This particular machine is weaving mesh used in making Gabions. Although the mesh is larger (3″) and the wires used are heavier (11 gauge and heavier) than the chicken wire you can buy at your local store, the manufacturing process is similar.
There is one difference. This machine is doing continuous weave – the twisted wires run in the same direction the entire length of the twist. Chicken wire available in stores is made with a reverse twist – the twist switches direction (reverses itself) half way through the length of the twist. Continuous weave is inherently stronger than reverse twist.
Have an amazing project to share? Join the SHOW-AND-TELL every Wednesday night at 7:30pm ET on Google+ Hangouts.
Join us every Wednesday night at 8pm ET for Ask an Engineer!
Learn resistor values with Mho’s Resistance or get the best electronics calculator for engineers “Circuit Playground” – Adafruit’s Apps!
Maker Business — Raspberry Pi and CoderDojo Join Forces
Wearables — Gold glow
Electronics — Linear Love
Biohacking — Nike’s Unlimited Stadium Will Put Your Best Foot Forward
No comments yet.
Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.