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Wire braiding involves interweaving multiple strands of wire to create strong, flexible, and durable wire products, such as cables and hoses. Braided wire products are crucial for a number of industry sectors, including aerospace, automotive, electronics, medical, and telecommunications. The Knight Group’s dedicated wire division has an impressive wire processing capability, offering custom braided wire solutions in a wide range of materials.
Wire braiding is a process where multiple strands of wire are interwoven to create a flexible, strong, and durable wire product. The woven end result offers distinct advantages over single strand wire, which becomes less flexible as diameter increases and is more susceptible to failure in applications where a range of movement is required. This technique is commonly used in the manufacturing of cables, hoses, and other products that require strength, flexibility, and resistance to abrasion.
Wire braiding is typically done using specialised braiding machines, using spools rapidly spinning in circular motions as they intertwine the wire strands in a precise pattern. The result is a round wire braid, however, braid protection uses the same process, braiding a protective layer over the underlying core. The process can be fully automated or semi-automated, depending on the specific requirements of the product.
Braided wire, a versatile and durable material, has a long history dating back to ancient civilisations, where it was used for decorative and functional purposes. Today, braided wire plays a crucial role in the world of electrical engineering, providing strength, flexibility, and protection to various electrical components and systems. They are used in a wide range of applications, from cable shielding to grounding straps and conductive connectors, making them an essential component in many sectors, including aerospace, automotive, medical and telecommunications.
There are several types of braided wire available, each suited for specific applications:
Round braid: Characterised by its symmetrical and balanced design, round braid is commonly used as conductive connectors in high-temperature environments or applications requiring strength, flexibility, and conductivity.
Flat braid: Flat braid is created when a round wire braid is flattened with a pressure roller. A flat braid provides the same level of strength and flexibility as a round braid; however, the increase in surface area results in lower resistance when electricity passes through it. With its flat cross-section, flat braid is often used for grounding straps and cable shielding, providing effective protection against electromagnetic interference (EMI) and radio frequency interference (RFI).
Spiral braid: Featuring a spiral design wrapped around a core, spiral braid is ideal for cable shielding, offering high coverage and flexibility.
We also specialize in the over-braiding of customer supplied hoses or cables to suit the end application. This is most typically used for external protection and for reinforcement.
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Wire braiding, also known as braided wire, is a technique used in various industries to create strong, flexible, and durable wire products.
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Wire braiding is a process where multiple strands of wire are interwoven to create a flexible, strong, and durable wire product. This technique is commonly used in the manufacturing of cables, hoses, and other products that require strength, flexibility, and resistance to abrasion.
Some of the key benefits of wire braiding include:
Wire braiding can be done with various materials, including:
The choice of material depends on the specific application and desired properties of the finished product.
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There are three main types of wire braiding:
Wire braiding is typically done using specialized braiding machines that interweave the wire strands in a precise pattern. The process can be fully automated or semi-automated, depending on the specific requirements of the product.
Wire braiding is used in various industries, including:
While both wire braiding and wire twisting involve interweaving multiple strands of wire, they differ in the specific patterns used and the resulting properties of the finished product. Wire twisting typically results in a more rigid and less flexible product, while wire braiding creates a more flexible and durable product.
Yes, wire braiding can be done with a combination of different materials to achieve specific properties or aesthetic effects. For example, a braided wire product may use copper and stainless steel wires to combine the electrical conductivity of copper with the strength and corrosion resistance of stainless steel.
To choose the right wire braid for a specific application, consider factors such as:
To maintain and care for braided wire products, follow these tips:
Overbraiding refers to the process of weaving a protective layer of braided material, such as wire, fibers, or yarn, over a cable, hose, or conduit. This technique is used to enhance the mechanical strength, durability, and protection of the underlying cable or hose. The braided layer can be made from various materials, including metal (such as copper or stainless steel), synthetic fibers (like polyester or kevlar), or natural fibers (e.g. cotton).
In the electronics industry, overbraiding is often used to provide cable shielding, which helps protect cables from electromagnetic interference (EMI) and radio frequency interference (RFI). The braided layer can also improve the cable’s resistance to abrasion, wear, and environmental factors, such as moisture, chemicals, or temperature fluctuations.
In addition to its functional benefits, overbraiding also offers aesthetic appeal. Available in various materials, colors, and finishes, the intricate, woven pattern of the outer layer creates a visually pleasing appearance that can enhance the overall design the product We offer complete customisation in our braiding options, enabling coordination with other components or design elements. This aesthetic appeal can be particularly important in consumer electronics or other applications where aesthetics play a significant role in the user experience or product perception.
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