Aluminum Wire Mesh
- Lightweight and strong
- High electrical conductivity
- Low specific gravity (2.69)
- Low melting point 1220 Fahrenheit (660 Celsius)
- Significant resistance for atmospheric corrosion
- See individual items for cutting instructions
- Aluminum Filter Discs
Features and Uses
More Information about Aluminum wire mesh
These meshes are plain square weave (woven over one, under one) from high quality commercial grade aluminum wire.
Aluminum Wire Mesh - Examples of Uses
- Filter discs
- Air vents
- Wherever a lightweight screen is needed. Aluminum weighs 65% less than steel.
- Electrically conductive substrates and electrodes
Aluminum Wire Mesh - Cutting
Aluminum meshes are easily cut with hand tools. The heavy meshes from 2 mesh through 10 mesh is best cut with tin snips. To cut 16 mesh and finer, you can use a common scissor.
Aluminum Wire Mesh - Choosing
In general, our website gives detailed descriptions and pictures of many aluminum meshes. For someone unfamiliar with wire mesh terminology, 2 mesh has two wires in each direction in a square inch. You could easily pass a pencil through the openings.
16 mesh is what is used in window or porch screens to keep out common insects. 60x40 mesh is the size commonly used in kitchen faucets. An 80 mesh has an opening which will barely pass a human hair. A piece of paper is about three thousandths (.003) of an inch.
Aluminum Wire Mesh - Look and Feel
Aluminum mesh is an easily bendable material and has little springback after being bent or formed.
TWP Inc. will provide samples for your testing and inspection. The cost is $10 per sample (plus USPS freight charge).
The sample sizes are as follows:
- 2 mesh through 8 mesh: Sample size is 6 inch x 6 inch
- 10 mesh and finer: Sample size is 3 inch x 3 inch
Aluminum wire mesh samples are available and can be ordered online.
Aluminum Wire Mesh - Discs
- 500 standard disc diameters
- Same day delivery on stock items
- Tolerance to +/- .001 inch
- Special diameters in three days
Our "Quot-O-Matic" Disc pricer can get you quick quotes by phone. To get a quote for aluminum mesh discs: Indicate disc diameter, mesh and quantity.