When properly executed, angle iron can be very effective in framing wire mesh. As a fundamental structural shape, angle iron is readily available in many different sizes and profiles. It can be used to create a strong and suitable interface method.
The common configurations of using the Angle Iron frame style with wire mesh are “Standard”, “Bar and Angle”, and “Wrapped”. The “Standard” option is to weld the wire mesh to the backside of an Angle Iron perimeter. “The Bar and Angle” approach is a non-welded, friction-fit solution for mesh that is unable to be welded to the frame or for when an aesthetic makes the visible tails of the mesh less desirable. The “Wrapped” option is better suited for a tighter, slightly more opaque wire mesh where a frameless appearance is desired. In this configuration, the wire mesh is bent on a press brake and then positioned around the outside of the Angle Iron.
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