MeshTrim is the most versatile wire mesh frame choice in the world. No, the universe.
What exactly is MeshTrim? Our home-brewed miracle product is a solid piece of metal in the form of a deep, narrow U channel that frames wire mesh, metal paneling, or any thin media. It’s the most basic shape in metal manufacturing, yet it does so much.
Dahlstrom offers an efficient process for getting your wire mesh frame product out the door, from conception to inventory management.
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Fulfill Your Wire Mesh Frame Design Needs
We’ll base our MeshTrim off whatever design you bring in. We’ll take on anyone who craves a long, narrow, deep u channel for his framing needs. There’s pretty much no other way than MeshTrim to do that, and roll forming is the only viable method of achieving optimum results for profiles of this size.
Conventional brake forming of U channels has limitations for narrow profiles of deep length. If roll forming is your choice since profiles of this type can be done, normally you buy one set of tools for one size. Often folks are looking for deep channels, in different sizes, and in mid-sized quantities, for many different reasons. In comes MeshTrim to the rescue with its millions of combinations of metals, gauge, etc.
What’s the benefit of having all of these sizes of MeshTrim? You tell us! The possibilities of use and benefits are endless.
We encourage early, collaborative engineering to anticipate your edging needs, not to mention working together throughout the supply process to improve your overall wire mesh frame supply reliability and response time.
Streamline Your Costs
Those infinite possibilities you can create for long, narrow U channels with MeshTrim? They can come from a single toolset for zero extra cost.
MeshTrim also represents a zero-tooling investment for multiple needs. When you don’t have to pay for tooling, you own it and it has limited uses.
Sticking with a single supplier for all those deep U channel needs saves you cash, too. You won’t have to invest in many custom tools or make multiple stops with your wire mesh frame project.
If conventional brake forming is possible for your shape, the thin, blank strips of metal necessary for this process are challenging to cut with repeatable, consistent quality. Safety is also an issue with the operator's fingers very close to the press stroke. Therefore, the brake forming process should be considered more costly and often dangerous for these long, narrow shapes.
Further Streamline Your Supply Chain
The more obstacles in your product’s way as it heads toward its destination, the more complex and expensive your supply chain becomes. By choosing to work directly with the companies who need to frame their products with MeshTrim instead of third-party distributors, your supply chain will be faster and more reliable to maintain.
Our standardized MeshTrim procedure significantly cuts the time it takes to place and fulfill your order. With all projects we aim to be as lean as possible to conserve your time.
Now compare that with your impulse to go all do-it-yourself by cobbling together your own wire mesh frame with scrap metal. It’ll turn out ugly, plus the process is inefficient anyway.
Let us save you extra steps by handling your custom needs. We’ve got a handle on all the metals and specifications right here, so you won’t have to waste time hopping from vendor to vendor.
Popular wire mesh metals include:
- Stainless steel
- Galvanized steel
- And much more!
Dahlstrom offers make-to-order and managed inventory programs for your frames. We also boast a 99% on-time delivery rate.
We’ve Got Your Wire Mesh Frame Needs (or Anything Else) Covered
Curious whether MeshTrim will -- ahem -- mesh with your product design? Call or email us. We can assess your intended use and offer expert insight on design, cost, and optimization.
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