Three Things You Should Know about 304 Stainless Steel Mesh

Oct. 14, 2022

As security needs increase, the most cost-effective way to protect premises without compromising their aesthetic value is to use 304 stainless steel wire mesh. This article will give you everything you should know about 304 stainless steel mesh in three areas.

304 Stainless Steel Mesh

304 stainless steel mesh

What is 304 stainless steel mesh?

All stainless steel is not created equal, stainless steel is graded. The 'grade' of stainless steel refers to its quality, durability, and temperature resistance. 304 stainless steel, also known as A2 stainless steel, is the most common of the stainless steel family. The most common form of 304 stainless steel is 18-8 or 18/8 stainless steel, which contains 18% chromium and 8% nickel. 304 stainless steel is austenitic, meaning that it is a solid solution of carbon in a non-magnetic form of iron. This means that this grade of metal mesh is non-magnetic and exhibits poor thermal and electrical conductivity. Although it has excellent ductility and can be formed to the desired shape, it also has a higher resistance to corrosion than ordinary steel.

Stainless steel wire mesh is essentially a wire mesh made by weaving or welding stainless steel wires between 12 µm and 7 mm in diameter, which makes it ideal for impact and cut resistance.

Therefore, 304 stainless steel is the most widely used of all stainless steels in the wire mesh industry.

Advantages of 304 stainless steel mesh

Robustness and durability

304 stainless steel is a robust metal that not only resists mechanical and chemical damage but also most oxidizing acids. 304 stainless steel mesh's high tensile strength and durability make it an excellent choice of material for high-impact and break-in attempts. And the corrosion resistance of 304 stainless steel makes this grade easy to sterilize, making it an excellent choice for materials such as household appliance parts and chemical handling equipment.


304 stainless steel mesh can double as a two-way mirror, providing you with a clear and unobstructed view of the outside world while blocking or limiting passers-by from seeing the inside of your facility, allowing you to protect your privacy while maintaining security. 


From a cost perspective, 304 stainless steel mesh is usually the most attractively priced of the most readily available stainless steel mesh alloys in the industry, especially when considering its life cycle.

Heat resistance

Another of the many advantages of 304 stainless steel wire mesh is its heat resistance. 304 stainless steel wire mesh shows good resistance to oxidation at temperatures of approximately 1600°F, in intermittent operation, and continuously at 1700°F.

304 stainless steel wire mesh uses

Construction and decoration

Chemical handling equipment

Commercial textile dyeing operation equipment

Food processing and handling equipment, such as sieves

Oil refineries Oil water separation net

Domestic appliance parts, e.g. strainers, traps, and cages

Steam pipe parts

 Mining, quarrying, etc.

Oil water separation net

Oil water separation net

In summary

304 stainless steel mesh is becoming very popular in the commercial world due to its unlimited applications, strength, durability, and versatility of design. So whether you want to use it for general industrial applications such as heavy-duty particle separation, water filtration, food processing, mining, quarrying, protective security, aerospace, scientific research, and special technology applications, or for a variety of decorative and artistic applications, this material will serve you well.

 ANPING GOLDFLOWER WIRE MESH FACTORY has been manufacturing first-class wire mesh for the commercial and industrial sectors worldwide for over twenty years. In addition to the countless combinations of mesh sizes and wire diameters available from stock and manufacturing, ANPING GOLDFLOWER WIRE MESH FACTORY can also be customized to your specific requirements such as material, wire diameter, mesh size, width, and length.

To find out more about 304 stainless steel wire mesh, please contact us for a free quote tailored to your specific needs.

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