Fibre processing

Materials Synthesis and Modification > Fibres and textiles

Description

Traditional techniques such as spinning, weaving and knitting are being scaled down to create and handle novel fibres that are vital to new materials, flexible electronics, wearable technologies, as well as new applications in medical and defence sectors.

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List of Available Tools

Tool Make and Model

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MECC Nanon (UoW)

Electrospinner

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    Fibre electrospinning system

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    Solvent based dispersion of polymers are required

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Ashford Weaving loom (UoW)

Weaving loom

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    Weaving loom

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    Basic loom

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Harry Lucas R1-S (UoW)

Knitting machine

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    Tubular knitting

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    Produce 1 to 5 mm tubular structures using 1 yarn

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Trenz Export Lab Scale Braiding Machine (UoW)

Braiding machine

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    Multi-filament/yarn braiding.

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    Maximum of 12 yarns.

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