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Knitting machine

Knitting machine

Fabrication step: Material Synthesis and Macro fabrication
Function: Fibres
Location: University of Wollongong
Purpose: For the production of endless single jersey tubular fabric. It operates with a fixed cylinder and rotating cambox. The fabric can be used for a very wide variety of applications such as plain tubes (including bandaging) cords and tapes and can be knitted around a core.
Material systems: Knitting cams can be exchanged to enable a number of different raw materials to be used such as orthodox yarns glass fibre and metal. Additionally assembly of 3D structures from fibres produced by the sipnning maching will be developed.
Node: Materials
Scale/volume: Circular Knit from 1mm to >100mm diameter. Warp knit capability to produce cords 1 to 6mm in diameter.
Specifications/resolution: • Production rates from 0.8 to 2.5 m/min.• Endless single jersey tubular fabric production. • Produces bandaging cords and tapes.