Wire Mesh
Wire Mesh

Wire Mesh

Welded wire mesh has wide applications in the construction, agricultural and engineering industries, due to its high rigidity and strength. It is increasingly used in security applications and as machine guards.

The popular sizes are available from stock in standard sheets and rolls.

We can offer a cut to size panel service and supply non-standard mesh sizes to order.

Glossary of Terms

M-10 (Standard Stainless Steel Wire Mesh)

M-10 is NBC’s standard stainless steel wire mesh produced with rigorous quality control.
It is widely used for many sophisticated screen printing applications such as Printed Circuit Board, Membrane Switch, Solar Cells, Ceramic Packages, Capacitors and so forth.
The reliable quality and print repeatability are well recognized by those markets.

M-13 (Upgraded Stainless Steel Wire Mesh)

M-13 is upgraded NBC stainless steel wire mesh which is woven with 30% stronger stainless steel wire compared with standard stainless steel wire. The extra tensile strength of M-13 achieves higher screen tension and optimizes.

M-30 (Super Stainless Steel Wire Mesh)

M-30 has exceptionally low elongation and large mesh open area. It is woven with super stainless steel wire with 3 times stronger tensile strength than that of standard stainless steel wire. It minimizes mesh interference to print image while ensuring excellent paste
transition; making it suitable for challenging applications utilizing high viscosity paste, such as Solar Cell, MLCC, LTCC and so forth.

W-40 (Tungsten Wire Mesh, Next Generation)

M-40 is the next generation of wire meshes woven with tungsten wire which has even greater physical stability and print repeatability than the above super stainless steel wire mesh. Comparison of tensile strength per sq.mm is shown in the chart next page above.

HDM (Heavy Deposit Mesh)

HDM is developed for specific screen-printing applications that require a heavy ink deposit. The below magnifying photo shows unique structure of HDM compared with standard wire mesh.
A mesh is essentially a barrier that is semi-permeable. It can be made of made up of connected strands of fibre, metal or any other material that is ductile or flexible. A mesh and a nets or webs are similar in that they have several woven or attached strands.

Different Varieties Of Mesh

There are several different varieties of mesh, each of them made of different materials. The material of the mesh and its structure will decide where a particular mesh is used and what purpose it serves.

• A plastic mesh may be expanded, oriented, extruded or tubular. It can be made of nylon, polypropylene, polyethylene, PYFE or PVC.
• A metal mesh can be welded, knitted, woven, expanded, electroformed (screen filter) or photo-chemically etched from steel or various other metals. • In clothing, a mesh could mean any knitted or loosely-woven fabric that has numerous closely-spaced holes. These are generally used for making sports jerseys or any other clothing.
• A mesh skin graft is essentially a skin patch, cut in a systematic manner to form a mesh. Meshing skin grafts afford greater surface-area coverage at the actual recipient site. In addition to this, it permits the egress of sanguinous or serous fluid. The one downside is that, post-healing, the final result has a pebbled appearance which is not aesthetically appealing.
• Fibreglass mesh is made up of fine fibreglass threads that are woven neatly in a crisscross pattern. It is used in the manufacture of products such as filters and tape. A fibreglass filter is generally sprayed with a PVC coating to add strength and durability to it. Tape products are very commonly made with fibreglass.

Practical Uses Of Mesh

Meshes are extremely versatile and have numerous applications across a wide range of industries from medical to musical. In regions that are infested with insects, they are commonly used to keep these winged pests at bay. Mosquito netting as well as wire screens that are affixed on windows are types of meshes.

In addition to this, wire screens are also used in Faraday cages and microwaves. In these devices, they act as a shield from radio frequency radiation.

Nylon and metal wire meshes are used in various filtration applications. Thicker wire meshes are used as fencing and to secure areas such as parks and playgrounds or any private property. They can also be used in areas where vandal screens need to be put up.

Nylon and metal wire meshes are used in various filtration applications. Thicker wire meshes are used as fencing and to secure areas such as parks and playgrounds or any private property. They can also be used in areas where vandal screens need to be put up.

The Manufacturing Process

Cadisch in particular manufacture their architectural metal using hybrid automated looms. The warp rods or wires are stretched and spaced vertically, a shuttle then fires back and forth adding the weft material. Depending on weave components, sheets of up to 8 metres in width and or practically unlimited length are possible available using cable meshes.

The construction of this material allows flexibility in one direction whilst maintaining a degree of rigidity in the other. Tensioning the mesh correctly through fixing methodology will add additional rigidity and stability to the entire assembly if required.
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