A fabric is a material made of artificial or natural fibers woven together. The characteristics of fabrics depend on the fibers used and what treatment is applied to them. Treatments may include dyes, starching and formaldehyde finishes.
Fabric is a name for a textile that is a woven material made of yarn. The yarn can be made of a variety of materials, and the most common are wool, cotton and flax.
Thinsulate, Iron-Quick and Insul-Bright are three synthetic fabrics designed to insulate. Insulating, sometimes called thermal, fabrics are used in projects when the end product is used to keep hot things hot and cold things cold.
Cotton goes from fiber balls on a plant to fabric through a multi-step mechanical process. Cotton fibers, known as lint, are separated from the seeds then organized in lengths that are eventually spun into yarn.
Microfiber fabrics are textiles made from very fine synthetic fibers of materials like polyester and polamide. Microfibers are classified as measuring one denier or less, which when combined equal a surface area up to 40 times larger than a standard fiber. This provides...
Basic fabric properties include weight, breathability, softness and degree of waterproofing. The properties of fabrics vary depending on the specific material. Some have a wider range of properties than others, and are used for a variety of purposes such as making consu...
Engineering fabrication involves cutting, joining, shaping and finishing metal to maintain, repair or make structures or product from metal. Fabricating engineers may also apply coatings and produce metal casting molds.