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Stainless Steel Woven Mesh

  FROM WEST POINT HOME Date:2007-01-16 Author :M.Akbar

All you need to know about stainless steel wire mesh.


Stainless steel mesh is the most popular woven screen in the industrial world. It is known for its corrosion resistance and strength.

Stainless steel wire mesh contains chromium and nickel in addition to steel. It is non-magnetic in the annealed condition. After stainless steel wire mesh has been woven, it may become slightly magnetic due to cold working.

The two basic metal types: Alloy Type 304 and Type 316

Stainless Steel Wire Mesh - Examples of Uses


Stainless Steel Wire Mesh - Cutting

Stainless steel meshes with wire diameters from .001 inch to .010 are easily cut with scissors. The heavier wire diameters from .011 up to about .047 can be cut with tin snips. Wire diameters over .047 inches are difficult to cut with hand tools but a compound aircraft-style hand shear can usually nibble its way through.

Stainless Steel Wire Mesh - Choosing

How do I choose a mesh size?

In general, our website gives detailed descriptions and pictures of many stainless steel meshes.

For someone unfamiliar with wire mesh size terminology, 2 mesh has two wires in each direction in a square inch. You could easily pass a pencil through the openings.

16 mesh has 16 wires in each direction in a square inch. This mesh is used in a window or porch screens to keep out common insects.

60 mesh has 60 wires each direction in a square inch and is the size commonly used in kitchen faucets. An 80 mesh has an opening which will barely pass a human hair.

An idea of how thick the wire is can be estimated using the fact that a piece of paper is about three thousandths (.003) of an inch thick. So, a wire .018 inches thick is equal to 6 sheets of paper. (.018 divided by .003 equals 6). The total thickness of the woven meshes will be about twice the thickness of a single wire. In this case, it would have an overall thickness equal to 12 sheets of paper.

Stainless Steel Wire Mesh - Discs


Our "Quot-O-Matic" Disc pricer can get you quick quotes by phone. To get an email quote for stainless steel mesh discs: You will need to indicate material, disc diameter, mesh and quantity.


Standards and quality

Weaving meets ANSI/AWCI - 01 -1992 and ASTM E 2016-99 and RRW 360.

Stainless Steel Wire Mesh - Samples

TWP Inc. will provide samples for your testing and inspection.

Sample Policy

TWP Inc. will provide samples for your testing and inspection. The cost is $8 per sample ordered (plus UPS Charges).

The sample sizes are as follows:


For the quickest service, please order your samples on-line.

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