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By: Ronnie Brown on May 27th, 2022

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Fabricating Architectural Mesh: Ultrasonic Cleaning

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In the world of architectural design, architectural wire mesh is known for its one-of-a-kind metallic aesthetic. So much so that its reflective shine is often used to create dynamic designs that stand out.

The fabrication process used to produce architectural mesh can sometimes generate dulling debris. To ensure a lustrous product is delivered, W.S. Tyler employs a state-of-the-art ultrasonic cleaning process.

But what does it mean to ultrasonic clean architectural mesh?

Having helped architects weave their vision into reality for over 20 years, W.S. Tyler believes you deserve peace of mind about your architectural mesh investment.

It's for this reason that we wrote the following article covering everything you need to know about the ultrasonic cleaning process. You will learn:

  • What ultrasonic cleaning is
  • When ultrasonic cleaning is used
  • What the ultrasonic cleaning process looks like
  • How ultrasonic cleaning affects the cost of architectural mesh


What Is Ultrasonic Cleaning?

When fabricating architectural mesh, various forms of debris come into contact with the mesh. This can be oils and greases during the drawing process, dust, and other foreign particles.


Ultrasonic cleaning is a distinct cleaning process used to remove unwanted debris from the surface of the mesh. During this process, the mesh is submerged in a specialized cleaning solution while also being agitated via ultrasonic vibrations.

This, in turn, leaves you with the lustrous shine you expect your architectural mesh to have.


When Does W.S. Tyler Use Ultrasonic Cleaning?

W.S. Tyler applies the ultrasonic cleaning process to wire mesh whenever a pristine, shiny finish is needed. As many architects turn to architectural mesh for its reflective, lustrous qualities, W.S. Tyler subjects all architectural mesh to the ultrasonic cleaning process.


How Is Architectural Mesh Ultrasonically Cleaned?

The ultrasonic cleaning process can be thought of as a cleaning assembly line. There are several basins throughout the process, with specific basins dedicated to washing the mesh and others dedicated to rinsing the mesh.

At the beginning of the process, the cleaning basins are used to submerge the architectural mesh into a cleaning solution. This is typically an aqueous fluid agitated by ultrasonic vibrations.

The architectural mesh is then submerged in the rinsing basins, at which they are air-dried using a fan. Once clean, the mesh will be inspected for quality in a clean, lint-free environment.

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Does Ultrasonic Cleaning Affect the Cost of Architectural Mesh?

As ultrasonic cleaning is applied to all architectural mesh, the cost of the process is automatically incorporated into the quoting process. In other words, ultrasonic cleaning is a part of the overall cost of architectural mesh.


Ensure Your Architectural Mesh Outshines Its Surroundings for Years To Come

Ultrasonic cleaning is a value-added service used to remove unwanted debris from the surface of architectural mesh. As a result, you are left with the metallic shine that has become synonymous with architectural mesh.

Now, we’re sure you’ll want to keep your mesh shining years after being installed. Fortunately, the ability to be easily cleaned to restore its original luster is one of the many benefits of architectural mesh.

W.S. Tyler has proudly helped architects navigate the world of architectural design mesh for over 20 years. No matter the application, we strive to support you while attempting to achieve designs that accurately portray your vision.

To further help build your confidence in your architectural mesh investment, we wrote the following to provide insight into how you should clean your mesh:

About Ronnie Brown

Ronnie is the Content Writer for W.S. Tyler and has four years of experience as a professional writer. He strives to expand his knowledge on all things particle analysis and woven wire mesh to leverage his exceptional writing and graphic design skills, creating a one-of-a-kind experience for customers.