Fabrication Capabilities

Shearing and Cutting-to-Size

As a full service manufacturer and distributor of wire mesh and wire mesh products, Edward J. Darby & Son, Inc. continues to be an industry leader in shearing and cutting mesh to size. Darby excels in cutting-to-size all shapes and sizes of both woven and welded wire mesh. Depending upon a customer’s requirements, Darby can utilize the following cutting and shearing options:

  • Plasma Cutter
  • Automatic Chopper
  • Hand Shear
  • Foot Shear
  • Alligator Shear
  • Uni-Shear
  • Power Shear

For some customers, the edging of a cut-to-size piece is critical. Darby is capable of producing the following edging on most meshes: Dimensionally Cut, Close Trim, Balanced Stubs, Raw Edge, Open/Untrimmed Edges, with or without Selvage Edge and Edge Hemming.

Welding

Primarily available in stainless steel, galvanized and plain steel, welded wire mesh has become a staple in the wire mesh and wire cloth industry. Darby maintains an extensive inventory of welded wire mesh. For more information on welded wire mesh, visit stainless steel welded wire mesh or custom manufactured welded wire mesh.

To effectively meet the demands of a wide array of industrial users, Darby also maintains a full-range of welding machinery. Often used in fabricated parts, Darby employs many different types of welding techniques, including spot, mig, tig and heli-arc welds. Darby’s estimating staff has the experience and knowledge to analyze virtually any print; our fabricating technicians have the expertise and tooling to deliver a quality product, per your exact specifications.

Notching

As a supplier of industrial mesh for over 160 years, Edward J. Darby & Son, Inc. can effectively handle all of your notching needs. Darby’s estimating staff has the experience and knowledge to analyze virtually any print; our fabricating technicians have the expertise and tooling to deliver a quality product, per your exact specifications.

Slitting

To better meet the immediate requirements of many industrial and non-industrial users, Darby maintains one of the largest and most robust inventories of woven and welded wire mesh in North America. Stock material is generally available in 36”, 48” and 60” wide x 100FT rolls. Often times, industrial suppliers require mesh to be slit down to an even narrower width for use in a particular application. Darby is well equipped to handle virtually any slitting requirement; our three in-house slitting machines –along with our hand-slitting techniques utilized on certain specifications –allow us to slit material to a fraction of an inch while provided quick deliveries.

Seaming

Often times, industrial users have a particularly unique application that cannot be handled by the standards of the wire mesh industry. Edward J. Darby & Son, Inc. has catered to these users for over 100 years. For instance, Darby routinely seams woven wire mesh. Darby boasts the capabilities to splice, or seam, two pieces of mesh to create one large piece – oftentimes, an oversized discs or piece.

Flattening

Most woven and some welded wire mesh is available in roll form – rolls that measure 100FT in length. Due to the method by which mesh is manufactured and stored, there are times when mesh, especially course and heavy duty woven wire mesh, retains its casts and memory. In these cases, Darby offers a flattening service for cut-to-size pieces. With special, in house machinery known as rollers, Darby is able to flatten and ship almost any mesh. Keep in mind that the length of any flattened piece is limited by packaging and shipping constraints.

Punching

As a supplier of industrial mesh for over 160 years, Edward J. Darby & Son, Inc. can effectively handle all of your punching needs. Darby’s estimating staff has the experience and knowledge to analyze virtually any print; our fabricating technicians have the expertise and tooling to deliver a quality product, per your exact specifications. Darby excels at punching both woven and welded wire mesh.

Inspection

Edward J. Darby & Son, Inc. conducts an extensive inspection of all material prior to shipment. Darby has developed a comprehensive quality control system for all fabricated parts.

With over 160 years of continuous operation within the wire mesh and wire cloth industry, Darby continues to be guided by many quality assurance standards and is a proud member of the Manufacturing Alliance of Philadelphia.

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