For many forming methods they are typically one and the same. However, there are still a handful of things that customers should keep an eye out for when working with formed mesh.

When it comes to wired mess, for example, it is widely known that while the annealing and sintering processes are crucial, they are accompanied with add-on costs that manufacturers may try to avoid. If these heat treatment methods are omitted from the forming process, the finalized formed piece will be significantly less effective.

If you notice that your formed mesh does not hold the desired shape, then this should a key indication that it was not heat treated properly or at all. This needs to be addressed immediately as the mesh will not function properly, which will have a noticeable impact on your operation.

On the other hand, there are instances in which manufacturers try to compensate for the material’s nature to flex back to its original form by overworking the material. This is done in hopes that the material will spring back not to its original form, but to the desired shape.

Unfortunately, this does more harm than good in most cases. In fact, over forming mesh often deforms it in a way that renders the part unusable. Even if the piece can be salvaged, odds are the lifespan of the piece will be shorter than expected.

So,if you notice that wires are damaged in any way along the seams or creases of the formed mesh, there is a good chance that the manufacturer over formed the mesh and damaged it.


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