The Basics of Welded Wire Mesh Sheets

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Back in 1901, a Massachusetts inventor named John Perry filed a patent for an advanced machine that allowed metal workers and welders to weld together wires in sheet form for various applications. This invention was a landmark event for the industry that saw welded wire mesh sheets be produced more quickly and used in more complex applications like concrete supports. Today, welded wire mesh sheets can be seen frequently in all sorts of construction projects, big and small.

What Are Welded Wire Mesh Sheets?

Welded wire mesh sheets are created from wires that are welded together at their cross points to form a grid-like pattern. The welding technique used is resistance welding to properly create a sheet from raw materials. The wires of the grid are guided through using a pattern board which allows the two planes of wires to form and fuse into a complete welded wire mesh sheet. 

What Raw Materials Are Used? 

Many different raw materials can be used to create welded wire mesh sheets. The basis of choosing what material depends on the application and setting that the finished welded wire mesh sheets will be used for. 

One form of raw material that can be used is plain steel. Plain steel has a fairly low carbon content rating and is known for its value for the price. However, plain steel can rust easily if used in certain outdoor conditions. 

Another form of raw material that can be used is stainless steel. Stainless steel is pricier than plain steel but more durable. Stainless steel is resistant to corrosion and offers aesthetic properties that soothe many tastes. Stainless steel is resistant to corrosion due to the presence of chromium in the chemical makeup. 

Weathering steel is a raw material that can be used in the creation of welded wire mesh sheets as well. Weathering steel is utilized when natural weathering from the earth is a concern. Weathering steel develops a rust-like color when under the influence of weathering to help protect the structure of the steel. 

Pre-galvanized is a form of a raw wire that has a zinc coating applied before the welded wire mesh sheets are developed. Pre-galvanized is a tiny bit more expensive than the cheapest option of plain steel. The pre-galvanized material has slightly more corrosion resistance properties and is a better base for powder coating and other aesthetic finishes. 

No matter the raw material used, a variety of finishes can be performed that enhance aesthetics or add extra protection to the welded wire mesh sheets. Some of these finishes include powder coating, plating, and dipping. 
If you have any questions regarding welded wire mesh sheets, reach out to Gehret Wire Works at 215-236-3322!

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Aesthetically Pleasing Fence Designs

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A modern and sleek fencing design can be just what your property needs to make it stand out from the rest of your neighborhood. Not only are there many options for aesthetically pleasing fences, but a lot of functionality is built inherently in them. Here are some of the most aesthetically pleasing and functional fence designs for your home or business.  

Iron Fencing

Metal fencing is a popular option for fencing in your backyard. Metal fencing such as wrought iron or split rail fence with wire mesh allows for great ventilation for your property as well as durability. Iron fencing is aesthetically pleasing as well and only requires periodic painting in terms of maintenance.

Gabion Wall

A gabion wall is a less uncommon fencing type that is very decorative and can fit a unique house aesthetic. A gabion wall consists of retaining wire that is filled with various stones. The retaining wire is usually connected to wood posts or panels for more contrast. The contrast can be quite the piece for your backyard and not to mention very durable. 

Climbers Wall

A climber’s wall fence is a beautiful wood fencing design that looks great year-round. A climber wall has a well-positioned and functional design that makes it perfect for supporting the overgrown look of planets and vegetables. Not to mention, these walls can be scaled pretty high if privacy is a major concern.

Black Horizontal Slats 

Black horizontal slats are a very modern solution to fencing that fits newer-style homes with its combination of privacy and protection of your lawn. The sleek black slats match very well with modern architecture and rock-filled yards. 

Bamboo Fencing

A natural bamboo fence utilizes full bamboo stalks that are framed together with stained wood. A concrete foundation is used to house the panels in place. Bamboo fences allow light to pass through and provide a unique look to your yard. If you have a more tropical and zen look in your backyard, consider bamboo fencing.

Concrete Fencing

Another modern form of fencing is geometric concrete fencing that is pure heavy-duty concrete for your backyard. More of a wall, concrete fences can be used for both extra safety purposes and a look for modern homes. Concrete fencing allows for sun and air to pass through geometric gaps. A fence install like this will require extensive professional help, however. 

These are some of the most popular, aesthetically pleasing fence designs that go with older and more modern homes. Gehret Wire Works hopes you see one that strikes your fancy!

If you have any questions or concerns, reach out to Gehret Wire Works at 215-236-3322!

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Applications of Wire Mesh Panels

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Wire mesh panels are a fabricated design of stainless steel made through various welding and coating processes. The process creates a high-quality and functional design that can be used in all sorts of installations. When properly done, wire mesh panels are welded at each contact point that results in a pattern and durable piece of material that can support various structures. 

Let’s take a look at some different applications of wire mesh panels and why they are so common in today’s world. 

Wire mesh panels are commonly seen as a resource for securing areas around valuable assets like tools, equipment, and machinery. Wire mesh panels can be used to create fencing structures that surround these assets to keep them safe and only accessible to certain personnel that are authorized to be in the area. 

Wire mesh panels can be seen used in free-standing cages as well that are used for inventory retrieval and protection. These free-standing cages can have a door built out of the same material that is wire mesh panels which adds a great way to create an organized safety cage for high-value items. On top of this, wire mesh panels can be used as racks and rails to keep products safely on shelves of the particular warehouse that stores the items. 

Wire mesh panels can be seen as dividers in businesses that require a lot of foot traffic to pass through such as large shipping and manufacturing warehouses. Due to the time-sensitive and critical operations of these businesses, dividers are important for driving efficiency and indicating where the right person should be. Wire mesh panels allow for the division of sections of a large machine and personnel rooms. Wire mesh panels are used for this due to their high degree of flexibility and durability. Flexibility in this instance speaks upon how easy it is to move wire mesh panels in and out of certain areas. 

Wire mesh panels can be simply used for aesthetical purposes as well. Wire mesh panels that are coated in different alloys and metals give a modern and upscale look to different architectural projects such as residential areas and nightlife districts. The price, durability, and aesthetics can be the finishing touches to your future construction project. 

Wire mesh panels are custom fabricated and built to the direct specifications of the end-user. Wire mesh panels are available in bulk orders and sheets that can allow for a one-time order house and supply the largest of projects. 

If you are interested in wire mesh panels or other custom fabrications of stainless steel, reach out to Gehret Wire Works at 215-236-3322!

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