Contact US

Log In

Come Join Us!

Are you an
Engineering professional?
Join Eng-Tips Forums!
  • Talk With Other Members
  • Be Notified Of Responses
    To Your Posts
  • Keyword Search
  • One-Click Access To Your
    Favorite Forums
  • Automated Signatures
    On Your Posts
  • Best Of All, It's Free!

*Eng-Tips's functionality depends on members receiving e-mail. By joining you are opting in to receive e-mail.

Posting Guidelines

Promoting, selling, recruiting, coursework and thesis posting is forbidden.

Students Click Here

Abrasion Resistant Fabric, diamond coating? Looking for suggestions.

Abrasion Resistant Fabric, diamond coating? Looking for suggestions.

Abrasion Resistant Fabric, diamond coating? Looking for suggestions.

A specific component I use is made of 400 denier Neoprene coated Nylon fabric and is in contact with the ground. It must remain flexible, relatively lightweight, and mostly impermeable to air.

Only a portion of the fabric is in contact with the ground, so ideally I only need to protect the contact area.

I've made sew-on wear patches out of some real heavy stuff but it does not work well. It effects performance and the sewn joints are still prone to abrasion.

There are a number of wonderful coatings out there that offer abrasion resistance but nothing wants to stick to nylon, especially once it start flagellating in water/wind.

I was wondering if of the chemical guys have any suggestions. I noticed there is a lot of cloth sand-paper around. It would be great if I could coat the contact area with a diamond or aluminum oxide coating, but I am a mechanical guy not chemical.

I could switch the base material away from nylon in order to get something to stick, so long as it is flexible, relatively lightweight, mostly impermeable to air and has a decent tear strength.

Does anyone have any experience with abrasion resistance coatings on fabrics? Any suggestions?


Red Flag This Post

Please let us know here why this post is inappropriate. Reasons such as off-topic, duplicates, flames, illegal, vulgar, or students posting their homework.

Red Flag Submitted

Thank you for helping keep Eng-Tips Forums free from inappropriate posts.
The Eng-Tips staff will check this out and take appropriate action.

Reply To This Thread

Posting in the Eng-Tips forums is a member-only feature.

Click Here to join Eng-Tips and talk with other members! Already a Member? Login


Low-Volume Rapid Injection Molding With 3D Printed Molds
Learn methods and guidelines for using stereolithography (SLA) 3D printed molds in the injection molding process to lower costs and lead time. Discover how this hybrid manufacturing process enables on-demand mold fabrication to quickly produce small batches of thermoplastic parts. Download Now
Design for Additive Manufacturing (DfAM)
Examine how the principles of DfAM upend many of the long-standing rules around manufacturability - allowing engineers and designers to place a part’s function at the center of their design considerations. Download Now
Taking Control of Engineering Documents
This ebook covers tips for creating and managing workflows, security best practices and protection of intellectual property, Cloud vs. on-premise software solutions, CAD file management, compliance, and more. Download Now

Close Box

Join Eng-Tips® Today!

Join your peers on the Internet's largest technical engineering professional community.
It's easy to join and it's free.

Here's Why Members Love Eng-Tips Forums:

Register now while it's still free!

Already a member? Close this window and log in.

Join Us             Close