Copper Wire Mesh
Copper wire mesh is pliable, malleable, and has high thermal and electrical conductivity.
Copper wire mesh is pliable, malleable, and has high thermal and electrical conductivity. These characteristics make it popular to use in: RFI shielding, Faraday Cages, HVAC as well as numerous electrical based applications. Copper wire mesh is able to easily bend, but still maintain its strength.
Copper mesh is a yellowish red color when first woven and will gradually patina (discolor) to a greenish/bluish called verdigris. This patina effect may be accelerated by first removing surface oil from the mesh using "Shower Power" TM or a similar mild household cleaning product. After rinsing it well, the copper will shine, but will be unprotected.
In an outdoor environment, the discoloration will become pronounced in less than six months in climates such as the seashore, or it may remain untarnished for years in desert conditions. This discoloration may be stopped by lacquering, waxing, or periodically oiling the mesh to protect it from atmospheric conditions.
Features & Uses
The unique green color of the patina that develops over time makes copper mesh a very popular option for designers, artists, architects, and homeowners. Homeowners and designers choose copper wire mesh for residential projects such as: gutter guards, insect screens, fireplace screens, or decorative wall panels. Artists, including: sculptors, wood workers, metal artisans, and architects prefer copper mesh due to its ability to form complex shapes.
Other uses for copper mesh include:
*Gutter and soffit screens
Copper mesh can easily be cut with scissors, which makes it a go-to choice for home improvement and remodeling enthusiasts. However, copper mesh isn’t just for decorative or DIY projects. It is used in myriad applications for a wide variety of industries.
Choosing Your Copper Wire Mesh
There are many applications for copper wire mesh, therefore it is important to understand the function and pattern necessary for the job at hand. From laboratory uses on a micro scale level, to MRI rooms providing RFI shielding, copper mesh can provide a safe barrier to protect from electromagnetic radiation.
The versatility of copper wire mesh means there are many industries that rely on it. It is often at the center of technological advancements in a broad range of fields. Copper wire mesh is most heavily used in the fields of:
*Pest control fumigation
*Tactical military shelters and modular containers
*Robotics and power automation
*Health, body and mind enrichment
*Space program initiatives
*Metalsmithing and bookbinding
*Air and liquid filtration and separation
*Mesh Discs for Industrial Use