'The company electro galvanized hexagonal wire mesh manufacturer , which is based in Hartlepool, UK, has purchased two Meltog STM 75 machines which are used to manufacture spiral filter tubes. The introduction of this new technology is part of an investment programme worth up to 1 million at the companys 25,000m site, which encompasses the purchase of new machinery, refurbishing existing assets and enhancements to the firms facilities. The Expanded Metal Company has a long track record in providing solutions to the filtration industry and the new technology will increase the range of specialist filtration products it can offer. In addition to filtration, the spiral tubes also have additional applications in industries such as textiles, automotive and interior design. Capable of creating spiral tubes in a variety of widths and lengths, the new machines are extremely productive compared to traditional welding operations. The tubes are manufactured without the need for welding and the equipment produces consistently high collapse strength tubes. Materials including stainless steel, tin-plated steel, aluminium alloys, carbon steels, copper-based alloys and pre-coated steel can all be used in the manufacturing process. Philip Astley, managing director at The Expanded Metal Company said: The spiral filter tubes which we can now manufacture onsite in Hartlepool join a rich product portfolio which supports the work of contractors and end users in a wide range of sectors. By investing in new technology such as the Meltog STM 75 machines, we are ensuring that we remain at the forefront of product innovation and development, and can offer solutions in line with the needs of industry. The investment programme we now have in place is helping us to build on our existing capabilities and services, and represents an exciting phase in The Expanded Metal Companys development. The Expanded Metal Company has a rich industrial heritage dating back to 1889 and supplies high quality expanded metal mesh products for sectors including security, construction, engineering, which is based in Hartlepool grating steel plate , utilities, automotive, aerospace and architecture. It stocks and supplies a wide range of high quality expanded metal mesh products and offers specialist capabilities in metal work, such as cutting, welding, drilling, punching, shearing and roll forming. Expanded Metal Company www.expandedmetalcompany.co.uk\n', 'Sculpture wire mesh is a flexible and easy-to-use material, ideal for creating lightweight, sturdy sculptural forms quickly. It gives added strength to plaster, clay, plasticine, papier-mch, and paper sculptures, acting as a sturdy core for precise molding and modeling. Mesh is available in a variety of metals (aluminum, copper, brass, and stainless steel) and a variety of weaves. Meshes with small holes are usually better for detailed work; those with larger holes are best for large forms. Base your selection of wire mesh on its metallic properties, UK 2x2 galvanized welded wire mesh panel companies , strength, water resistance, and heat resistance. To help you make your choice, weve rounded up some of our favorite products below. Are you looking for wire mesh to create the core of a sculpture? Activ-Wire is aluminum with holes measuring inch by inch, and it is easy to mold into any desired form. It is sturdy and maintains its final shape well. The sheets measure 12 by 24 inches and may be cut down with scissors. (Be careful: Edges may be sharp, so wear work gloves.) The mesh will not rust and is an excellent core for clays, plasters, and papier-mch. Its also oven safe, so it works well with polymer clays. Avoid extreme high heat. The mesh arrives in folded sheets; if the folds may be an issue, you can order this mesh on a roll instead. At first glance, this mesh resembles window screen due to its very small holes and silver color. Its more flexible and malleable, however, ideal for creating molded forms with precise detail. Made from aluminum, this mesh is rustproof and works well with clay, plaster, and plasticine. It withstands heat up to 800 degrees. Shape it around a solid form to create an intricate mold of the object, a great base for sculpture. Or use it to free sculpt. The mesh also may be used to reinforce papier-mch and plaster. It is 22 inches wide and comes on a 10-foot roll. Art educators are hypervigilant when it comes to the safety of their students. This copper mesh is a good choice for the classroom because its an inert metal that wont rust or stain and is 100 percent pure copper. Students can use scissors to cut it to the desired size and then shape it with their hands. Its soft, gentle on fingers, and easily malleable The more you use, has purchased two Meltog STM 75 machines which are used to manufacture spiral filter tubes. The introduction of this new technology is part of an investment programme worth up to 1 million at the companys 25 temporary fencing post , enough for a great group activity. Chicken wire isnt just for chickens: Its a great sculptural material for creating installation structures, plaster and papier-mch armatures, and more. Regular chicken wire can be unruly and comes in big sheets. BSTOOLs product is more manageable because it comes in a smaller size (you get three sheets in this pack, each 13.7 inches by 40 inches) and because its hexagonal openings are much smaller than those of ordinary chicken wire. The galvanized iron wire can be a challenge to cut, but BSTOOL provides a mini wire cutter to cleanly do the job. (Youll still want to wear work gloves while using this product, to prevent cuts.) This mesh stretches well over wooden frames and can be stapled in place. Sculptors who mold large, sculptural forms depend on mesh like this for extra support. With its sturdy yet flexible diamond pattern and -inch holes, Amacos product is ideal for creating the armatures of large sculptures. The pliable mesh molds, crimps, and twists with ease, retaining its shape. Because its holes are relatively large, it is not ideal for precise work but may be used with other meshes as needed. It may be stapled or otherwise attached to metal or wooden frames. Made from aluminum, it is rustproof and inert, ideal for outdoor sculptures and installations. You get 10 feet of mesh on a 20-inch-wide roll.\n'