of Stainless Steel Wire Mesh: Material for weaving
stainless steel wire mesh ( wire cloth ) is divided into Type
304, Type 304 L, Type 316 and Type 316 L. Type 304 is often
referred to as "18-8" ( 18% chromium, 8% nickel
) with the basic stainless alloy mostly commonly, utilized
for wire cloth weaving. It withstands outdoor exposure without
rusting and resists oxidation at an elevated temperature up
to 1400 Degrees Fahrenheit.
Type 304 L is very similar to T-304, the
difference being the reduced carbon content for better weaving
and secondary welding characteristics.
Type 316 Stabilized by the addition of
2% molydbenum, T-316 is an "18-8" alloy. It has
better resistance to pitting corrosion than the other chromium-nickel
stainless steels where brines, sulphur-bearing water or halogen
salts, such as chlorides are present. A valuable property
of T-316 is high creep strength at elevated temperatures.
Other mechanical properties and fabricating characteristics
are similar to T-304.
Type 316 L is very similar to T-316, the
difference being the reduced carbon content for wire cloth
weaving and secondary welding characteristics.