QMT News: April 2012
Textile testing demonstrated to pupils.

Mecmesin, the manufacturer of force testing equipment based in Slinfold, West Sussex, has released a short video of a visit to a local school.  Mecmesin’s sales manager Declan Tierney demonstrated some of the companies’ products to pupils studying GCSE Design & Technology - Textiles.

The pupils saw how important it is to attach buttons, bows, sequins, diamantes and other adornments to textiles correctly, and how Mecmesin’s equipment is used by garment manufacturers to measure the force needed to remove them, ensuring that the garments are safe and do not pose a choking hazard, particularly to babies and young children. This process is known as “Test-to-Failure” or TTF.
The pupils had a chance to use two different TTF force testing systems, a MultiTest-d and a MultiTest 2.5-xt to “Test-to-Failure” some embellishments they has sewn onto some textile samples and were given an insight into the importance of quality control standards in the manufacturing process.

The video can be seen at:
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