Understanding Brass Wire Mesh

When you think of brass, you might imagine a golden trumpet playing taps or the trendy brass stools in that gastropub that just opened down the street. What about using brass for wire mesh? Does brass make a good wire mesh and what are its applications?

Introduction to Brass

Brass is not a pure metal, like copper, aluminum, iron, or gold. It is an alloy, a mixture of metals. Brass is made of copper and zinc. There are lots of different types of brass, and its characteristics depend on the ratio of copper to zinc.

Generally, brass is prized for its mailability, which makes it easy to machine. It also retains a high level of strength and hardness. It resists corrosion well and is known to be good at conducting both heat and electricity. Many designers and artists also appreciate the pleasing golden color of brass.

Brass as a Metal Mesh

There are many reasons to consider using brass metal mesh. Its high malleability makes it ideal if you want to form it into distinct shapes. Its strength and anti-corrosive properties also mean that brass mesh can hold up against a variety of challenges.

Here at Lawrence Sintered Metals, our customers primarily use 270 yellow brass and 260 high brass. Yellow brass includes 65% copper to 35% zinc, while high brass is made of 70% copper and 30% zinc.

Applications of Brass Metal Mesh

Brass metal mesh can be used for a lot of important applications:

Filters

The anti-corrosive properties of brass make it ideal for different filtering needs within a wide array of industries. At Lawrence Sintered Metals, we offer brass metal mesh in a variety of sizes, allowing for large and extremely fine filtering.

Screens

Brass can keep out pests, protect property, and look great doing it. Consider using brass for cabinet screens and plumbing screens.

Art

Brass is beautiful, shapeable, and strong, which makes it a wonderful artistic medium indoors and outdoors. Artists and interior designers have found all sorts of ways to use brass mesh to enhance the beauty of a space.

Are you interested in learning more about brass mesh or placing an order? Contact us today and we can help determine which brass metal mesh would be the ideal choice for your next project.