Mesh


Mesh
This tea strainer is made of metal mesh

Mesh consists of semi-permeable barrier made of connected strands of metal, fiber, or other flexible/ductile material. Mesh is similar to web or net in that it has many attached or woven strands.

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Types of mesh

  • A plastic mesh is extruded, oriented, expanded or tubular. Plastic mesh can be made from polypropylene, polyethylene, nylon, PVC or PTFE.
  • A metal mesh can be woven, knitted, welded, expanded, photo-chemically etched or electroformed (screen filter) from steel or other metals.
  • In clothing, a mesh is often defined as a loosely woven or knitted fabric that has a large number of closely spaced holes, frequently used for modern sports jerseys and other clothing.
  • A mesh skin graft is a skin patch that has been cut systematically to create a mesh. Meshing of skin grafts provides coverage of a greater surface area at the recipient site, and also allows for the egress of serous or sanguinous fluid. However, it results in a rather pebbled appearance upon healing that may ultimately look less aesthetically pleasing.[1]

Uses of meshes

  • Meshes are often used to screen out unwanted things, such as insects. Wire screens on windows and mosquito netting can be considered as types of meshes.
  • Wire screens can be used to shield against radio frequency radiation, e.g. in microwave ovens and Faraday cages.
  • Metal and nylon wire mesh filters are used in filtration
  • Wire mesh is used in guarding for secure areas and as protection in the form of vandal screens.
  • Wire mesh can be fabricated to produce park benches, waste baskets and other baskets for material handling.
  • A huge quantity of mesh is being used for screen printing work.
  • Surgical mesh is used to provide a reinforcing structure in surgical procedures like inguinal hernioplasty, and umbilical hernia repair.

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References

  1. ^ emedicine >Skin, Grafts Author: Benjamin C Wood. Coauthor(s): Christian N Kirman. Updated: Jan 29, 2010

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  • Mesh — (m[e^]sh), n. [AS. masc, max, m[ae]scre; akin to D. maas, masche, OHG. masca, Icel. m[ o]skvi; cf. Lith. mazgas a knot, megsti to weave nets, to knot.] 1. The opening or space inclosed by the threads of a net between knot and knot, or the threads …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • mesh — /mesh/, n. 1. any knit, woven, or knotted fabric of open texture. 2. an interwoven or intertwined structure; network. 3. any arrangement of interlocking metal links or wires with evenly spaced, uniform small openings between, as used in jewelry… …   Universalium

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