Fletcher Industries Blog

How is 3D Printing Revolutionizing Engineering

While we can almost guarantee that at some point in your life, you probably have encountered someone who is an engineer, but how much do you understand what they really do? Engineering, for those of us who didn’t major in this subject in college, is a branch of science and technology that is all about […]

How Do Companies Today Use Virtual Technology?

There are endless arrays of pastimes, hobbies, and activities children can actively participate in as they grow up. What were some of your favorite ways to spend your free time when you were a child? Maybe you loved going on bike rides to the local ice cream shop with your friends after school. Perhaps you found sports […]

5 Great Reasons To Become An Engineer

Looking for a rewarding career that will challenge you to improve the world around you? Then you should consider becoming an engineer. You’ll be improving your critical thinking skills, setting yourself up for a stable career, and making a difference in the lives of others. If this sounds good to you, here are five reasons […]

Fletcher Industries

For over 150-years, Fletcher Industries has provided top service and full technical support for every client and every project taken on! Our sophisticated turnkey manufacturing solutions can bend and flex to whatever your project needs.   We specialize in engineering solutions for the textile industry and have proudly helped major companies with a vision to […]

Women in Manufacturing

Women constitute one of United States manufacturing’s largest pools of untapped talent. Women totaled about 47% of the U.S. labor force in 2016, but only 29-percent of the manufacturing workforce. Women earn more than half of all associate’s, bachelor’s, and master’s degrees. Women are also advancing in their careers, holding more than half of all […]

Features & Uses of Braided 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 interwoven […]

Practicing Sustainability

There are a number of activities that we do on a daily basis that result in drastic consequences to our world; from the cars we drive to get to work, to the airplanes we travel in, we have a profound imprint on the quality of our world. It is our duty to be proactive 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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