Weight and Conversions

Below is a list of common generic metals we turn into wire mesh every day. All of our weights listed on spec sheets and in our product databases are based on the specific gravity of plain/mild steel. The percentages in the chart below should be used to convert the weight from plain steel to the desired alloy.

Wire Mesh Weight Conversion

Plain Steel 100.00%
Aluminum 34.70%
Stainless Steel 101.00%
Copper 114.10%
Bronze 112.10%
C230 Brass 110.50%
C270 Brass 108.80%
Monel 113.30%
Nickel 112.30%
Titanium 57.70%

Below are two examples of how we use the above chart to calculate weight of different alloys. In these examples we use L-441, which from the spec sheet we know has a plain steel weight of .830 pounds per square foot (lb/SF).

To determine the weight of L-441 in aluminum, the plain steel weight (.830) should be multiplied by 34.7%. The equation is shown below.

.830 x .347 = .288 lb/SF in Aluminum

To determine the weight of L-441 in bronze, the plain steel weight (.830) should be multiplied by 112.1%. The equation is shown below.

.830 x 1.121 = .930 lb/SF in Bronze