316 Stainless Steel Wire Mesh
0.043mm hole 316 stainless steel wire mesh material in top quality 316 marine grade made from 0.03mm 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. As a result of the fineness of the wires, you would be able to bend and fold this mesh by hand very easily.
The 316 stainless steel wire mesh is a marine-grade material designed to provide durability and finesse simultaneously. Crafted from 316-grade stainless steel, it stands out for its corrosion resistance, especially in marine environments where salt and water can accelerate deterioration in standard materials.
Its fine structure is marked by a mesh count of 350 holes per linear inch, translating to a remarkable 122,500 holes per square inch. This intricate design is further defined by a wire thickness of 0.03mm, though it’s noteworthy that the structure becomes slightly thicker at intersections where two wires meet. The hole size or aperture is 0.043mm, ensuring a precise grid that balances visibility and filtration.
With an open area percentage of 34%, the mesh strikes a balance between strength and airflow. This openness makes it versatile for a range of applications where both robustness and ventilation are crucial.
One of the standout features of this mesh is its user-friendly adaptability. Despite its finely woven structure, it can be tailored with ease. Whether you’re using standard kitchen scissors or simply your fingertips, the mesh can be torn or cut to the desired size, eliminating the need for specialised tools.
Wire Cloth Specification
Below are the specifications of this fine woven mesh wire cloth:
- Mesh Count = 350 holes per linear inch. The amount of holes measured against a straight line inch
- Holes / Wires Per Square Inch = 122,500 holes per square inch. The amount of holes per linear inch squared
- Wire Thickness = 0.03mm. The thickness of each wire. The structure is thicker than this where two wires meet
- Hole Size / Aperture = 0.043mm. This is the square hole size from wire to wire
- Open Area % = 34%. The amount of the mesh that is open. The higher this number the more open a mesh is
- Cut With – Standard kitchen scissors or fingers alone. We would use fingertips to tear this mesh to size
You will find this 316 stainless steel wire mesh to be of interest if you require a very fine product for a filtration application. The stainless steel wire used to make this fine mesh is 316 grade, which provides excellent corrosion resistance.
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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 sheets are commonly often used in applications where the passing of air 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.
Copper, brass, black, and galvanised steel wire mesh materials are also available in large stock quantities at bargain prices. See our blog for specific information on all of our various material options.
FAQs For This Product
Can The Mesh Be Used For Electromagnetic Shielding?
Certainly, the 316 stainless steel wire mesh, with its fine structure and metallic composition, has properties that make it suitable for electromagnetic shielding. In electromagnetic shielding, conductive or magnetic barriers are used to reduce the electromagnetic field in a space. Electromagnetic radiation is effectively absorbed and dispersed by stainless steel, especially in its woven form. With its 122,500 holes per square inch, the 316 stainless steel wire mesh ensures a continuous barrier against electromagnetic interference (EMI). 316 grade stainless steel’s inherent corrosion resistance ensures that shielding effectiveness remains consistent over time, even in challenging environments. Although 316 stainless steel wire mesh may not be as effective as some specialised EMI shielding materials, it is still a viable option for applications requiring moderate shielding.
How Is The Mesh’s Durability Affected At Points Where Two Wires Meet?
The overlay of wires in the 316 stainless steel wire mesh increases the combined thickness at points where two wires intersect. There are both benefits and considerations for durability in these intersection points, or “knots.”
Positively, these intersection points can provide extra strength and rigidity to the mesh, making it more resistant to tearing or breaking. As a result of the overlapped structure, the pressure or load is distributed over a wider area, allowing the mesh to withstand stresses more easily.
On the flip side, these points can also be vulnerable. These crevices can trap moisture or chemicals in environments where corrosion is a concern, potentially accelerating localised corrosion. As a result, 316-grade stainless steel is known for its superior corrosion resistance, especially in marine environments. This property significantly reduces the risk of such issues.
Additionally, the increased thickness at intersections might slightly reduce the mesh’s flexibility. Due to the fine structure of the mesh, these differences are often negligible.
Is The Wire Mesh Corrosion-Resistant In Saltwater Environments?
Yes, the 316 stainless steel wire mesh is notably corrosion-resistant, especially in saltwater environments. Due to its enhanced resistance to chloride corrosion, stainless steel grade 316 is often referred to as “marine grade.”
Saltwater environments are challenging due to the presence of chloride ions, which can be particularly aggressive to metals, leading to pitting and crevice corrosion. 316 stainless steel is corrosive-resistant thanks to its molybdenum content.
There is no material that is completely immune to corrosion, even stainless steel wire mesh. In marine environments, regular maintenance, such as cleaning to remove salt deposits, can prolong the mesh’s lifespan and maintain its appearance.
Check out our blog ‘the benefits of using 316 grade stainless steel for food grade applications for more information on this product. Our goal for our blogs and help guides is to answer as many questions as possible to help to explain the possibilities of mesh to our customers. You may also be interested in our blog about hardware cloth. This article explains the term in great detail.
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