Wire cloth can be manufactured from any metal or alloy than can be drawn into wire that is suitable for weaving.
Industrial requirements to meet specific applications has resulted in the development of a broad spectrum of wire cloth materials. Each type of material has its own distinct properties that affect its performance in the particular application.
The selection of the material is dependent on the intended usage and consideration of various factors including:
(A) The final application of the wire cloth pertaining to requirements of strength, abrasion resistance, chemical resistance, corrosion resistance, heat resistance or the suitability for use in food production etc.
(B) Secondary processing such as suitability for forming, welding, heat treating or the application of coatings.
The most commonly utilized materials in wire cloth weaving are listed here for reference purposes.
High Carbon hard drawn steel is used when resistance to abrasion and impact is required. This material is commonly utilized in agriculture, coal, gravel, mining, sand and stone separating, sizing and sorting applications
Tufflex is a alternative to Oil Tempered wire, with greater ductility (flexibility) and tensile strength. In certain applications Tufflex wire has proven to last almost two times as long as Oil Tempered wire.
Oil Tempered wire is specially tempered high carbon steel wire to provide greater strength and abrasion resistance, although its resistance to impact is somewhat lower than regular high carbon steel.
Typical applications include use with chemicals, food products, pharmaceuticals and exposure to moisture.
Many Other Types Popular types for the Industrial market, including Low Carbon, Astalloy, Type 316, Type 316L, Type 304, Type 309, Copper, Bronze, Brass, Aluminum and Aluminum alloys, Nickel, Monel and Nickel Alloys