The Stainless Steel Wire Mesh is a versatile product that has applications in many different fields. Be it domestic or commercial, one of the common functions that every mesh installation has to go through is the joining process. The manufacturers produce rolls of the mesh, which are then installed according to the needs of the clients. Often, the need arises of these fences to be manually connected together to form a continuous, unbroken barrier. So, it helps to understand the different joining processes that are used in the process.
This process is one of the easiest ways to join stainless steel links together. Separate wire clips of the same material in ‘C’ shape are used in the process. These are inserted through the mesh openings n both sides and the clip is pressed together with pliers.
Stainless Steel Wire Mesh with small opening diameter can also be joined together by the spot welding technique. This requires a generic spot welder and a roll-on electrode.
For more strength and security, gas welding techniques such as two described below may be used.
- Metal Inert Gas (MIG) – this arc welding technique uses a mixture of Argon and Carbon Di-Oxide (shielding) along with metal to deliver good quality welding joints.
- Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) – Similar to MIG, TIG technique involves more skill as there is automatic metal filler rod insertion in the soldering area, along with the non-consumable tungsten rod.
Tying by Wires
The most common method of connecting two parts of steel wire mesh fencing, high-quality 304 or 316-grade steel is used for tying the two wires.
This is another less popular but effective method of joining steel meshes, particularly with openings of very small diameter.