18x18 Mesh .017" Wire .039" Opening 48.3% OA

If your business requires precise filtering, then you must depend heavily on the quality and accuracy of your filtration devices. For many companies, their filtration system includes wire mesh. Depending on the location of the mesh and the size of the openings, mesh can be used to filter out large debris or even tiny particulates. Companies in the industries of oil, mining, and engineering often rely on large scale filtration systems to ensure the purity and safety of their products.

When looking at wire mesh as a filtration option, you’ll need to determine:

  • What kinds of openings you need
  • The size of the openings
  • The spacing of the openings

Here at Lawrence Sintered Metals, we can help you answer these important questions and then design the perfect filtration wire mesh for your needs. This will likely include a service known as “wire mesh punching” or “perforating wire mesh.” This service is exactly what it sounds like. We use highly specialized equipment to punch openings into a sheet of stainless steel metal plate or a different kind of metal, depending on your needs.

When shopping for a wire mesh company, make sure they have ample experience with punching wire mesh and have top quality equipment. If the equipment is old and unreliable, or if their staff is not trained well in wire mesh punching, you could get un-even results and poor filtration.

Poor filtration will put more pressure on your other filtration methods to perform, and you could end up with a contaminated product. Imagine gasoline filled with impurities or drinking water with chemicals or particulates in them!

Here are Lawrence Sintered Metal, we are highly trained in wire mesh punching. We are happy to work closely with you to determine exactly what type of metal is ideal for your filtration needs. We can then help determine exactly what types of openings you need to make sure any impurities are consistently filtered from your product. Once we have all the details, our tooling team will get to work and will provide you with excellent wire mesh.

Take a look at your current filtering system. Is it doing a good job, or have the results been spotty? If you don’t want to take the chance of impurities remaining in your final product, then it’s time to consider wire mesh for your filtration needs. We are standing by to help!