Stainless steel is the most widely available in the wire mesh industry. Aside from the countless combinations of mesh opening sizes and diameter wire available both from stock and through manufacturing, S S Wire mesh has excellent corrosion resistance in a wide range of environments and is used in a wide range of applications.
Another of the many benefits of SS is heat resistance. SS displays good oxidation resistance to a temperature. Stainless steel is also excellent for fabrication purposes – it can be formed and cut to size with appropriate tools and machinery. It can also be welded, using most common welding techniques, and it is virtually non-magnetic in the annealed condition. From a cost standpoint, it is usually the most attractively priced of most readily available stainless steel mesh alloys in the industry, especially when taking into consideration its lifecycle.
Stainless steel is available in both woven and welded constructions – both from stock and through custom manufacturing. Below is the standard chemical composition for SS, commonly used in the wire mesh and wire cloth industry