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Sm@rtFAB - Welded Wire Fabric (WWF)

Sm@rtFAB is a ready to use solution that aims at raising productivity standards in construction. It is a cold-worked, ribbed, electrically fused wire fabric, that can be used in concrete reinforcements.

Our Welded Wire Mesh Manufacturing Process

Sm@rtFAB is manufactured using state-of-art machines and technology under Tata Steel’s quality assurance guidelines. Different stages of manufacturing are detailed below:

  • Cold Working

    Wire rods made of Low Carbon Steel of grades SAE1008(IS7887-Grade3) and SAE1010(IS7887-Grade4) with carbon content less than 0.15% are cold drawn to achieve required tensile strength.

    Ribbing

    While cold rolling helps in increasing the tensile strength, the ribbing guarantees the perfect bond with concrete. Ribbing gives the wire the visual and mechanical properties similar to a rebar. Crack widths in concrete elements are controlled to the minimum because force is well distributed through bond effect of ribbed wire as compared to plain wire.

    Cold Working - Tata Steel Welded Wire Mesh Manufacturing Process
  • Electric Fusion Welding

    A precise and semi-automatic type welding machine is used for making the welded wire mesh in steel. This machine has a chamber that is capable of delivering the welds at calculated junctions, which in the case of a mesh are the points of intersection of the horizontally and vertically aligned steel wires.
    Electrical resistance is used for generating ample amount of heat to create the weld. After the welding is done, another length of the parallel wires is forwarded into the machine and the same process of welding continues. When the desirable length of welded mesh is produced, the process is stopped and the mesh is cut into the demanded dimensions to be used towards the particular purpose.

    Electric Fusion Welding - Tata Steel Welded Wire Fabric Manufacturing Process
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    Packaging- Tata Steel Welded Wire Mesh Manufacturing Process