Different Types of Wire Mesh
Wire mesh can be designed into different types such as woven and welded. These wire meshes can be used in farms, gardens, sports fields, and construction industries. Wanzhi Steel offers different types of welded wire mesh and woven wire mesh to meet the specific needs of our customers. Here are the details of different types of wire mesh compiled for you. Next, let’s review them together.
What are the Different Types of Wire Mesh?
Galvanized Wire Mesh After Welding (GAW)
This type of welded wire mesh is made by welding iron wire into a mesh by a line welder and then galvanizing it. This process produces welded wire mesh with a zinc layer covering the entire mesh, including the welded area. Therefore, the corrosion protection of welded wire mesh will be better. But the price of galvanized metal mesh after welding is relatively higher. Therefore, when buying welded wire mesh, you must choose to buy according to your actual situation and focus.
Galvanized Wire Mesh Before Welding (GBW)
Galvanized before welding means that the wire is first coated with a layer of zinc on its surface by electro-galvanizing equipment. Then the galvanized wire is warp and weft welded. This process can produce coarse wire diameter welded wire mesh. However, there is a disadvantage in that the welded joints of welded wire mesh are prone to rust, which affects the service life of welded wire mesh. Overall, however, GBW welded wire mesh is economical and ideal for many applications.
Wire Mesh Woven After Galvanization
This type of wire mesh is woven. Because it is not welded, the zinc layer on the surface of the mesh will not be burned. This means that the wire mesh will not rust as easily. This type of wire mesh is lighter in weight and lasts longer. The most common use of these metal mesh is for protecting the boundaries of facilities or wildlife.
Wire Mesh Woven Before Galvanization
As the name implies, this type of wire mesh is formed by first weaving the wire into a mesh and then galvanizing it. This process produces a uniform zinc coating and is very flexible. However, the wire mesh made by this process is slightly more expensive compared to other processes.
PVC Coated Wire Mesh
PVC coated wire mesh is made by applying a PVC coating to welded or woven metal mesh. the PVC coating seals the metal mesh and protects it from rust and corrosion. This type of wire mesh is available in many colors, such as green, black, blue, white, etc. You can often see it in gardens, playgrounds, and other settings.
In addition, according to the shape of the opening, wire mesh can also be divided into square mesh, rectangular mesh, diamond mesh, and hexagonal mesh. Wanzhi Steel can customize different shapes of wire mesh products for you. Each shape of wire mesh has its unique charm. You can choose according to your actual use. Here are some pictures for your reference.
Choosing the Right Wire Mesh for You
Not every type of metal mesh is suitable for every project. Some projects have very specific requirements such as weight, surface finish, strength, etc. Therefore, when making your choice, it is important not to be blind. You need to carefully consider exactly what material, coating, and wire diameter wire mesh product you need for your project. Then choose the right type. Finally, after determining the type, you can buy from a reliable manufacturer.
Specify and Order Wire Mesh Products from Wanzhi Steel
If you are planning to purchase wire mesh, let Wanzhi Steel be your first choice. Tell us the specifications you need, including material, opening/mesh size, and wire diameter. Our sales managers will complete a quote for you within 24 hours. If you are still struggling with your choice, then contact us now. We will provide you with a solution based on your needs.
Below are the general specifications of GAW and GBW welded wire mesh for your reference.
|Mesh Opening||Wire Diameter|
|In Inch||In Metric Unit (mm)||BWG|
|1/4″ x 1/4″||6.4 mm x 6.4 mm||22,23,24|
|3/8″ x 3/8″||10.6 mm x 10.6 mm||19,20,21,22|
|1/2″ x 1/2″||12.7 mm x 12.7 mm||16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23|
|5/8″ x 5/8″||16 mm x 16 mm||18,19,20,21,|
|3/4″ x 3/4″||19.1 mm x 19.1 mm||16,17,18,19,20,21|
|3/4″ x 3/4″||19 mm x 19 mm||16,17,18,19,20,21|
|1″ x 1″||25.4 mm x 25.4 mm||15,16,17,18,19,20|
|1″ x 1/2″||25.4 mm x 12.7 mm||16,17,18,19,20,21|
|1-1/2″ x 1-1/2″||38 mm x 38 mm||14,15,16,17,18,19|
|1″ x 2″||25.4 mm x 50.8 mm||14,15,16|
|2″ x 2″||50.8 mm x 50.8 mm||12,13,14,15,16|
|2″ x 3″||50 mm x 75 mm||14,13,16|
|3″ x 3″||75 mm x 75 mm||12,13,14,15,16|
|2″ x 4″||50 mm x 100 mm||13,14|
|4″ x 4″||100 mm x 100 mm||13,14|