For the home handyman I encourage you to search the internet for help with specific applications. Someone out there, somewhere, sometime, has almost invariably done what you want to do and is only too pleased to tell you about it via one of the many stainless steel or welding forums.... continue reading.
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.
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.
We are now enjoying the beginning of spring- you can smell it in the air. As a keen gardener I love this time of year, lots of plants are beginning to shoot and unfortunately so are the weeds! To stay on top of the garden I have to be organised- I have decided to share with you some of the ways that we use stainless steel wire and mesh in our garden. One of the many benefits being that it requires no maintenance!... continue reading.
In our previous posts we have discussed the terminology of woven mesh and the formulas for identifying woven mesh. This post is dedicated to the three different weaves we stock, plain weave, twill weave and intercrimp.... continue reading.
We often have customer requests to identify stainless woven mesh whether it be to match or replace an existing specification. Using the formulas and steps below will help you identify your mesh. Give us a call if you get stuck!... continue reading.
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