Brass mesh screen’s tensile properties are higher when compared to copper though its formability is not as great. Brass has the ability to resist corrosion due to atmospheric condition, water and any salt solutions. Because its zinc contain is higher compared to bronze and copper, brass’ is stronger therefore more durable.
Bronze has the ability to resist abrasion and ideal when application entails that it will be exposed in various atmospheric conditions. Compared to brass, it can resist corrosion better because it has a higher content of copper. Between bronze and copper, bronze is stronger and also harder.
Wire cloth made of woven brass has many applications outdoors and in marine operations because of its property to resist corrosions due to salt solutions and rust. Brass mesh is also a good option when choosing an alternative for gasoline baskets and filters because its strength is higher compared to either bronze or copper.
Wire cloth of copper has also many applications especially those that require non-magnetic properties, corrosion resistance, electrical conductivity, thermal conductivity and spark resistance. These are currently used in various applications such as shields in radio frequency interference, screens in travelling water, sugar and applications that are marine-related.
Aside from those mentioned above, wire mesh made of woven brass can also be used as grilles and decorative screens. In radiator cabinets, this type of screen is usually seen. Many products are using decorative screens and in each and every one, more often than not, brass mesh is used. Examples of these products include loudspeakers, units for air conditioning and wall units.
For radio cabinets that employ these materials as decorative screens, it also serves as a backing panel. This panel has a lattice made of flat brass and is attached to the cabinet. The screen’s main purpose is to make sure the radiator is not seen in plain view and it also gives a sense of a more decorative impression. It can also be used in applications involving frames and other special finishing and it made be ordered with lacquering in your local stores. Different types of materials such as mentioned above have been proven in many applications and are the very reason in mankind’s advancement.