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Anyone know of a strong yet flexible wire/cable??

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7y, 7m agoPosted 7 years, 7 months ago
I've had a bit of a dragons den idea!! For it to work, I'm going to need a really flexible (like a shoelace) yet very strong wire/cable (high temp durable, can't be cut). I've done a bit of research on the internet but I've only found something called LOLON, which is used in parachutte packs I think! This is great, but I think it can be cut. Any help will be greatly appreciated but understand if none comes as it is a bit of a wierd ask! I'd say a split of the profits for any good advice/help but I'm sure you'll be happy with rep!! Thanks in advance.....:)

p.s. it needs to be pretty thin too!
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7y, 7m agoPosted 7 years, 7 months ago
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#1
Kevlar? (or other Aramid based fibres...)

You'll find it hard to get something that 'can't be cut' at all, but weaved Kevlar (or Kevlar with other materials) is very cut resistant (used in stab vest, chainsaw gear etc).
#2
try looking at stage equipment for invisible wires etc. maybe?
1 Like #3
bamboo...

The bamboo that bends is stronger than the oak that resists

also there was this root that Bear Grylls showed on channel 4 saturday night
somewhere up in Northern Canada

what you using it for?

**don't use bamboo to parachute you'll never get out alive!
#4
Gripple?
1 Like #5
Titanium Wire springs to mind. I have put a link on for a company that may help
http://www.knight-precision-wire.co.uk/
#6
jah128
Kevlar? (or other Aramid based fibres...)


Thanks for that, not heard of that before. I've just done a search on it and it's a rope, yeah? Can it be cut?
#7
I think you can get Kevlar ropes yes - should be pretty resistant to cuts but you really need to speak to a materials specialist (such as mike-bikes link!).
#8
There's lots of other things to consider - what load is in bearing, how elastic can it be, what electrical resistance does it need and will it be crushed, scraped etc - that you will need to know to find the most appropriate material...
#9
psd99
bamboo...

The bamboo that bends is stronger than the oak that resists

also there was this root that Bear Grylls showed on channel 4 saturday night
somewhere up in Northern Canada

what you using it for?

**don't use bamboo to parachute you'll never get out alive!



hahahaha...good advice and rep added :) phew! thanks!
#10
mikebike
Titanium Wire springs to mind. I have put a link on for a company that may help
http://www.knight-precision-wire.co.uk/


Thanks for the link mate...at a glance this seems to be pretty good. As close to a match I've found so far so rep added for your help It's a pefrect size but I need to see if it's as strong/durable :)
#11
Interestingly, I have an idea which requires similar properties to the above, I wonder if it is the same. I never did find a product so have shelved it for now!
#12
#13
Parafil? Used on suspension bridges so must be pretty strong!
#14
Armoured electrical cable. You need the outside section of this
#15
pghstochaj
Interestingly, I have an idea which requires similar properties to the above, I wonder if it is the same. I never did find a product so have shelved it for now!


Ooooow..that is interesting! I hope this thread helps you to find something...if it is the same idea as mine and you beat me to it I'll pm you my details so you can pay me back hahahaha
1 Like #16
mikebike


yeah, that's really useful thanks for the link rep added
#17
welshdan
Ooooow..that is interesting! I hope this thread helps you to find something...if it is the same idea as mine and you beat me to it I'll pm you my details so you can pay me back hahahaha


I don't think anything exists for what I was after, hugely cut resistant, low profile, flexible and decent tensile strength (although I had already designed in something to mean tensile strength is not a massive problem).
#18
welshdan
hahahaha...good advice and rep added :) phew! thanks!


np mate :) glad you liked it

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