Plain Steel Wire Mesh

In the wire mesh industry, plain steel – or carbon steel, as it sometimes referred to—is a very popular metal that is commonly manufactured in both woven and welded wire mesh specifications. It is primarily composed of iron (Fe) with a small amount of carbon (C). It is a relatively low cost option that is versatile and widespread in its use. Some of the industries and uses for plain steel wire mesh are as follows:

  • Caging & enclosures
  • Infill panels
  • Separation & filtration
  • Window guards
  • Shaker screens
  • Cabinets & wine lockers
  • Grill & radiator covers
  • Farm & agricultural use
  • Oil strainers
  • Filtration discs
  • Fireplace screen
  • Furniture use
  • Architectural applications
  • Machine & equipment guards
  • Hydraulic & fuel industries
  • Fan guards
  • Decorative use
  • Mining industry
  • Heat treating
  • Building & construction
  • Coal industry
  • Artistic applications
  • Wall coverings
  • Security & prison

Plain steel wire mesh – available from stock or through custom manufacturing – is strong, durable and magnetic. Oftentimes, it is dark in color, particularly when compared to bright aluminum or stainless steel meshes. Plain steel does not resist corrosion and will rust in most atmospheric conditions; because of this, in certain industries, plain steel wire mesh is a disposable item.

There are times when certain users will opt to coat a plain steel welded or woven wire mesh. This is normally considered an aftermarket process as there are dozens of coating options, including galvanizing, PVC or powder coating, and special paints and coatings.

Darby maintains an expansive inventory of many plain steel wire mesh specifications, including many of the standard or market grades items as well as a handful of the more unique plain steel mesh specifications. Additionally, Darby routinely supplies custom manufactured woven and welded plain steel mesh.

Choose your Mesh:

From 4” Opening to 1” x 1” Mesh

Plain Steel Mesh

In plain steel, these specifications are usually supplied in sheet form, as opposed to full roll form. Many of these items are manufactured to order or available from stock allowing for quick shipment.

From 2 x 2 Mesh to 4 x 4 Mesh

Plain Steel Mesh

These versatile and popular meshes are available from stock –particularly, in the standard or market grade—or can be custom manufactured, depending upon a customer’s requirement.

From 5 x 5 Mesh to 18 x 18 Mesh

Plain Steel Mesh

These coarse-to-medium meshes are available from stock –particularly, in the standard or market grade—or can be custom manufactured, depending upon a customer’s requirement.


From 20 x 20 Mesh to 40 x 40 Mesh

Plain Steel Mesh

These medium meshes are available from stock –particularly, in the standard or market grade—or can be custom manufactured, depending upon a customer’s requirement.

From 50 x 50 Mesh to 100 x 100 Mesh

Plain Steel Mesh

These fine meshes are available from stock –particularly, in the standard or market grade—or can be custom manufactured, depending upon a customer’s requirement.

4” to 1.250”

Plain Steel Mesh

When choosing a mesh for a specific application, determining the appropriate opening size is essential. The coarse mesh specifications featured here range from 4” to approximately 1-1/4” opening sizes.

1.00” to .253”

Plain Steel Mesh

When choosing a mesh for a specific application, determining the appropriate opening size is essential. The coarse mesh specifications featured here range from about 1” to 1/4" in opening size.

.228” to .060”

Plain Steel Mesh

When choosing a mesh for a specific application, determining the appropriate opening size is essential. The mesh specifications featured here range from about 1/4" to 1/16” in opening size.


.059” to .032”

Plain Steel Mesh

When choosing a mesh for a specific application, determining the appropriate opening size is essential. The mesh specifications featured here range from about 1/16” to 1/32” in opening size.

.028” to .006”

Plain Steel Mesh

When choosing a mesh for a specific application, determining the appropriate opening size is essential. The fine mesh specifications featured here range from about 1/32” to 1/150” opening size.

Plain

Plain Steel Mesh

Plain weave/crimp is considered the standard for many plain steel wire mesh specifications.

Intermediate or Lock Crimp

Plain Steel Mesh

Generally speaking, intercrimp or lock crimp styles are used in custom manufacturing. Intercrimp and lock crimp are often used in larger opening sizes, including 4”, 3”, 2”, 1-1/2”, and 1”.

Welded

Plain Steel Mesh

Generally speaking, welded construction requires custom manufacturing. Welded construction is often used and preferred with larger opening sizes, including 4”, 3”, 2”, 1-1/2”, and 1”.

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