KnitMesh Technologies has the capability to process knitted wire mesh by die-pressing mesh into a wide variety of product forms, densities and permeabilities for a diverse range of standard and custom-designed products.
Fixed lengths of knitted wire mesh are placed into a die cavity, and the top punch lowered to compress the mesh to a set pressure.
Once ejected the mesh component will hold the form of the die cavity. The size, effective density, and permeability of the final product is affected by the wire material and diameter, the type of knitted mesh used, and the maximum pressure in the die.
The diagram on the right shows a cross-section of a simple cylinder of mesh being compressed. By changing the profile of the die punches more complex shapes can be made.