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 of wire mesh are separating, screening, and shielding. The services or functions offered by a wire mesh or wire cloth is beneficial to the agricultural, industrial transportation, and mining sectors. Wire mesh is designed for the movement of bulk products and powders because of its strength and durability.

Manufacturers produce wire mesh using two methods–weaving and welding.

Weaving involves the use of industrial looms, especially rapier looms. Manufacturers may use the loom to weave mesh of many different standard and custom patterns. When they are done, manufacturers load the mesh onto rolls, which they cut off and use as needed. They refer to wires woven horizontally, or lengthwise, as warp wires, and wires woven vertically, or crosswise, as weft wires.

Welding is a process during which metalworkers electrically bond wires at the points where they intersect. Metalworkers complete welded wire mesh products by cutting and bending them into shape. Welding creates mesh that is strong and that cannot unravel or fall apart.

Applications of Woven Wire Mesh

Applications of Welded Wire Mesh

  • Perimeter Fencing
  • Protective Caging
  • Handrail Panels

Our wire mesh is available in the following material types.

Direct Metals® is a wire mesh supplier that provides a variety of wire mesh styles and materials to fulfill any of your project needs. For more information regarding wire mesh,  request a quote today!




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