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A brief history of wire mesh

Post time: 07 12,2022

A brief history of wire mesh

A wire mesh is also referred to as wire cloth which is extremely similar to the clothes we are wearing. It is basically a kind of textile, but made of metal wires or metal fibers. It is woven up through different weaving patterns or styles by a loom.

It is documented that the first use of wire mesh can be dated to ancient Egypt when people make gold and silver into wired jewelry. This technique was later adopted by the Vikings to make them into a successively looped wire, forming a long tube that is then stretched. This weaving technology was then called Viking Knitting.

Then, Metal woven wires became more and more popular in the ancient military as body amour and protective helmets.

Chain maille is one of the most famous woven wire amours which is consisting of small metal rings linked together in a regular pattern to form a mesh. It was generally in military use roughly between the 3rd century BC and the 16th century AD in Europe, and then even longer in Asia and North Africa. A coat of this armor is often referred to as a hauberk or a byrnie.

With the first mechanized power loom designed and manufactured on 1786, the woven wire mesh become commonly seen in both industrial and residential applications.

Nowadays, wire mesh products can be seen in almost every industry, including filtrations, pharmacy production, chemical production, Petrol and natural gas industry, Aerospace, electronics, agriculture, automotive, etc.

Metal wire mesh is widely used around us, including filter media such as tea filters, coffee filters, drain, drink water filters, sink filters, kitchen wares, railing infill panels, balcony fencing panels, bridge fencing infills, and solar control façade panels, etc.