The Difference Between Woven Wire Mesh & Welded Wire Mesh

Wire Mesh is a factory-made product created from the intertwining of lustrous wire that has been merged and interweaved to form consistent parallel spaces with symmetrical gaps. There are several materials used in making wire mesh, however, the major materials are generally from metals. They include: low-carbon steel, high-carbon steel, copper, aluminum, and nickel. The major functions…
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Direct Metals Safety Grating by Industry

Every year, workplace accidents cost companies millions of dollars in lost man hours and production. Workers’ compensation and medical costs associated with workplace accidents have been estimated at $70 billion annually in the United States [1]. Direct Metals is a safety grating supplier that designs safety grating products that reduce accident rates by providing a…
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Help Prevent Work Injuries with Metal Safety Grating & Stair Treads

Statistics from the Consumer Product Safety Commission show that “floors and flooring materials contribute to more than 2 million fall injuries each year” [1]. Many of these injuries are a result of poorly chosen safety materials used for walkways and stairs in industrial settings. By choosing the right flooring for an application, you are preventing…
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What Metal is Best for my Architectural Project?

Direct Metals is your go-to supplier for Architectural Metals. We offer a variety of wire mesh, perforated metal, expanded metal, and bar grating. When it comes to deciding what type of metal is best for your application, we will assist to customize it to fit your needs. To get a sense for what each type…
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