Welded Wire Mesh

Dorstener Wire Tech is the leading industrial welded wire mesh supplier and manufacturer offering a full line of welded wire mesh products for a wide range of applications. Welded wire mesh is generally constructed in rolls or flat panels depending on the wire and opening size. DWT’s welded wire mesh varieties include square and rectangular openings. Custom wire openings are available upon request. The intersections of the wire mesh are typically resistance-welded according to the alloy requirement. Weld set down (thickness of the welded intersection) and weld strength are determined by weld time, weld pressure, and weld temperature.

DWT designs custom welded mesh to meet your specific product requirements, increasing your production efficiency and reducing costs. Our network of affiliate mills provides the capability to manufacture welded mesh to meet a wide range of specifications and applications.

Welded Wire Mesh Products

DWT’s expert staff will work with you to select the most effective welded wire mesh product for your application, including alloy selection, mesh opening size, and wire diameter.

Carbon Steel & Galvanized Welded Wire Mesh

Dorstener Wire Tech offers a full line of carbon steel and galvanized welded wire mesh products for all industries. Carbon steel and galvanized welded wire cloth are available in standard and custom mesh and wire configuration. These products are used for a wide range of applications, from food service equipment to ventilation screens.

DWT’s carbon steel and galvanized welded wire mesh are high quality (grade A) and come in the following standard products.

Welded Mesh From Bright Basic Steel

This mesh is used when cost is a major factor due to the low cost of the material. The main drawback for using this product is the mesh could rust when exposed to climate change or if used in a damp environment.

Welded Mesh Made From Copper Flashed Steel

This product is used for applications when the mesh will be coated with nickel after fabrication. It is commonly used for fryer baskets for the food industry.

GAW (Galvanized After Welding) Welded Mesh

In this process, the mesh is hot-dipped galvanized after the wire is welded, coating all the weld intersections. GAW welded wire mesh performs well in damp environments and is used in applications such as ventilation screens, animal enclosures, and light duty industrial applications.

GBW (Galvanized Before Welding) Welded Mesh

In this process, the wire is coated prior to welding, leaving the welds uncoated. While GBW provides some protection against damp conditions, it is more prone to rust than GAW mesh. It is primarily used for indoor applications such as security screens and guards for machinery.

DWT’s carbon steel and galvanized welded wire mesh products are available in the following standard configurations. Custom products can be designed to meet your requirements.

  • Opening size, or mesh count, ranging from 1/4” up to 2”. Typically the openings of welded mesh are measured from center to center of the wire.
  • Wire diameters ranging from .025” to .12” in standard configurations. Larger diameter wires are available for custom applications. Wire diameters are measured prior to welding.
  • Roll sizes up to 72” wide and custom panel sizes are available. We can manufacture rolls and flat panels in custom sizes to meet your production requirements. Generally, welded mesh is made in rolls when wire diameters are smaller than .080” and in flat panels when wire sizes are over .080”.

Our unique manufacturing process enables us to provide welded mesh that is flat without curl.

Carbon Steel & Galvanized Welded Mesh Services

We offer finishing and conversion services including:

  • Coil slitting
  • Flush cut edges
  • Random cut edges
  • Annealing
  • Precision shearing
  • Straightening and flattening

Full inspection services are available.

Stainless Steel Welded Mesh

Dorstener Wire Tech offers a full line of stainless steel welded wire mesh products for applications ranging from simple baskets to turbine inlet screens. Our expert staff is available to assist you in selecting the most effective stainless steel for your welded wire mesh product.

The standard stainless steel options for DWT’s welded wire mesh are:

  • 304 SS and 304L SS
  • 316 SS and 316L SS
  • 347 SS
  • 321 SS

Other specialty alloy welded mesh is available for custom applications. DWT offers alloy verification services to determine whether the alloy selected meets your requirements.

All products can be manufactured using DFAR and non-DFAR compliant materials. DWT’s welded wire mesh products are offered with the following configurations:

  • Opening size, or mesh count, ranging from .030”-2”. Typically the openings of welded mesh are measured from center to center of the wire.
  • Wire diameters ranging from .020” to .080” in standard configurations. Larger diameter wires are available for custom applications. Wire diameters are measured prior to welding.
  • Roll sizes up to 80” wide and custom panel sizes are available. We can manufacture rolls and flat panels in custom sizes to meet your production requirements. Generally, welded mesh is manufactured in rolls when wire diameters are smaller than .080” and in flat panels when wire sizes are over .080”.

Specialty & Custom Weld Wire Mesh Products

Custom welded mesh products can be made from many alloys and can be manufactured to meet specific product and application needs, including custom mesh designs with shaped wires and dropped wires. We offer a broad range of alloys, including nickel-based exotic alloys. Extra long and extra wide rolls are available, as are custom panel sizes.  

Dorstener Wire Tech offers custom welded mesh products for applications requiring extraordinary strength, reinforcement, specialty shapes or non-standard openings. We provide custom solutions to all industries, including the safety, security, food service, architectural, and construction industries.

DWT’s specialty welded wire mesh configurations include:

Flex Net (Cable)

Welded mesh that utilizes cables in place of solid wires. This provides excellent flexibility and has many applications for safety and security products.

Flex Net (Rigid Belt)

Welded mesh that utilizes a cable in one direction and a flat in the other. This type of mesh is used to increase the strength of concrete and help with repair of concrete pilings.

Flat Top Welded Mesh

This is welded mesh that utilizes specialty-shaped or dropped wires to produce a custom mesh, or a specialty-shaped end product. Applications include drainage screens, trays, baskets, and architectural applications.

Non-Standard Openings

DWT manufactures a wide range of height aspect ratio weld mesh products. This type of construction is often used when a client requires a high percent of open area in the mesh. Dorstener is able to produce welded mesh with up to a 90% open area.

Custom Shapes

Our welded wire mesh products can be manufactured in rolls, sheets and as round, square, rectangular, or special shapes.

Extra Long and Extra Wide Rolls

Dorstener Wire’s welded wire mesh is available in extra long and extra wide rolls to provide you with the most effective material configuration for your application.

Wide Selection of Alloys

We offer a wide selection of stainless steel, nickel, copper, brass, exotic metals, and specialty alloys. Our staff will work with you to select the best material for your product. We provide alloy verification services to validate that the alloy selected meets your requirements.

Welded Wire Mesh Conversion & Fabrication Services

Dorstener Wire Tech provides a full range of conversion services for woven wire cloth and welded wire mesh products. Custom shapes and sizes can be fabricated to meet clients’ requirements and specifications. All products can be manufactured using DFAR and non-DFAR compliant materials.

Welded Mesh Laser Cutting & Stampings

DWT provides custom shapes to meet clients’ specifications and requirements.

Welded Mesh Precision Slitting

Slit widths are available from 0.60” and larger. Coils are available with and without cardboard cores. Our standard cores sizes are 3” and 6” ID’s.

Welded Mesh Precision Shearing

DWT’s automated shearing machinery ensures consistent quality of sheared mesh. All products are sheared flat and square.

Welded Mesh Edge Cutting

Welded mesh can often require unique edge treatments. We can offer random cut edges and clean cut (flush cut edges) for most welded mesh products.

Flattening and Stretching of Welded Mesh

Dorstener Wire Tech offers flattening and shaping services for woven wire cloth and welded wire mesh. As with many steel products, wire cloth and welded wire mesh have coil set or memory in the material after welding or weaving. These products will need to be processed to make the material flat, level, and ready for production. DWT’s flattening and shaping services solve any processing issues you have experienced with coil set, camber, or side curl in your wire cloth or mesh. We will deliver your mesh to you production-ready, and to your requirements. Material up to 60” wide can be flattened and stretched to stabilize the mesh and improve the overall quality of the wire cloth part.

Annealing of Welded Mesh

Annealing increases the ease of working with the wire cloth & welded mesh. It allows for deep drawing and pleating.

DWT’s staff works with all clients to ensure that the our products meet or exceed customers requirements. Our conversion services help to minimize product costs and maximize production efficiency for the client. Contact us today to learn more about our conversion and fabrication services for woven wire cloth and welded wire mesh products.

Stock & Quick Ship Welded Mesh Specifications

wdt_ID ALLOY CTC DISTANCE (in) WIRE SIZE (in) ROLL SIZE DWT DESC. WEIGHT PER SQ. FT. % OF OPEN AREA
1 CARBON STEEL GAW 1/4 X 1/4 0.028 24" X 100' 4 MESH .028" WELDED GAW 0.202 78.90
2 CARBON STEEL GAW 1/4 X 1/4 0.028 36" X 100' 4 MESH .028" WELDED GAW 0.202 78.90
3 CARBON STEEL GAW 1/4 X 1/4 0.028 40" X 100' 4 MESH .028" WELDED GAW 0.202 78.90
4 CARBON STEEL GAW 1/4 X 1/4 0.028 48" X 100' 4 MESH .028" WELDED GAW 0.202 78.90
5 CARBON STEEL GAW 1/2 X 1/2 0.041 24" X 100' 2 MESH .041" WELDED GAW 0.216 84.30
6 CARBON STEEL GAW 1/2 X 1/2 0.028 36" X 100' 2 MESH .041" WELDED GAW 0.216 84.30
7 CARBON STEEL GAW 1/2 X 1/2 0.028 48" X 100' 2 MESH .041" WELDED GAW 0.216 84.30
8 CARBON STEEL GAW 1/2 X 1/2 0.063 24" X 100' 2 MESH .063" WELDED GAW 0.512 76.40
9 CARBON STEEL GAW 1/2 X 1/2 0.063 36" X 100' 2 MESH .063" WELDED GAW 0.512 76.40
10 CARBON STEEL GAW 1/2 X 1/2 0.063 48" X 100' 2 MESH .063" WELDED GAW 0.512 76.40
ALLOY CTC DISTANCE (in) WIRE SIZE (in) ROLL SIZE DWT DESC. WEIGHT PER SQ. FT. % OF OPEN AREA

Dorstener is ISO 9001 Certified, and most of our welded wire mesh products can be supplied in DFAR or Non-DFAR compliant materials. Welded mesh in specialty and exotic alloys is also available in both custom and standard configurations. Contact our expert staff for design and material selection assistance. We will work with you to determine the most effective welded wire mesh product for your requirements and budget. Contact us today for more information about our slitting services.

Resources

Welded Wire Mesh Solutions

12-page sales brochure for Welded Wire Mesh with standard specifications (PDF)

Stainless Steel Woven Cloth Materials Chemistry

Stainless Steel Woven Cloth Materials Chemistry (PDF)

Nickel Based Alloy Woven Cloth Materials Chemistry

Nickel Based Alloy Woven Cloth Materials Chemistry (PDF)

Copper, Brass, & Bronze Woven Cloth Materials Chemistry

Copper, Brass, & Bronze Woven Cloth Materials Chemistry (PDF)

ASTM E2016 Standard Specification for Industrial Woven Wire Cloth

This specification covers industrial woven wire fabric, referred to as wire cloth, for general use including the separation of particles. (purchase)

ASTM E2814 Standard Specification for Industrial Woven Wire Filter Cloth

This specification covers the special grade of industrial woven wire cloth, referred to as filter cloth, for general filtration including the separation of solids from fluids (liquids or gases), based on a desired particle size retention. Filter cloth can be made of any primary metal or metal alloy wire that is suitable for weaving. (purchase)

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