Chain mail is an interesting type of fabric, having both
strength and flexibility. The problem is its difficult to
Here's a simple way to make chain mail that would
mass production easy.
Step 1. make rings of two different materials. One
material is strong, the other is soluble
or having a low
melting point (e.g. gallium).
Step 2. Stick rings in an alternating stack.
Step 3. Cut the ring stack axially
Step 4. Skew the ring stack so that one end of the first
is adjacent one end of the next ring and so on. Attach
ends together (e.g. fuse with heat). This makes an
alternating material helix.
Step 5. Stretch the helices.
Step 6. Enmesh helices (e.g. wind one helix through
Step 7. Dissolve or melt the soluble material.
Step 8. Chain mail is formed.
Could be used for very small chain links to make a
fabric. Could also be used to make 3 dimensional