Metrix metal fiber textiles used in structures for filtration, abrasives, noise attenuation and industrial textiles.
- A fabric-like sheet with remarkable consistency, strength and performance
- The random fiber distribution of the process provides product designers with a uniform material exhibiting superior mechanical properties to traditional forms of metal fibers
- Very high-density structures are possible owing to the mechanical interlocking of the fibers during the process, yet the material remains very porous and resilient
- The stability and consistency allow for producing net shape parts that hold their form and neither shed nor have loose fibers protruding from the surface
- The versatility of the process enables specification of all aspects of the material within a wide range of parameters, properties, and materials
General Information: Metrix products are produced to specifications designed by our customers. Below are some of the basic parameters of our Metrix materials.
- MATERIALS: Metrix is currently available in carbon steel, 434 alloy stainles steel, copper and brass. Addition of 300 series stainless steel, bronze, nickel alloys and other exotic metal fibers is planned
- FIBER SIZES: The range of typical fiber sizes of conventional GMT metal fibers is available in most materials from 25 to 125 microns. Other types of fiber may be incorporated into the process and are available upon request
- BASIS WEIGHTS: Common basis weights from 200 g/m² to 4 kg/m², with other weights possible upon request
- THICKNESS: Individual basis weights are available in high and low loft versions, and can also be calendered to further improve strength and flatness. Sintering may be employed to further alter thickness, strength and other attributes
- FORMAT: Available in rolls of any width up to 2.6 meters (105 inches) wide, sheets, seamless tube or die cut into shapes and packed as required
- TOLERANCES: Capable of thickness tolerances within ±10%, basis weight tolerances with ±15% or as specified. Fiber size tolerances aer dependent upon the type of fiber(s) selected