Understanding the Manufacturing Process of Wire Meshes

Al Miqat Hardware is here to make you understand the manufacturing process of Welded and Woven Wire Mesh, Perforated Metal and Expanded Metal.

Welded Wire Mesh

Welded Wire Mesh is a metal wire screen that is made from various alloys including steel, stainless steel, brass and copper. Welded wire meshes are manufactured by welding the wires together at all intersections for strength, flexibility, and a consistent opening size. Stainless steel welded mesh is considered when rust and corrosion resistance is of importance. This material is brighter and cleaner and can be used in numerous applications.  Our welded wire mesh is available in Electro-Galvanized, Hot Dipped Galvanized, Stainless Steel and Epoxy Coated Steel materials. Opening sizes range from a 1/4? to 6?, and a variety of gauges or wire diameters are available in each type of material.

Woven Wire Mesh

Woven Wire Mesh is available in stainless steel and is made as a cloth with wire threads woven at right angles. Wires which run lengthwise are known as warp wires, whilst those running perpendicular are weft wires. A variety of weaving styles are available. Plain Weave has every wire going over and under every other wire. Twill weave has wires crossing two over and two under. Dutch Weave uses a minimum number of warp wire and maximum number of weft wires. This produces a more stable and strong finished product. Woven Wire Mesh is available in a variety of opening and wire diameters.


Perforated Metal

Perforated Metal Sheet is a product that is made from sheet steel which is fed through a machine that punches out round holes or other designs depending on the customer’s requirements. The holes can be placed in straight rows or staggered to help increase the amount of the openings. The edges of the sheets are not punched to add stability. The removed metal from the holes are later recycled.


Expanded Metal

Expanded Metal is manufactured by first creating multiple slits in the sheet, and then stretching the sheet of metal. When the metal is stretched it creates a unique diamond pattern opening with one of the strands protruding at a slight angle. The strands that are raised can be flattened later in the process if desired. Production costs for this product is usually less owing to minimum wastage of metal during production.

How is Wire Mesh is used in filtration process

Wire Mesh is used as sieves to filter gases, liquids, and solids.  Some Stainless Steel Mesh is so small that it can actually separate liquids and gasses.

We can supply Stainless Steel Mesh with an ability to filter tiny particles as small as 1 Micron. A micron, also known as a micrometer, is one thousandth of a millimeter and one millionth of a meter.

316L Stainless Steel Wire Mesh Screen is a recommended choice because it is resistant to pitting by solutions containing chloride ions, phosphoric acid, sulfuric acid, and brine solutions. This is a great option to filter gases, liquids, and solids. SS 316 & 316L Stainless Steel Wire Mesh Screen is also used in chemical, food, pharmaceutical, medical, refining, power plant, aircraft, photographic, textile, paper equipment and strainers.

The screen can be produced to be customized for your business needs. From industrial to commercial applications, wire mesh is a common metal product that is used by many daily.

Safety equals Wire Mesh, 3 Key Areas

Wire Mesh as a product might not appeal to general mass due to its large size. However, Wire Mesh are today used as a primary product across the world for 3 important applications

1. Security

Wire Meshes are used as a primary solution for perimeter security for business, lands, zoos, airports, bridges, highways, military areas, government structures etc to prevent trespassing. Wire Meshes along with side products like Concertina Razor and Barbed Wire can act like a perfect solution for any industry or application.

2. Concrete Reinforcement

Wire Meshes are used in construction sites for concrete reinforcement in walls of building and barriers. This ensures the strength and durability of the concrete to provide us better protection.

3. Filtration as Sieves

Wire Meshes are common product when it comes to filtering contaminants. We can provide wire mesh with filtering capabilities as low as 1 Micron. Wire Meshes are used to filter liquids, solids, gases etc.