Wire Mesh Related Technology

Mesh, Mesh Count, and Micron Size

Mesh Count and Micron Size are some of the important terms in the wire mesh industry. The Mesh count is calculated by the number of the holes in an inch of mesh, so the smaller is the woven holes the bigger is the number of holes.
The Micron Size refers to the size of the holes measured in microns. (The term micron is actually a commonly used shorthand for micrometer. )
In order to make it easier for people to understand the number of the holes of the wire mesh, these two specifications are usually used together. This is the key component of specifying the wire mesh. The Mesh Count determines the filtering performance and function of the wire mesh.

More intuitive expression:
Mesh Count = number of mesh hole. (larger the mesh count, the smaller the mesh hole)
Micron Size = size of mesh hole. (larger the micron size, larger the mesh hole)

Mesh Count Measurement

Usually use an counting glass to measure the mesh count of the woven wire mesh

Mesh Uniformity Measurement

Use a simple microscope to check the uniformity of the mesh

10 Mesh, 2200 Micron
100 Mesh, 180 Micron
200 Mesh, 80 Micron
400 Mesh, 30 Micron

Wire Gauge and Wire Diameter

The wire diameter refers to the thickness of a single wire in the woven mesh, and the wire gauge is also used to express this data in the wire mesh industry. In order to help customers better understand this specification, we have produced a wire gauge comparison table.

Vernier calipers or micrometer calipers are usually used to measure the wire diameter of woven wire mesh.

Gauge (0-16) SWG (mm) BWG (mm) Inches
0 8.230 8.636 0.340
1 7.620 7.620 0.300
2 7.010 7.214 0.284
3 6.401 6.579 0.259
4 5.893 6.045 0.238
5 5.385 5.588 0.220
6 4.877 5.156 0.203
7 4.470 4.572 0.180
8 4.064 4.191 0.165
9 3.658 3.759 0.148
10 3.251 3.404 0.134
11 2.946 3.048 0.120
12 2.642 2.769 0.109
13 2.337 2.413 0.095
14 2.032 2.108 0.083
15 1.829 1.829 0.072
16 1.626 1.651 0.065
Gauge (17-33) SWG (mm) BWG (mm) Inches
17 1.422 1.473 0.058
18 1.219 1.245 0.049
19 1.016 1.067 0.042
20 0.914 0.889 0.035
21 0.813 0.813 0.032
22 0.711 0.711 0.028
23 0.610 0.635 0.025
24 0.559 0.559 0.022
25 0.508 0.508 0.020
26 0.457 0.457 0.018
27 0.417 0.406 0.016
28 0.376 0.356 0.014
29 0.345 0.330 0.013
30 0.315 0.305 0.012
31 0.295 0.254 0.010
32 0.274 0.229 0.009
33 0.254 0.203 0.008
Gauge (34-50) SWG (mm) BWG (mm) Inches
34 0.234 0.178 0.007
35 0.213 0.127 0.005
36 0.193 0.102 0.004
37 0.173 * 0.0068
38 0.152 * 0.0060
39 0.132 * 0.0052
40 0.122 * 0.0048
41 0.112 * 0.0044
42 0.102 * 0.0040
43 0.091 * 0.0036
44 0.081 * 0.0032
45 0.071 * 0.0028
46 0.061 * 0.0024
47 0.051 * 0.0020
48 0.041 * 0.0016
49 0.031 * 0.0012
50 0.025 * 0.0010

Weave Types, Weaving Methods

The reason why the woven wire mesh is widely used in different industries is inseparable from the diversified characteristics of the woven method. Due to the different weaving methods, each grid has its own characteristics. By weaving, the mesh of the wire mesh can be 5 microns invisible to the naked eye, or it can be as large as a few centimeters. Through different connection methods of warp wire and weft wire, a variety of weave patterns can be produced, which usually depends on the application requirements.

Common weaving methods:

Plain Weave
Twilled Weave
Plain Dutch Weave
Twilled Dutch Weave
Reverse Dutch Weave

Raw Edge and Selvage Edge

Raw Edge is the most common machine weaving results for making woven wire mesh and can be used normally without problems in most applications.
Some customers also have special requirements for Selvage Edge. This weaving method can make the woven mesh structure more stable and not easy to deform. However, the manufacturing process is complicated and the cost is relatively high. Used for special application requirements.
Most customers choose Raw Edge.

Raw Edge
Selvage Edge

Rolls or Sheets are Available

We usually sell stainless steel woven wire mesh in rolls, and can also be cut into sheets of various sizes and shapes according to customer needs.

Stainless Steel Woven Wire Mesh Rolls
Woven Wire Mesh Rolls (On the roll / 'As cut' from the roll)
Stainless Steel Woven Wire Mesh Sheets
Woven Wire Mesh Panels (Pre-cut to size in pieces, discs or strips)

Fine Woven Wire Mesh

Are you looking for fine wire mesh? Woven wire mesh with smaller and more holes is usually called fine wire mesh. We can manufacture this and classify it into two types, fine and ultra-fine. They are often used in some demanding filtration applications.

Fine Woven Wire Mesh: 80-300 mesh
Ultra Fine Woven Wire Mesh: 300-635mesh