Fibresheet – Combining the Strength and Weldability of Steel with the Malleability of Woven Cloth

Fibresheet from Fibre Technology Ltd is a remarkable material with the strength and weldability of steel yet, as light and malleable as woven cloth, offering unique new properties.

Using Rapid Solidification Technology (RST) to create a non-woven mat of stainless steel fibres, Fibretech has created a unique material that has a multitude of applications.

Properties of Fibresheet

Fibresheet is:

  • Light
  • Strong and durable
  • Able to withstand temperatures in excess of 700°C without losing its properties
  • Has high corrosion resistance
  • High thermal conductivity
  • High porosity
  • High permeability

Fabrication Using Fibresheet

Fibresheet is also exceedingly formable and weldable. The ability to shape, cut and weld the material enables its use in a wide range of applications.

Sizes and Applications

Benefiting from international collaborative research and extensive product development, Fibresheet is now available in a range of gauges down to 1.2mm, all of which retain the products unique properties, enabling Fibresheet to enter markets in the automotive and aerospace industries for filtration and noise reduction applications.

Origins of Fibresheet

Fibresheet was developed by Fibretech as part of a collaborative project with Cambridge University in the UK and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (CMI) USA.

This information has been sourced, reviewed and adapted from materials provided by Fibretech.

For more information on this source, please visit Fibretech.

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