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.