Engineering Uses of Expanded Nickel Mesh

The Nickel Wire Mesh Screen eliminates the unscrambling and joint resistance of woven mesh. Its excellent shielding, conduction of heat and electricity properties and it is offered in the extensive series of shapes, size, angles and kind of materials. It is manufactured via expert processes like flattening, pulling and annealing.

The precise expanded foils are basically used in battery, electronic equipments, aircrafts, medical equipments, packaging and mesh and perforated foil manufacturing including all those applications where highly accurate fabrication of material is required. The mechanical and electrical features of nickel mesh with protection competency are at the priority.

The Nickel mesh is also used in the polymers so working with the proprietary materials. The expanded nickel metal is also used in the manufacturing of diamond mesh with specifications of .416″ to .020″ and more. The count of intersection areas present in per square region varies from 25 to 11,000 such that the intersection area count varies from 10% to 95% in the mesh.  Different intersection area provides lamination with the introduction of other metals including the expanded, shrunken and flex materials. The nickel mesh is fabricated of high precision such as expanded foil is designed consisting of distinct properties for the certain applications. The manufacturing process of metal mesh includes the combination of various metallic materials in the series of finished widths.

The LWD refers to long way of the diamond is calculated from the mid of the connection to the mid of consecutive connection.  The LWD is designed into the tool and it is kept parallel to the thickness of the coil that corresponds to the diamond size. Second SWD refers to short way of the diamond extends from the mid of connection to the mid of connection. Each LWD consists of series of SWDs.

Metals with ductile nature are Aluminum, Brass, Cadmium, Columbium, Copper, Gold, Inconel, Lead, Magnesium, Nickel, Nickel Alloys, Phosphor Bronze, Platinum, Silver, Stainless Steel, Low Carbon Steel,Tantalum, Titanium, Zinc and Zirconium.  The plastic materials are Nylon, Polypropylene, Polyethylene, Mylar, Teflon and Tefzel

Plastics:  Details of Mesh Consider: 3 Ni 5-077 Initial digit represents small actual width  3 = .003″ (.076 mm) Letters show the chemical symbol of material  Ni = Nickel Digits immediately after the letters represents strand width  5 = .005″ (.127 mm)  Last digit represents the long way of the diamond  077 = .077″ (1.96 mm)

Different kinds of standard products are manufactured moreover every mesh size is offered in the large series of tools to obtain the required results. The precise metal foil is fully capable to meet the customer’s requirements on the industrial scale. It offers high mechanical, electrical and heat conduction properties.

The Nickel wire has significant uses in the industrial scale such that this metal primarily used in the construction of various metallic products. Moreover it also contributes in the compound combination to produce the new products with more enhanced properties. This is the reason that Nickel is in vogue and it is required by the huge industries around the world.


Isha Changotra has wide experience in metals industry and is working for a renowned super alloys manufacturer located in China and United States. With extensive insight in metals and high performance super alloys, she aims to provide most useful information for folks engaged under this niche.

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