holes / Wires Per Linear Inch = 50
- Holes / Wires Per Square Inch =2,500
- Wire Thickness = 0.16mm
- Hole Size / Aperture = 0.33mm
- Open Area % = 47%
- Cut With – Standard kitchen scissors. We would use scissors to cut this to size
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We also offer a massive range of 304 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.
Why Choose The Mesh Company?
Our group have been in the mesh industry for over 150 years. We are one of the UK’s most trusted mesh suppliers because:
- Quality products: We offer high-quality products that are designed to meet the needs of a wide range of customers.
- Wide range of products: We are known for offering a wide range of products, including mesh, fencing, netting, and other related products.
- Experienced staff: Our staff are knowledgeable, experienced, and can provide expert advice and assistance to customers. This can be especially helpful for customers who are unsure about which product to choose or who have specific requirements. We also regular write blogs and help guides to help explain what our materials can be used for.
- Competitive prices: We are sure that our prices are always the lowest around. This makes us an attractive option for customers who are looking for a cost-effective solution.
- Customer service: The Mesh Company place a high priority on service and offer excellent support and assistance to our customers. This can help to ensure that you will have a positive experience when working with The Mesh Company.
What Other Woven Mesh Options Are Available?
The Mesh Company has an enormous range of woven wire mesh products. We truly are an industry leader among suppliers of weld mesh and woven wire materials. With the capabilities we have in-house, we can provide virtually anything you require.
FAQs For This Product
Can I Use This 304 Stainless Steel Wire Mesh for Decorative Purposes?
Certainly! With its fine weave, the 304 stainless steel wire mesh looks sleek and modern. Despite its small size, the mesh has a unique texture and shimmering effect when light hits it despite its small holes. As a result, it is an excellent choice for decorative elements in architectural designs, for use as a room divider, or for use as a subtle backdrop in displays. Its understated sophistication makes it suitable for a range of aesthetics, from contemporary to industrial. In addition to its durability, its aesthetic appeal will last for a long time.
Can This Wire Mesh Be Welded or Soldered?
Welding is possible with 304 stainless steel wire mesh. Welding stainless steel 304 is common. The mesh must be clean and free of contaminants before welding. A suitable filler material and welding process (such as TIG or MIG) will yield the best results. The area might discolor after welding due to heat, but it can be cleaned to restore its appearance.
As for soldering, it’s possible, but stainless steel can be a bit challenging due to its resistance to solder flow. Soldering stainless steel should be improved by using a specialised flux. Use lead-free solder if the mesh will come into contact with food or potable water.
How Do I Install the 304 Stainless Steel Wire Mesh in a Frame?
Installing the 304 stainless steel wire mesh into a frame involves a series of steps to ensure it’s securely held in place and looks neat. Here’s a basic guide:
- Measure and Cut: Measure the dimensions of the frame where the mesh will be installed. Cut the mesh slightly larger than these measurements using standard kitchen scissors or specialised metal-cutting shears to ensure a snug fit.
- Preparation of Frame: Clean the frame to remove any dirt or debris. If the frame has slots or channels designed for mesh insertion, ensure they are clear and accessible.
- Positioning the Mesh: Lay the mesh over the opening of the frame. Ensure that it is evenly spread out without any buckling or waving.
- Securing the Mesh:
- Mechanical Fastening: Use U-shaped staples or clips to fasten the mesh onto the frame. A staple gun designed for metal staples can be handy for this. Ensure staples are evenly spaced to hold the mesh uniformly.
- Welding: If the frame is also made of a weldable material, the mesh can be spot-welded at intervals to secure it. This method offers a more permanent and cleaner look, but proper care is needed to avoid warping the mesh due to excessive heat.
- Adhesive: Use a strong metal adhesive or epoxy to bond the mesh to the frame. Apply adhesive on the frame’s edges, then press the mesh firmly into place. Ensure the adhesive is compatible with stainless steel.
- Trimming: After securing, trim any excess mesh using scissors or shears to ensure it aligns perfectly with the frame’s edges.
- Finishing Touches: Sand any sharp edges if necessary. If you’ve welded the mesh, clean the welded spots to remove any discoloration and to restore the original appearance.
- Maintenance: Once installed, ensure you clean the mesh periodically to maintain its appearance and prevent any build-up of dust or debris.
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