T-304 Stainless Steel Wire Mesh

T-304 stainless steel is the most widely available of all stainless steels in the wire mesh industry. Aside from the countless combinations of mesh opening sizes and diameter wire available both from stock and through manufacturing, T-304 SS exhibits many benefits and is largely considered the standard of the industry. T-304 SS has excellent corrosion resistance in a wide range of environments and is used in a wide range of applications.

Some of the more popular applications and industries that use T-304 stainless steel are listed below:

  • General industrial use
  • Mining
  • Quarrying
  • Beer brewing
  • Water filtration
  • Particle separation
  • Automotive
  • Basket fabrication
  • Refinery & oil field
  • Aerospace
  • Food processing
  • Scientific & laboratory use

Another of the many benefits of T-304 SS is heat resistance. T-304 SS displays good oxidation resistance to a temperature of approximately 1600°F in intermittent service and to a temperature of 1700°F in continuous service. T-304 stainless steel is also excellent for fabrication purposes – it can be formed and cut to size with appropriate tools and machinery. It can also be welded, using most common welding techniques, and it is virtually non-magnetic in the annealed condition. From a cost standpoint, it is usually the most attractively priced of most readily available stainless steel mesh alloys in the industry, especially when taking into consideration its lifecycle.

Darby maintains one of the most expansive inventories of T-304 SS wire mesh, so it is no surprise that when a specific opening size (or mesh count/diameter wire) is needed, T-304 stainless steel is selected. Darby stocks virtually every standard or market grade as well as many of the non-standard specifications, including heavy duty specifications, bolting grades and milling grades.

Often referred to 18-8 due to its Chromium-Nickel chemical composition, T-304 stainless steel is available in both woven and welded constructions – both from stock and through custom manufacturing. Below is the standard chemical composition for T-304 SS, commonly used in the wire mesh and wire cloth industry:

T-304 Stainless Steel – Standard Chemical Composition (in %)

Alloy Carbon [C] Manganese [Mn] Phosphorus [P] Sulfur [S] Silicon [Si] Chromium [Cr] Nickel [Ni] Iron [Fe] Others, if Applicable
T-304 SS 0.08 Max 2.0 Max 0.045 Max 0.03 Max 1.00 Max 18.00–20.00 8.00–10.50 Balance Nitrogen [N] = 0.10 Max

Choose your Mesh:

From 4” x 4” Opening to ¾” x ¾” Mesh

T-304 Stainless Steel Mesh

These T-304 SS specifications offer a relatively large opening size and are generally manufactured to order in either precrimp or welded construction.

From 2 x 2 Mesh to 4 x 4 Mesh

T-304 Stainless Steel Mesh

These T-304 SS specifications are extremely popular, versatile and largely available from stock.

From 5 x 5 Mesh to 18 x 18 Mesh

T-304 Stainless Steel Mesh

The coarse to medium T-304 SS wire mesh specifications featured here are largely available from stock or may require custom manufacturing.


From 20 x 20 Mesh to 40 x 40 Mesh

T-304 Stainless Steel Mesh

The medium T-304 SS wire mesh specifications featured here are largely available from stock or may require custom manufacturing.

From 50 x 50 Mesh to 500 x 500 Mesh

T-304 Stainless Steel Mesh

The fine to ultra-fine T-304 SS wire mesh specifications featured here are largely available from stock or may require custom manufacturing.

From 4.00” to 1.338”

T-304 Stainless Steel Mesh

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

From .937” to .228”

T-304 Stainless Steel Mesh

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

From .222” to .060”

T-304 Stainless Steel Mesh

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


From .059” to .030”

T-304 Stainless Steel Mesh

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

From .028” to .010”

T-304 Stainless Steel Mesh

When choosing a mesh for a specific application, determining the appropriate opening size is essential. The wire mesh specifications featured here range from about 1/32” to 1/96” in opening size.

From .009” to .001”

T-304 Stainless Steel Mesh

When choosing a mesh for a specific application, determining the appropriate opening size is essential. The fine wire mesh specifications featured here range from about 1/96” to 1/750” in opening size.

Plain Weave / Plain Crimp

T-304 Stainless Steel Mesh

Plain weave/plain crimp is the standard for mostly all T-304 stainless steel woven wire mesh specifications.

Intercrimp or Lock Crimp

T-304 Stainless Steel Mesh

Intercrimp or lock crimp are popularly used crimp styles for T-304 stainless steel woven wire mesh specifications when an opening size is 1/2” or larger. Contact us for details.

Welded

T-304 Stainless Steel Mesh

Welded at the intersection, T-304 SS welded wire mesh offers excellent strength and rigidity. Contact us for your custom T-304 SS welded

Hexagonal

T-304 Stainless Steel Mesh

Hexagonal construction is generally reserved for a specific product known as Chicken Wire.

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