Welded Wire Mesh
What is Welded Wire Mesh?
Welded wire mesh (sometimes called welded wire fabric) is a metal mesh constructed with perpendicular wires that fuse together at their intersections using a resistance welding process. The resulting weld points secure the wires in a fixed grid that holds its shape. The lack of movement between wires helps to create a sturdy and durable material that exceeds expectations.
What sets us apart? Banker Wire boasts over 125 years of expertise in wire mesh manufacturing. Today, we continue to produce dependable mesh solutions tailored to a diverse range of applications. Our welded wire mesh is trusted by professionals across various industries, including industrial, agricultural, and architectural sectors, for crafting infill panels, machine guards, security cages, and beyond. Every mesh product is made to order, ensuring each customer receives precisely what they require. Whether selecting from our extensive range of standard specifications or exploring our abundant customization options, Banker Wire has the perfect welded wire mesh solution for you.
Welded Wire Products
Banker Wire’s selection of wire mesh products is extensive, and every specification is customizable. We make all orders on demand, designed and manufactured to meet your exact specifications. View our standard products below.
How to Specify Welded Wire Mesh
Collaborating with a welded wire mesh manufacturer empowers you with order customization. When precision is paramount, having access to a diverse range of options is crucial. When specifying your mesh requirements, it’s essential to consider several factors.
- Wire Spacing – Welded wire mesh can feature square or rectangular grids, defined by either clear openings or center-to-center wire spacing (“Mesh”). The spacing can be uniform across the panel or varied to meet specific industry and application needs.
- Wire Diameter – Most welded wire mesh specifications utilize round cross-section wire. It’s advisable to express diameters in decimals of an inch or in millimeters to prevent confusion.
- Panel Sizes and Edge Conditions – Welded wire mesh panels can be tailored to custom sizes and shapes, based on preferred width and length dimensions. Additionally, options for trimmed or untrimmed edge conditions are available.
Quality Is Our Goal
With over 125 years of experience, we’ve learned that quality is paramount. That’s why at Banker Wire, we adhere to stringent internal standards in manufacturing all our products. This ensures the highest level of quality and consistency in our welded wire mesh. Throughout each production cycle, we meticulously inspect panels for dimensions, squareness, and strength, ensuring every sheet meets our rigorous standards and maintains uniformity.
Yet, quality goes beyond mere testing. Recognizing the value of time, we prioritize efficiency at Banker. Over the years, we’ve honed manufacturing methods that guarantee top performance. Our equipment undergoes regular enhancements, and our staff receives ongoing training, ensuring our customers always receive optimal value without compromising the exacting standards that define Banker Wire.
Our Welding Equipment
Our approach to manufacturing is to bring you, the customer, the highest quality product possible. Therefore, we make efficiency a priority. By investing in our equipment and our staff we make sure you’re delivered exceptional wire mesh at an unbeatable value. With our numerous CNC grid welders and jig welders we provide:
- Customizable patterns
- Small to large production runs
- Panels up to 78” wide and 240” long
- Openings as small as ½” in rectangular patterns, 1” in square patterns
- No maximum opening limit
- Wire diameters from 0.105” to 0.375”
- Trimmed and untrimmed edge conditions
Our equipment doesn’t stop at looms and welders. Banker Wire also offers a variety of fabrication options. Framing, cutting, forming, and additional welding services are also available to our customers.
Materials for Welded Wire Mesh
Banker Wire maintains the largest selection of Raw Materials for our products. Our selected inventory of wire comes from vendors that always meet our high standards of quality and consistency. To provide our customers with the best metal mesh product options, we offer a variety of materials for use in both standard and ornamental patterns. Our welded wire mesh is available in:
- Stainless Steels
- Plain Steel
- Weathering Steel
Banker Wire manufactures all products in a bare, mill-finished condition. This process supports our goal to produce superior welded wire mesh efficiently, bringing you the best value possible. Every production run records and uses materials that are inspected and certified before manufacturing. Wire mill certificates of compliance are always available upon request, free of charge.
Raw materials react to their local environment in varying ways. The addition of Secondary Finishes can help materials look and perform at their peak. Banker Wire utilizes trusted outside vendors for secondary finishing. We are happy to facilitate the process to deliver you a ready to install product.
There are several popular forms of secondary finishing available for our welded wire mesh. Hot Dip Galvanizing (galv-after) is an alternative to pre-galvanized wire. In this process, submerging the completed mesh panel into a tank of molten zinc creates a long lasting sacrificial layer across all surfaces. Powder Coating is the process of adhering fluidized powder to the wire mesh. This is a cost-effective way to add color to any project. Decorative Plating adds a thin layer of brass, nickel, chrome, or copper to the mesh, enhanced with bright or antique finishes. We recommend decorative plating for use only in interior applications.
How is Welded Wire Mesh Made?
Are you curious about how we make welded wire mesh? Take a look at our informational video to see the process in action.
To begin, the operator lays out line wires (also called long wires) on a pattern board. This sets the panel’s spacing width. Cross wires are then fed into a hopper. Programming is set to drop one at a time onto the line wires. Once in place, the cross wires are resistance welded at each intersection. This sets the panel spacing length. The panel then advances after each weld. This welding process repeats until each sheet finishes. The panel is then removed from the welder, and the next begins. To learn more about our products, visit our basics page below.