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.