Stainless steel woven wire mesh is often specified for architectural applications, both internally and externally. Most commonly Grade 304 is specified, however Grade 316 is also used.
Architectural applications include external mesh facades, ceilings, solar shading, mesh balustrades, decorative screens, partitions and wall cladding.
Stainless woven wire mesh is a sustainable material which offers superior economic and environmental benefits as well as high strength to weight ratio, ease of fabrication and excellent aesthetic appeal.
Commercial Grade Stocked Stainless Steel Woven Mesh Regularly used for Architectural Mesh 30 Metre Rolls
|Product Code||Mesh||SWG||Nominal Aperture mm||Wire Diam mm||Approx % Open Area||Width mm||Grade||Data Sheet|
|SSWO 22250 1244 IC||1||10||22.25||3.15||77||1245||304|
|SSWO 22250 1246 IC||1||10||22.25||3.15||77||1245||316|
|SSWO 22250 1836 IC||1||10||22.25||3.15||77||1830||316|
|SSWO 16500 1246 IC||3/4||12||16.5||2.5||75||1245||316|
|SSWO 12880 1246 LC||1.6||10||12.88||3||66||1245||316|
|SSWO 11100 1224 IC||2||16||11.1||1.6||76||1245||304|
|SSWO 11100 1245 IC||2||16||11.1||1.6||76||1245||316|
|SSWO 10700 1244 IC||2||14||10.7||2||71||1245||304|
|SSWO 10700 1246 IC||2||14||10.7||2||71||1245||316|
|SSWO 10200 1246 LC||2||12||10.2||2.5||65||1245||316|
Minimum Sale Quantities
^ Sold 30m roll only
915mm, 1220mm & 1245mm wide – 2 lineal meters
1550mm wide – 10 lineal meters (only sold in multiples of 10 lineal meters)
Stainless Steel Woven Mesh - More Information
Stainless Woven Mesh Terminology
Mesh – The number of openings per lineal inch.
SWG – Standard wire gauge
Aperture- The distance between two adjacent wires
Diameter- The thickness of the wire before weaving
Pitch- The distance between the middle point of two adjacent wires or the sum of the aperture width and the wire diameter.
% Open Area- The ratio of the area of the aperture to the area of the mesh expressed in percentage terms
Weft- All wires running across the cloth as woven
Stainless Woven Mesh Formulas
Calculating the aperture
- Count of a convenient number of apertures (N)
- Measure the length covered by the N apertures (L)
- Measure the wire diameter (D)
- The average aperture (A)
Working example of calculating the aperture of 6/20 woven wire mesh
- Number of apertures counted N = 6
- Length covered by apertures centre to centre L = 25.4mm
- Diameter of wire D = 0.9mm
The woven wire is identified as 3.33mm aperture / 0.9mm diameter
Percentage Open Area
The mesh has a 62% open area
Micron (micrometer) is a unit of measure, in which usually only fine mesh under 1mm is referred to. A micron us a thousandth of a millimetre.
In this example 325/48.5, 0.043mm aperture, 0.035mm diameter is used.
Has extra crimps in warp and weft wires between intersections.
Lock Crimp Weave
Is produced with pre-crimped wire. Lock crimp weave is stabilised by a notch or bump at the wire intersections.
Is Produced by passing each fill wire alternatively over and under two warp wires.
Welded Mesh Calculations
- Mesh mm
- Diam mm
- Open Area %
- Weight Squ m