April 26, 2019

Custom Netting Design, "Clamshell" Backstop Net

Custom Netting Design, "Clamshell" Backstop Net

At Gourock.com we facilitate the manufacture and supply of many different types of custom netting designs and projects, and every invoice has their own set of unique sizes, features, or considerations.  Over the years we have encountered nets that incorporate very customized characteristics, ranging from tapered and angled shapes to personalized enclosure designs.  With Gourock you have the opportunity to source netting that is built per-invoice, allowing the opportunity to get the mesh that you need created to the actual sizing and configurations that you require.

Since the nylon nets available from Gourock are all 100% Made in the USA, and personally prepared per-order, you have access to the highest quality DuPont netting material that is constructed with fast turnaround timing and professional craftsmanship.  Netting is a durable and dependable solution for a wide variety of applications - including athletics, logistics and infrastructure, property protection, municipal/scholastic/collegiate, and many others.  In the last few weeks we had an interesting order come through that helps show some of the unique and custom netting uses that we can facilitate.

This particular commercial customer in California had a job that called for a layer of containment netting that needed to cover an arch-shaped backstop structure located at a playing field.  As you can see from the photos below, the backstop design is a sloping arch that also incorporates a curved containment area.  There are also some extension posts the run along the upper edge of the framing as well.  The goal for our customer was to cover the entire shape with a small mesh netting that has a lot of strength and overall durability.  They also wanted the upper extension posts to have netting layer over them, but not the far left and far right extensions.

So there were quite a few custom considerations needed for this production and supply in order for our customer to achieve their intended end result.  The approach to get the netting shape created and quoted/produced correctly was to use the dimensions provided to us from our customer, in which they measured the lineal distanced between the posts and supports, and draft them in CAD to see how the overall shape began to flush-out.  The end result from a couple of rounds of drawing and editing/verifying sizes was a rounded clamshell-like shape that expands around the customized rounded-arch design of the backstop framing.  We were able to simulate this by printing out a copy of the CAD drawing, cutting it out of the printed paper, and curving it upwards as if it was going to be layered over the expected framing.

The netting that this production was built from was the #21 X 3/4" DuPont® Type 66-728 Twisted-Knotted Nylon.  This is a 241 lb. tensile rating twine thickness, which a small 3/4" mesh opening.  The is a 100% Made in the USA nylon product that is black in coloring, diamond mesh pattern, UV stabilized, and bonded against moisture.  The netting production also featured a 5/16" braided polyester rope bordered sewn-in around the entire perimeter of the netting shape.  This nylon netting is a high-strength material with high abrasion resistance, and is a great selection for projects that require a very durable mesh that will most likely experience a decent amount of wear-and-tear over the years.

Take a look at the below diagrams and images that help demonstrate the context of this custom netting job.  It took about a week on final drawing/quoting/correspondence with our customer to start from scratch and get the production planned out correctly, and then the netting manufacturing itself took about 7 days to be finished and shipped out.  Gourock.com is your destination for custom netting solutions and nylon net products, so if you have particular or unique needs that would be best solved with specifically constructed netting you can certainly contact us and let us know what you're aiming for!

-Josh Grzyb @ www.gourock.com

April 11, 2019

New Mobile-Friendly Website for Gourock.com

New Mobile-Friendly Website for Gourock.com

Since the early 2000's Gourock.com has been an e-commerce staple for custom netting supply and nylon netting products, and throughout that time period there have been many progressions and updates to the site and shopping cart.  Our current and most powerful online store features many online ordering tools for custom nets and netting orders, a convenient and intuitive navigation experience, loads of product information, and convenient interaction opportunities with the company when planning out netting projects both large and small.

We're very happy to announce that we have now supplemented the Gourock.com desktop browser website to convert to a very pleasing mobile-friendly layout and design for phone and tablet users!  We wanted to make sure that in this day of powerful mobile internet browsing technologies and savvy mobile audiences that Gourock.com integrates seamlessly into the smaller browser windows of modern smartphones and tablets.  We very much value our customers and all potential clients of netting products and custom netting supply, and work hard to ensure a professional, pleasing, and confident web experience with Gourock - regardless of device or screen size.

Every aspect of the normal desktop Gourock.com site and shopping cart is fully integrated into the mobile browser display, incorporating a contemporary design that is instantly identifiable and familiar with mobile e-commerce shoppers and users.  Our featured Online Netting Calculators are instantly accessible, and all product information, images, and supply details are readily viewed as needed.  Everything that one finds on the full desktop site has been included on the mobile site, within a very efficient layout and functional menu options.  With so much web traffic and shopping being performed from smaller screen phone and tablet devices, we at Gourock.com are committed to offering the highest quality custom netting to you with the highest quality website experience.

See below for some example screenshots from the new mobile-specific site layout to get a decent feel for the look and general context, and certainly take a browse through with your mobile device to experience the functionality yourself at www.gourock.com - and always feel free to contact us with your inquiries into high-quality custom nylon netting products Made in the USA!

-Josh Grzyb @ www.gourock.com

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Since 1736, Gourock has been a worldwide source for rope, twine, and netting products. Visit our site at www.gourock.com for a wide variety of netting products and customized applications for all types of nets - as well as our secure online store for easy and convenient purchases!