Processing and Finishing
W.S. Tyler metal mesh is manufactured from high-performance stainless steel alloys on weaving machines that have been developed and assembled by our engineering specialists. Precisely defined cloth thickness, very high mesh accuracy and tight tolerances along with precisely specified ink deposits provide excellent printing results. After the weaving process, the cloth is cleaned carefully using a specially developed process, without influencing its physical properties.
Because of the tight thickness tolerance of W.S. Tyler metal mesh, an electronic measuring device is used to check the defined fabric thickness. Using our calibrated measuring instruments to evaluate and summarize the data, we then record it in a detailed test certificate.
All W.S. Tyler metal mesh is cleaned after weaving using an environmentally friendly aqueous ultrasonic process. We can thus ensure the highest level of cleanliness.
Calendering is a process whereby the mesh is placed between two steel rollers and reduced to a predetermined thickness. This process stabilizes the mesh, while at the same time acquires a smooth and uniform surface.
Calendared mesh offers a precisely defined ink deposit for each individual application. The smooth surface not only minimizes any differences in the thickness of the ink deposit from print to print and run to run but also squeegee wear.
W.S. Tyler supplies two different options of calendaring and also offers customized calendaring to meet the requirements of individual users.
The mesh is reduced to the extent that it is 20% less in thickness than double the diameter of a single wire: D = 2 x d x 0,8.
The mesh openings are not altere and the appearance becomes slightly shiny.
The mesh is reduced to a thickness up to 30% below double the diameter of a single wire: D = 2 x d x 0,7.
This enables the maximum possible reduction in the thickness of the wire cloth without it being deformed. The mesh openings stay the same and the fabric appearance now resembles foil.
W.S. Tyler metal mesh can be cut into different angulations according to the customer's requirements:
such as 22,5° - 30° - 45° or 90°