One type of small ring that is typically used is a grommet that’s constructed out of plastic, metal or rubber.
Grommets fitted in holes of fragile or thin fabric or other materials to create added strength and to avoid tearing any tearing of the item that goes the hole, such as a wire through a metal hole.
Other examples of where grommets are used are on a standard pair of tennis shoes. The laces go through holes circled by metal or plastic grommets to stop the gym shoe fabric from ripping by the shoelace.
One important factor of rubber grommets is that they don’t cause issues with friction and therefore are very often used in electrical applications. No sharp edges exist with rubber grommets that can produce damage to cable or wires going through the hole.
The use of rubber grommets is beneficial in a variety of ways. Although they look simple and, therefore, not particularly useful, in reality, they are deceptively versatile.
Below, we’ll examine how grommets are used and what the benefits are:
For the most part, grommets have one major role, and that is to protect the area around holes.
Depending on how a grommet is used, it aids to stabilise the area on the fabric that has been pierced to create a hole, or it protects the cable, wire or string that runs through the hole.[Continue reading]