Welded Wire Mesh Glossary
DIMENSIONS – Linear measurements, other than wire spacing included in the style designation, are as follows:
WIDTH = Center to center distance between outside longitudinal wires.
SIDE OVERHANG = Extension of transverse wire beyond centerline of outside longitudinal wires. When specific lengths of side overhang are needed, the length required on each side shall be given in inches. [Example: (+1” +3”) means 1” overhang on one side, 3” on the other.]
OVERALL WIDTH = Width plus side overhangs. In other words, tip-to-tip of transverse wires.
LENGTH = Tip-to-tip dimension of longitudinal wires. The length dimensions always include end overhangs.
END OVERHANGS = Extension of longitudinal wires beyond centerline of outside transverse wires. Standard end overhangs are a dimension equal to ½ the transverse wire spacing. Unless otherwise noted, standard end overhangs are assumed to be required and no end overhang dimensions need be specified.
Style – Spacings and sizes of wire in standard welded wire fabric are identified by “style”. A typical designation is 6 x 12 – W16 x W8. This denotes a welded wire fabric in which: Spacing of longitudinal wires = 6”. Spacing of transverse wires = 12”. Size of longitudinal wires = W16 (0.16 sq. in.). Size of transverse wire = W8 (0.08 sq. in.).