There are two forms of Mesh Grilles that are produced at Klise: Woven and Formed.
Woven Wire Mesh Grilles, like all those in Klise's Stock-line of Wire Mesh Grilles, are hand woven by artisans on-site. There is plenty of opportunity for customization of design when working with hand-woven mesh; choice of color plating or a painted finish, unique mounting options, or the addition of a mesh screen backing.
Klise's Woven Wire Mesh grilles are "crimped" or bent prior to weaving. The Three crimping methods, Single Crimp, Double Crimp and Press Crimp, are applied to wire types including: round wire, flat wire, square wire and reeded wire.
Once crimped, the wire is then cut to correct lengths and hand-woven to the dimension specifications. The grilles are then sent to Klise's outside resources to receive a painted or plated finish.
Klise Manufacturing Co. also produces formed wire mesh grilles. Wires are formed into particular shapes (ovals, hexagons, elongated diamonds, etc.). Once formed into the desired shape, the grilles are welded at the wire intersections. Rosettes, frames, tabs and brackets may also be incorporated into the designe.
Formed grilles are not standardized. Therefore the design details must be provided to the metalworkers by the architect, designer, and/or client. Klise is always happy to offer suggestions and make recommendations.
After the formation of the wire and necessary welding is complete, formed grilles are plated or painted to the desired finish color.