Stainless steel mesh wick is most often used for wicking Genesis atomisers and tanks (a “Genny” or “Gennies”). Mesh wicks are made from stainless steel mesh that has been wrapped or rolled into a thin tube. The tube is then torched or burned to enable oxidation to form on the mesh, and the coil is then wrapped around the wick. Oxidation insulates the conductive mesh from the coil and the build deck of the atomiser, reducing the chance of coil hotspots and short circuits.
At Stealthvape we’ve taken a lot of time to source what we believe to be the best and highest quality mesh for use in your rebuildable atomizers.
This outstanding atty mesh meets the standards of the marine, aircraft, chemical pharmaceutical and medical industries. Type 316 stainless steel is used extensively for surgical implants. This makes Stealthvape mesh wicking ideal for use as a safe, non-toxic wicking material for rebuildable atomisers.
The main difference between 304 and 316 stainless steel is that 316 contains 2%-3% molybdenum and 304 has no molybdenum. The “moly” is added to improve corrosion resistance.
Marine grade Stainless Steel Mesh is available in A5 sheets (148mm × 210mm / 5.83″ × 8.27″) in a selection of grades.