Source for super fine metal mesh?

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Source for super fine metal mesh?

Post by DeltaVee » Sat Nov 11, 2017 9:07 pm

Is there non-modeling (less expensive) source for very fine FLAT metal mesh? I'm thinking a couple of square feet. I need it for a 1/350 lunar landing zone diorama. L'Arsenal makes some very nice 1/400 scale mesh. But $8 for 2.5x3 inches seems high for the volume I need.

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Re: Source for super fine metal mesh?

Post by Styrofoam_Guy » Sat Nov 11, 2017 10:32 pm

I don't know about square feet of fine mesh but there are some permanent metal coffee filters with a fine mesh.

The dollar store has these cooking thing. I call it a thing as I do not know what it is for. It is a big flat circle with a handle and the circle is a metal frame with a fine wire mesh in the middle like a strainer.

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Re: Source for super fine metal mesh?

Post by widget » Sat Nov 11, 2017 11:11 pm

Splatter screen.
For 1/2inch disks,try pipe screens,stainless and brass.
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Re: Source for super fine metal mesh?

Post by kenlilly106 » Sun Nov 12, 2017 10:36 pm

McMaster-Carr will sell you a 2ft x 2ft sheet of 100×100 mesh, 0.006" square opening size, 0.0045" wire dia for $26.93.

Item # 9223T92

When searching, look for "wire cloth" instead of mesh, wire cloth is the trade name.


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Re: Source for super fine metal mesh?

Post by dizzyfugu » Fri Nov 17, 2017 5:21 am

You might also check gift bands, for parcel decoration - there is some plastic (actually styrene) mash gift band around. Not certain if it would qualify for for small scale, but it might be an option.
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Re: Source for super fine metal mesh?

Post by Kylwell » Fri Nov 17, 2017 3:30 pm

Do you want wire mesh or perforated sheet? Wire mesh can go to fine fabric level where as perfed sheet can go down to single micron (or less).
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