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What Is Cable Architectural Mesh?

The Advantages of Cable Architectural Mesh in Facade Decoration

  • The Advantages of Cable Architectural Mesh in Facade Decoration
    A piece of stainless steel cable architectural mesh
    Cable architectural mesh is constructed by weaving metal rods and metal cables together. It is a cable mesh that metal rods pass through vertical metal cables for building decoration. Cable architectural mesh is, similar to architectural wire mesh in the fact that materials are woven on a weaving loom. The major difference is that the cable architectural mesh uses metal cables in vertical direction while architectural wire mesh uses metal wires.
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    some architects simply like the look, as the cables produce a dazzling shimmer when reflecting the sunlight. That being said, cable architectural mesh is typically only be used in those applications that requires the facade to bend and curve drastically.

  • In curved building facade
    Cable building grid is better than other building grids

    Cable architectural mesh is used in large curve building facade as sunshade

    Now, when it comes to cable architectural mesh, the main advantage over the traditional wire mesh is its flexibility. If used in a building facade that requires a lot of bends and curves, cable architectural mesh is more flexible and more suitable for this project.
    To accommodate this aesthetic, you would more than likely be limited to cable mesh, as you risk damaging the rigid wires used in a traditional wire mesh facade.

  • Difference
    Another key difference between the cable architectural mesh and architectural wire mesh is that cables in the mesh must be welded at the end of each wire. Unlike wire mesh, it is typically cut and left untouched on the edges. That's because cables have a tendency to fray and lose their strength after a certain period of time.
    During the installation process, the last key difference between cable architectural mesh and traditional wire mesh is seen. Instead of using a flat-tension profile at the top and bottom like a wire mesh install, cable architectural mesh uses an eyebolt system at the top and bottom.
    If you try to place a flat-tension profile onto a cable mesh panel, the tension throughout the system would ultimately damage the welding and pull the cables out of the mesh.