We are often asked how to cut stainless steel welded mesh & woven mesh and the answer very much depends on the wire diameter. The smallest wire gauge that we stock is 0.025mm which is thinner than the finest human hair and obviously doesn’t need to be cut with an angle grinder.... continue reading.
Generally speaking, it is not possible to determine the composition of a stainless steel by simple visual inspection, although colour can be a guide to separating austenitic grades (300 series) which have a yellow tinge, and ferritic grades (400 series) which have a blue metallic tinge).... continue reading.
Sustainable and sustainability are terms that we hear every day, in fact, we are bombarded with them. Just about every product on the market has the “sustainable” tag, because marketers know that consumers want “sustainable” products.... continue reading.
An important attribute of stainless steel is its ability to provide long term performance with minimum maintenance. Whilst galvanised steel has a lower material cost than stainless steel, the cost of using galvanised steel, over the desired life of the product or system in which it is used, is considerably more.... continue reading.
There are several hundred grades of stainless with differing chemical compositions, but only about ten are in common use. Most products in our range of stainless steel wire and stainless steel mesh products are offered in two grades – 304 and 316. The choice of grade is determined by the application and environment.... continue reading.
Don’t panic this is known as “tea staining”, a common cause of the deterioration of stainless steel surfaces. This is the unsightly brown discolouration caused by corrosion. While it is a cosmetic issue only, and does not affect the structural integrity or lifetime of the material, it makes the appearance of initially pristine stainless steel.... continue reading.
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