What Is Woven Wire Mesh?

Woven wire products involve the actual weaving of wires together to form a screen or “web”. This can be done using a variety of gauges (or thickness) of wire and the web can have either a diamond, square, or rectangular pattern.

A diamond pattern can be either “square diamond” (a diamond with 4 equal sides, like a square cocked up onto one corner) or “oblong diamond” (a diamond that is taller than it is wide).

The web is then fastened into a frame by feeding the wire ends through holes punched in the channel and then “clinching” them over.

Frame members are joined together using a “mortise and tenon” method. This is simply a tab on the horizontal member being fit through a slot punched in the vertical member and then hammering the tab over.

Panels can be used for a wide range of different things, such as…

  • Tool cribbing
  • DEA cages and vaults
  • United States Post Office security cage
  • Security screening
  • Safety screening
  • Storage units
  • Vault enclosures
  • Window guards
  • Railing infill panels
  • United States Military specification arms vault

Although Indiana Wire Products can weave in a variety of wire gauges and patterns, IWP has two standard wire mesh types: 150c and 200HD.