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Fletcher Industries: Machine Services

Here at Fletcher Industries, we are pleased to introduce Fletcher Machine Services, a byproduct of decades of manufacturing machinery and assembly experience we have integrated our expertise with state-of-the-art machine tools to create a service division for small lot manufacturing. FMS specializes in small lots (<500 pieces), rapid first articles, 3D engineering renderings, and services […]

Features & Uses of Braid Fabric

A braid is a structure made by interlacing three or more strips, strands, or lengths in a diagonally overlapping pattern, forming a flat or tubular rope-like item. The material used and the size of the strands can be very versatile, depending on the application.   Braiding differs from weaving in that the threads are not […]

How to Practice Sustainability at In Your Daily Life

Have you ever stopped to think about the state of our environment and how we as human beings impact it? Hopefully, you have. But no matter when you find a moment to consider this topic, you’ll understand that the subject (to use a popular term) isn’t just an “inconvenient truth.” It’s a terrifying truth, to […]

What Are Looms and What Are They Used For?

When making cloth, there are a variety of different methods that can be used to create the final product that you’re most familiar with. While weaving is the most popular way to create cloth, other methods include knitting, crocheting, and felting. The art of weaving has been practiced for hundreds and hundreds of years, and […]

The Brilliance of 3D Engineering Designs

  As technology brings design elements into clearer view even before a product is ever manufactured, the importance of 3D renderings has become increasingly significant. 3D engineering allows a designer to pull all the details from their brain and create a realistic drawing of the end product. It is becoming less of an exception and […]

Weaving Shuttles – An Art Form with a Rich History

Weaving is an art form that can be traced back to the Neolithic era. It is said to be one of the oldest surviving crafts. It was traditionally done by hand-using a weaving loom. Today, most weaving looms have been automated and do not have some of the same parts as a traditional loom. Many […]

The History of Fletcher Industries

Fletcher Industries is a modern, international textile company 164 years in the making. Fletcher Industries began as a large textile factory in Philadelphia called Schaum & Uhlinger during the city’s industrial boom. From roughly 1880 through the 1920s, Philadelphia’s industrial districts supported an array of mills and plants whose diversity has scarcely been matched anywhere […]

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