In order to simplify the sometimes overwhelming world of wire mesh, the industry has defined what is referred to as “standard or market grade” wire meshes. Standard or market grade is a specific group of commonly used mesh and diameter wire combinations, which are usually available from stock. These square meshes offer a moderate diameter wire relative to the mesh opening size and are typically used in a wide array of industrial applications.
The metals and alloys typically include: T-304 stainless steel woven wire mesh, T-316 stainless steel woven wire mesh, plain steel woven wire mesh, copper woven wire mesh, brass woven wire mesh, bronze woven wire mesh, aluminum woven wire mesh, and Monel ® woven wire mesh.
For most users of wire mesh and wire cloth, the market grade wire mesh specifications are an excellent starting point as a customer begins to narrow down their search for the most appropriate wire mesh for his/her particular application. As a rule, Darby attempts to keep these specifications on the floor and in stock.
For each specific mesh count, there is a corresponding diameter wire that is generally accepted to be the standard diameter wire. The list of standard or market grade meshes and diameter for T-304 SS is below. Keep in mind that these mesh and diameter wire combinations detailed below will be the same for other metals and alloys like T-316 SS, aluminum and copper.
Standard or Market Grade Wire Mesh Specifications – T-304 Stainless Steel Wire Mesh
|Mesh||Diameter Wire||Darby Item #||Mesh||Diameter Wire||Darby Item #|
|2 x 2||.063″||#2304.063PL||32 x 32||.010″||N/A|
|3 x 3||.054″||#3304.054PL||35 x 35||.010″||#35304.010PL|
|4 x 4||.047″||#4304.047PL||40 x 40||.010″||#40304.010PL|
|5 x 5||.041″||#5304.041PL||50 x 50||.009″||#50304.009PL|
|6 x 6||.035″||#6304.035PL||60 x 60||.0075″||#60304.0075PL|
|8 x 8||.028″||#8304.028PL||70 x 70||.0065″||#70304.0065PL|
|10 x 10||.025″||#10304.025PL||80 x 80||.0055″||#80304.0055PL|
|12 x 12||.023″||#12304.023PL||90 x 90||.005″||#90304.005PL|
|14 x 14||.020″||#14304.020PL||100 x 100||.0045″||#100304.0045PL|
|16 x 16||.018″||#16304.018PL||120 x 120||.0037″||#120316.0037PL|
|18 x 18||.017″||#18304.017PL||150 x 150||.0026″||#150304.0026PL|
|20 x 20||.016″||#20304.016PL||200 x 200||.0021″||#200304.0021PL|
|24 x 24||.014″||#24304.014PL||250 x 250||.0016″||#250316.0016PL|
|30 x 30||.012″||#30304.012PL||325 x 325||.0014″||#325316.0014PL|