Wire mesh as a building material is often used in various industries, such as agriculture, horticulture, transportation, mining and construction. One of the most common types is the welded wire variety.
How Welded Wire Mesh Is Made
A welded wire mesh is a series of steel wires welded at the wire cross-sections using one of the many welding techniques, such as tungsten inert gas (TIG) welding and resistance spot welding. The manufacturing process involves the spools of wires being threaded into a weld mesh machine, with separate ones being fed through a straightener and pre-cut to match the desired width of the mesh.
The wires from the spools are then fed into the machine. The pre-cut wires are then laid across the wires from the spools. From there, the machine applies a uniform and simultaneous weld at each cross-section. You can find welded wire mesh products in metal supplies stores packaged in rolls or panels of predetermined size.
For What Welded Wire Mesh Used?
Thicker wires are often used to withstand the welding process, giving it more rigidity and durability. The mesh pattern creates a spacing that is usually between one-half inch and four inches apart. The increased strength and stability of the products make it a perfect choice for perimeter fencing for homes and protective caging for livestock, crops, gardens and other agricultural and horticulture applications.
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