Hello, I'm a complete laymen as far as any material science goes (engineering too), but i need Your help please. I have w steel wire rope, 2mm in diameter. i need to know two things: 1) i need to make make a "wire mesh", the simplest plain weave. however, i must make it in such a way, so that individual wires do not move in relation to each other (no spreading) when an object presses on the mesh. what is the better way to do it? simply weld at the intersections or apply some kind of clips and press the wires together? would one of those methods be less damaging than the other? 2) is steel wire rope more or less cut-resistant (assuming the same kind of force and sharp object) than the regular, single-thread steel wire (the same kind of steel)? basically my problem is that the mesh must be as strong as possible and i need to know what would be the best method to achieve it. Thank You very much in advance.