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KnitMesh further extends R&D capability with new compression tester

Posted On : Monday 02nd June
KnitMesh Technologies further extends R&D capability with new compression tester

KnitMesh Technologies, the UK specialist knitted wire design, development and manufacturing company, has invested in a state-of-the-art compression tester to further extend the levels of materials testing capability available to customers.

The model purchased will enable KnitMesh Technologies to collect a wealth of testing data and carry out compression testing, tensile testing, cyclic testing and fatigue testing to each customer’s most specific requirements.

real time data capture

Via use of a fully integrated modular software package, different knitted wire mesh structures can now be subjected to more rigorous real-time testing, with exceptionally simple data verification. Additionally, KnitMesh customers will also benefit from greater levels of reporting.

Underlines technological credentials

Comments KnitMesh Technologies’ General Manager, Peter Evans, “This latest investment in materials testing technology will bring significant benefits to all customers who wish to investigate how virtually any knitted wire mesh structure will perform under a load or cyclical conditions. It, also, further underlines our credentials as technological leaders in the field of knitted wire development.”

High temperature fatigue testing

Renowned globally for the development of innovative solutions to some of industry’s most challenging problems, KnitMesh Technologies already operates an industry-leading R&D facility from its headquarters near Chester, UK. The new compression tester follows on from the knitted wire specialist’s recent investment in a range of technologies, most notably advanced flow-test facilities, and fatigue test equipment enabling the performance of mesh solutions to be tested up to 1000°C over millions of cycles.

More cost-effective and convenient testing

Together, these new capabilities will enable KnitMesh Technologies’ customers to increase their product knowledge and make component testing more cost-effective and convenient.

About KnitMesh Technologies

The acknowledged world leader in the design, development and manufacture of innovative knitted mesh solutions for numerous industrial applications and environmental conditions, KnitMesh Technologies was formed in 2007 when KnitMesh Ltd. restructured its commercial activities to create totally bespoke divisions for its knitted mesh and flame arrestor businesses.

Offering state-of-the-art knitting, research & development capabilities, KnitMesh Technologies provides knitted mesh solutions for wide-ranging industrial sectors. These solutions include general mesh products, vibration control, sound attenuation, sealing for harsh environments, the filtering of liquids and gasses as well as EMI/RFI shielding.

Working with customers who are world-class in their chosen fields – KnitMesh Technologies supplies highly innovative products to many multi-national and global organisations across the automotive, electronics, aerospace, military, commercial, industrial consumables, telecommunications, medical, test equipment and enclosure industries.

The technical leaders in knitted mesh, the company has been involved in the automotive sector for over 40 years and enjoys an outstanding reputation for its range of engine breathers, manifold gaskets, exhaust, muffler and silencer components; catalytic converter seals and mesh wraps; airbag filters, anti-vibration heat shields and numerous braking components.

With state-of-the-art manufacturing and product development facilities in the UK and manufacturing centres in South Africa and the People’s Republic of China, KnitMesh Technologies frequently works with clients to assist in their product development and provide new manufacturing opportunities.

As part of an international group that also includes world-leading flame and explosion safety systems specialists, Elmac Technologies, KnitMesh Technologies offers the sound financial credentials that numerous organisations seek when appointing a long-term technology partner.

About KnitMesh Technologies

For more information regarding KnitMesh Technologies and what we do, please go to the About Us page.