How Are Custom Wire Mesh Components Formed?

Woven wire mesh is one of the most versatile solutions in the world of filtration, as it can be  formed to fit any operation. Formed wire mesh provides efficiency that is simply unmatched.

So, how are customized mesh components formed?

What Does It Mean to Form Mesh?

When you hear the term formed mesh, it is referring to the process of taking a sheet or roll of woven wire mesh and converting it into some sort of part or fabrication that maintains a specific shape. These shapes can be virtually anything; it just depends on what the mesh is needed for.

What Does the Forming Process Look Like?

To form woven wire mesh, we first start with a sheet or roll of woven wire mesh that matches the wire diameter, mesh count, and micron rating specified by the customer. In order for the mesh to maintain the desired shape, the mesh is typically heat-treated through either an annealing or sintering process before being formed.

The mesh is then cut into more manageable sizes then formed using a tooling method, a punch and die, or press brake.

The actual process of forming mesh is fairly quick. In fact, hundreds or even thousands of parts can be formed in as little as an hour, depending on the techniques being used.

To that end, production time can range anywhere from one to four weeks, depending on a handful of factors, such as the availability of material, the detail needed to form the part, quantity of your order, etc.


Acme Wire Products has designed, recommended and manufactured custom wire components for customers in many diverse markets.  We offer the benefit of our almost 50 years’ experience in the manufacture of component parts for hardware, medical & lab equipment, cable management, sporting goods, firearms, furniture, guarding, HVAC,  pharmaceutical, automotive, optical and food service and processing industries.

Acme Wire’s designers work with our customers to create a wire component that will provide the greatest functional value.  The design of wire products such as levers, handles, supports, rings, guards, baskets, trays, grids, frames, shelves are limited only by one’s imagination (and the limitations of technology).

Contact Acme Wire Products to assist you in determining the wire product best suited to your requirements!    Call Acme Wire Products at 1-800-723-7015 to get started.

Acme Wire Products Co., Inc.  – Mystic, CT


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