Stainless steel is often used for both architectural and industrial applications. The vast number of specific types and grades of stainless steels can be manufactured as wire mesh to improve performance in corrosion resistance, formability, and aesthetics. Stainless steel is steel with the addition of chromium. The chromium produces an oxide layer at the surface that is known as the “Passive layer”. This passive layer protects and prevents further corrosion. Other metals such as nickel, molybdenum, titanium, manganese are added throughout the many types of stainless steels.
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The most common types of stainless used in architectural wire mesh projects are:
EPQ Quality T304 Stainless Steel and EPQ Quality T316 Stainless Steel wire
The most common types of stainless used in industrial wire mesh projects are:
T304 Stainless, T309 Stainless, T310 Stainless, T316 Stainless, T317 Stainless, T321 Stainless, T347 Stainless, T410 Stainless, T430 Stainless, Alloy 2205 Duplex