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Products such as animal cages, fences, traps, strainers and filter screens, industrial sifters and sieves, guard barriers and more are commonly made from hardware cloth. Read More…

Hardware Cloth Hardware cloth is a type of wire mesh that is welded and galvanized. Also known as galvanized wire mesh or woven wire mesh, hardware cloth is used in a variety of industrial, agricultural and residential uses.
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Hanover, PA  |  800-232-3332

We’ve been a leading manufacturer and distributor of wire cloth/mesh for 70 years, sourcing and stocking North America’s largest selection of wire cloth products – over 5000 in our warehouse. We offer processing capabilities such as precision cutting, calendering, heat treating, cleaning and coating and weave domestically most alloys including brass, copper, Hastelloy, Monel and others into wire mesh, sieves, screens, strainers & filter cloth.

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Gerard Daniel Worldwide $$$

Mukwonago, WI  |  800-523-6772

Banker Wire is your quality-driven manufacturing partner for woven and welded wire mesh used in architectural and industrial applications. Our manufacturing expertise has been refined for over a century, bringing unmatched customization, quality, and service to our customers. Our products embody our commitment to providing the widest variety of wire cloth at an unbeatable value. Nowhere else will you find manufacturing flexibility, precision, and dedicated customer service like at Banker Wire.

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Banker Wire $$$

Morrisville, PA  |  800-523-0575

For over 45 years, UWC has supplied quality mesh products for numerous industries with distinct applications. We maintain an extensive inventory of woven & welded wire cloth specifications. Also, our weaving capabilities allow us to manufacture various wire mesh styles. Our fabrication services comprise shearing, slitting and stamping options. In addition, we produce baskets, trays, cylinders, test sieves and screen sections with a variety of edging options. Let us quote your next project today!

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Universal Wire Cloth Company $$$

Hanover, PA  |  800-323-5585

IWM International manufactures metallic fine wire, woven wire mesh, and provide value-added contract manufacturing services to meet our customers’ exact requirements. We make our wire and woven mesh products from materials such as aluminum, commercial bronze & copper, low carbon & stainless steel alloys. We manage product quality through stringent compliance to our ISO 9001:2015 certified quality management systems. Contact us today to learn more!

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IWM International LLC $$$

Corcoran, MN  |  800-211-1372

We perform wire cloth fabrication, specializing in wire cloth filters. Custom Filtration can also supply you with filter cloth by the roll (stainless steel wire cloth is the most common), or even slit the coils, as well as cut the wire mesh into your specified angles or length.

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Custom Filtration Inc. $$$

Lincoln, RI  |  866-783-4838

A little company history—ACS began business in 1939. It was in the early 1940s that we began manufacturing wire mesh. Today, our inventory of 500+ knitting machines produces plain weave and Dutch weave woven mesh; knitted mesh in these densities: 48, 60, 76, 100, 130. ISO 9001 and QS 9000 certified.

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ACS Industries, Inc. $$$
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Hardware cloth is part of the production of screens for vents, louvers, spark arrestors, finger guards, baskets, racks, trays, dehydrators and sheet metal and can be used in construction for concrete reinforcement. Hardware cloth needs to be sturdy and durable and so is made from high strength metals such as steel, iron, stainless steel or aluminum. Galvanized hardware cloth is an economical choice for a rust and corrosion-resistant screen that will not oxidize, especially for applications in which the higher costs of stainless steel mesh are not cost-efficient.

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Galvanizing wire increases both its strength and its resistance to rust, temperature changes and elements of weather. Hardware cloth is usually large gauge and between .25 and .5 inches thick in diameter. However, it can be found in finer gauges for applications which do no require sturdiness as a physical property.

Different weave patterns are available for hardware cloth including square mesh, which may be plain or twilled, plain Dutch weave, a dense weave where the warp (vertical) wires are larger than the shute (horizontal), and reverse plain weave, where the shute wires are larger than the warp. Plain square weave is the most commonly manufactured type of woven wire mesh or wire cloth as it is extremely versatile and can be fabricated into many different shapes and sizes. During the fabrication process, metal wire is either woven or welded together.

Different mesh counts, which are the number of openings per linear inch, and wire diameters or gauges are used for certain kinds of hardware cloth and will be chosen based on the application for which the cloth is intended. Each piece of wire, made of stainless steel, steel, brass or aluminum, is welded together to increase strength and stabilize the crossover points. This also prevents the cloth from unraveling when it is being cut as it is most often stored and transported in rolls. Wire cloth is then galvanized by either hot dipping or by an electrolytic process in order to cover the molten wire in zinc to increase its strength and corrosion resistance. This protects the mesh from corrosion and deterioration over time.

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