Wire Mesh has the strength to perform in industrial settings, the aesthetics to enhance architectural designs, and the versatility to fulfill a variety of functions. Routinely incorporated in signs, railing infills, cabinet inserts, and plant screens, and in other applications, this dynamic product family suits nearly any design. Its lightweight properties make it easy to cut-to-size and handle during installation. McNICHOLS carries an extensive selection of mesh and opening sizes, wire diameters, patterns and materials.
The following selections are important considerations to help you choose the right McNICHOLS® Wire Mesh product for your project or application. Please specify:
Product applications/uses include screens, partitions, facades on parking garages and buildings, cabinet inserts, enclosures, and more. We invite you to browse Wire Mesh applications in our Gallery.
Choose from a wide variety of Square, Rectangular, ECO-MESH® or Designer Mesh types.
Select either a Woven or Welded construction type for your design.
Select the primary material type including Aluminum, Bronze, Carbon Steel, Copper, Galvanized Steel or Stainless Steel, taking into consideration climate or environmental realities. Inventory is typically “mill finish” unless otherwise specified. Some items in inventory have a vinyl coating or can be powder coated. We provide more information on Primary Material Types and Product Finishes in the links provided in the Overview section on the Wire Mesh Resources landing page.
Choose either woven construction and type of weave (e.g. plain, lockcrimp, intercrimp), welded construction either trimmed or untrimmed or a Designer Mesh series name and number (e.g. TECHNA™ 3155).
Select the opening size of the Wire Mesh. Opening size is the clear space between wires and is measured from the inside of one wire to the inside of an adjacent wire. For rectangular opening items, a width and length opening measurement is required.
In addition to selecting an opening size, many Wire Mesh items also have a mesh size which is determined by measuring the number of openings per lineal inch from the center of one wire to the center of an adjacent wire.
Choose the Wire Mesh diameter thickness (in inches) or wire gauge. We provide more information on wire diameter and wire gauge equivalents in the link provided in the Charts section on the Wire Mesh resources landing page.
Identify the percentage of open area desired in the Wire Mesh sheet or coil.
Determine the number of sheets and/or coils including cut-to-size pieces and stub preferences if applicable.
Specify any requirements such as fabrication, edge treatments, finishing, non-standard tolerances, etc.
Determine if Wire Mesh Accessories such as Angle, Flat Bar, or U-Edging framing solutions are required for your application.
View additional McNICHOLS® Wire Mesh Resources on tolerances, conversions, available sizes, and more!