mesh tin is a fine metal wire that can be used for various applications. It is available in a variety of thicknesses and gauges to suit your needs.
Common Applications: Filtering, Sifting, and Strewing
Tin is commonly used in kitchen utensils such as strainers and sieves. These products have a mesh on the outside that allows air to circulate and helps keep clumpy ingredients from becoming too hard or sticking together. They can also be used in a wide range of cooking applications such as making stocks and sifting flour or sugar.
Sculpting with Wire Fabric:
Amaco’s Activ-Wire, made from aluminum, is a strong but flexible wire mesh with 1/2-inch holes that molds well into a variety of shapes. It’s perfect for creating the core of large sculptures or armatures, and it holds its shape remarkably well.
Copper and Bronze:
The most common non-ferrous metals used for making wire mesh are copper and bronze. These alloys have a wide variety of properties, including ductility, malleability, strength, and corrosion resistance.
Stainless steel is a common metal for mesh products due to its resistance to corrosion and rust. It can be welded or woven, depending on the application. The most popular type of welded wire mesh is made from 304 and 316 stainless steel. It is also available in a variety of alloys, including 410, 430, and 420. It can be calendered or flattened, and it can be coated with a protective plastic coating to prevent corrosion.