When steel wires are cross-woven together, it forms a wire mesh that is useful for a wide range of applications. We can break these down into two general categories: reinforcement and filtering.
In construction, wire mesh is a great tool for reinforcement in concrete and asphalt applications, helping to reinforce roadways, walkways and floors and reducing the risk of cracks and deterioration of concrete without the added expense of rebar. Mesh is also useful in applications requiring a combination of flexibility, mobility and support (conveyor belts, for example).
The principle behind filtering is to trap certain things while letting other things through. The permeability of wire mesh makes it perfect for all sorts of filtering applications. On a larger scale, wire mesh is used to manage falling rocks from cliff sides, or even as ball stops at driving ranges and batting cages. On a smaller scale, thin wire mesh is useful in kitchen strainers and other household items.
Wire mesh is available in a wide range of tensile strengths and weaves, and may be welded or non-welded depending on application.
COMMON USES FOR WIRE MESH
- Road beds
- Walkway beds
- Concrete foundations
- Industrial strength floors and ceilings
- Concrete walls
- Factory conveyor belts
- Kitchen strainers
- Various filtering applications
- Furniture and decor
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Madison Steel is a global supplier of steel wire and related products servicing a variety of industries, and headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. Working in conjunction with over 30 manufacturers both domestically and abroad, Madison Steel provides you with access to some of the most consistent, proven wire mills and wire products in the world. Global Product Access. Madison provides product availability for the most consistent, proven steel wire and cable products in the world. What is wire mesh used for? Wire mesh is commonly used in industrial applications when separation or filtration is needed; it is also popular for use in commercial applications, like insect screening or animal fencing. Can you use wire mesh as a fence? Fencing mesh can be an integral aspect of your fencing. Mesh ranges from pliable chicken wire to sturdy welded mesh. Usually made of galvanized wire, the mesh fencing ranges in gauge weight and can get powder coating at the factory. Mesh fencing has many advantages.