Knitted Wire Mesh Shock & Vibration Reduction
Knitted wire mesh, in a compressed form, can handle shock loadings as high as the yield strength of the material itself. In fact, it is not uncommon for a one-inch-thick disc to absorb up to 100,000 pounds of loading—a level not obtainable with any other fabricated material. Loadings may be in any direction. Knitted wire mesh is also versatile: additional resilience, as well as reduction of surface friction, can be obtained by knitting plastic fiber in parallel with metal, in which case the metal wire acts as a structural support and binder for the plastic.
Proven performance in shock and vibration damping
Knitted mesh has a distinct advantage in its ability to withstand hostile environments over other materials such as polymers, rubber, plastic, cork, and felt. By proper selection of the material or combination of materials, it is possible to provide vibration or shock control in corrosive atmospheres or at ultra-high or cryogenic temperatures, as well as radioactive, dirty, oily, and other extreme conditions.
Knitted Wire Mesh-Providing High Temperature Dampers for the World’s Most Demanding Industrial Environments
Not only does it provide superior performance-with an extra measure of protection against shock and vibration-but it can be fabricated from any material that can be drawn into a wire form. The most common knitted materials are stainless steel, copper, aluminum, and Inconel.
The versatility in selection of materials and their fabrication make it an ideal solution for an extremely wide range of demanding industrial applications.
Applications for Metal Textiles knitted wire mesh include vibration and shock control for:
- Engine mounts—aircraft, cars, trucks, boats, recreational vehicles electric motors, auxiliary motors,
- Vibration pads—Machinery, floating slabs and pipes
- Mounts—Electronics, tubing, hydraulics, aircraft and marine
- Bumper pads—Pneumatic tube systems, ball screws, and steering columns
- Clamps—Tubing, tongs and furnace clamps (fingers)
- Exhaust Systems—Catalytic converter monolith supports, exhaust pipe hangers