Traditionally, knitting is a method for making cloth from threads or yarns. For industrial and commercial applications, knitted materials (also known as mesh) utilise a much broader range of materials and involve a wide range of post-knitting processes.
As the acknowledged technical leaders in the design and manufacture of innovative knitted wire mesh solutions, KnitMesh Technologies has the capability to deliver knitted mesh and components incorporating mesh, for a diverse range of applications and products.
To help people not familiar with how knitted mesh is made, the following pages give a brief introduction to the core concepts and techniques used in mesh manufacture.
How we knit wire
Knitting wire mesh is based on principles similar to garment knitting, but is produced using specialised heavy-duty machinery. Initially formed as a cylinder, the knitted material is rolled to produce a lay flat sock which can vary in width from 6mm to 1000mm.
For more information go to How We Knit Wire
Types of mesh
Mesh is usually specified by the number of stitches per cm. Meshes can be grouped into five broad categories: fine, medium-fine, standard, coarse and super-coarse, but these divisions can cover a wide range of products.
For more information go to Types Of Knitted Mesh
Almost any material that can be drawn into a wire or a filament can be used to produce a knitted mesh. Round wires from 0.11mm to 0.35mm diameter are most commonly knitted, but it is possible to knit wire as small as 0.03mm or as large as 0.8mm in diameter.
For more information go to Knitting Different Materials
It is possible to knit more than one strand or filament material into a mesh product. By modifying cylinder feeders, spool positions and the materials used, KnitMesh is able to produce a vast array of multi-filament, co-knit, and multi-strand meshes
For more information go to Multi-Strand Knitting