Our Stainless Wire Mesh can be fabricated into almost any shape using standard sheet metal techniques. The #10 mesh size is woven from 0.025" diameter Type 304 stainless steel wire with 0.075" openings, resulting in 56% open area. The wires are crimped to stay in position (not welded). It is ideal for protecting air intakes from small objects and light debris as small as 0.075" diameter.
To protect against larger, heavier objects as well, combine a layer of this mesh with a layer of our Coarse Mesh #4 (Part No. 3642-Size).
Wire mesh is available in 24x36 inch, 18x24 inch, and 12x18 inch nominal sizes (actual sizes may be +/- 1/4"). You can cut them smaller with tin snips, or use a wire cutter to cut one wire at a time.
Note: Shipped as flat sheets. This material cannot be folded or rolled into a cylinder without permanently deforming it. The 24x36 inch sheet is the largest size we can supply.