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Platforms / WTF Radius in Stock Class, First Strike, and TiPX/SMG
« on: July 08, 2019, 02:12:06 PM »
WTF's Radius Gauntlet in Stock Class, First Strike, and TiPX variants

Fresh production Velcro Brand Type II Class 4 (trimmed selvage) Berry compliant, milspec, 6" hook and loop. By the yard- $6.00/yard. By the 50 yard roll, $3.20/yard.  Black, ranger, and coyote.

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Trimmed selvage is less fatiguing for sewing machine operators and cuts more consistently in automatic strip cutters.

Right on, I just purchased 3 sheets to experiment with.
Do I need a heat press to activate the adhesive?
Do you think there would be a benefit of using a thicker laminated fabric for the base color? For more stiffness?
Thanks, Scott

Thank you!  The description was just modified to indicate a few extra days to ship.  We got to the bottom and the last 4 sheets were destroyed due to improper storage.  Less than a week to ship from 28MAY2019.

No heat press required.  It's PSA (pressure sensitive adhesive).  A dry press might not hurt.

Depending on the desired hand, a laminate may provide the stiffness you're after.

Introductions / Re: New to the forum, Shaw Concepts
« on: May 23, 2019, 06:53:36 AM »
Welcome aboard!  Thank you for participating.

Platforms / PIMPS Turnkey 03 in M81 woodland
« on: May 18, 2019, 06:18:18 PM »
PIMPS (Practical Integrated Modular Platform, Scalable) Turnkey 03 (consists of Accessory Panel 03, Harness 02, and Waist strap 01) shown in M81.  MIL-W-5664 elastic stitched to laser cut ACRONYM holds five 20rd M4 mags or similar.

14.4oz / 408g

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Murdock M81 webbing 1" jacquard webbing in stock and ready to ship

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Workspace, tools, machinery, and manufacturing / Re: Variable Tacker
« on: January 28, 2019, 03:12:15 PM »
Because for me, the ROI on a tacker is not as great as other potential purchases, IF I can add one for the deals I have seen in the past, I would.  Have passed on four tackers, all in great shape, for under $800, in the past 26 months.  All of them were in 95% condition or better, and were local to where I was at the time.  The timing for the purchase simply wasn't right when they came along, and that was a judgement call I made.

Over the course of more than two years you were unable to seal the deal on one of four mechanical tackers that met your criteria and were unable to save for an electronic tacker.  You're unaware that most cam tackers have adjustable length tacking.  If one is unable to demonstrate understanding the basics of a class of machine, it seems unlikely one could intelligently evaluate the condition of that machine.

This reminds me of 90s/00s gunshows and the ever present 35 year old gunshow SEAL talking about his time in Da Nang and shooting M43 out of an M16 because they tumbled through the air across the border from his secret commando base in Laos or Cambodia.  Or the jackwagon who, during VCC LEA 94 mag ban, insisted that shitbox aftermarket mags were as good as factory mags.  Or that guy who thinks a carbureted motor is more reliable than fuel injection.  Or the home builder who thinks their experimental's Rotax is as reliable as a PT6.  Or Uncle Rico regretting coach not putting him in the game '82.

Just like I'm making the judgement call, for my personal situation, that spending $500 for a Singer 269 makes sense, but spending $3k for a more fancy tacker does not, even if it means I am more likely to spend some time here or there to keep it up and running.

I also don't have the luxury of 220V or pneumatic hookups, and I understand that limits my options to what some would prefer.

Again, the above appears to be written by one who does not understand the subject.  There are plenty of 110v electronic tackers that don't need air.  If the tacker is 220v, a little adapter box is under $100 to run on 110v.  If the tacker needs air, a suitable air compressor can be had for under $100.

There are plenty of electronic tackers available under $2000 and under $1500 if one looks around.  Electronic tackers are still supported by their respective manufacturers.  Based on 14 years of tracking machine maintenance expenses through QuickBooks, mechanical tackers have cost us about 1.6x as that of electronic tackers.  Based on 14 years of tech'ing all of our machinery, a malfunctioning electronic tacker takes much less time to return to service than a malfunctioning cam tacker.

Will I continue to stash away some funds from each project for a programmable tacker?  Of course.  But capitalizing on a good deal on a less-fancy machine could, in turn, speed up that process in the long run.  Does that type of thinking work for everyone, especially if they have production lines to maintain?  Of course not.

This has nothing to do with fancy and everything to do with proper execution.  You have assigned a (remarkably low) value to the lives of those counting on critical life support equipment for their job.  Why would one not want the best piece of equipment for the application especially when lives are on the line?  How could one, in good faith, manufacture life support items for top dudes with bottom end equipment?

I have a busted 430D sitting in the corner.  The 430D is 110v and does not need air.  It does need a new X motor, table, control box, and panel.  How much do you have stashed away right now to spend on a tacker?  If it will cover the table, motor, box, panel, crating, and freight, I'll fork it on a truck and send it your way.  It's cheaper than spending my time policing threads like this.

It's a casualty from freight company negligence.  Some guy thought he knew how to operate a forklift but was really just a walking calamity of mistakes and lesser points that, "aren't his fault," even though he is the common denominator in all the situations.  He always has someone or something to blame for his inability to execute.  He's always willing to take a shortcut in the name of time or cost.  He always has an excuse as to why he didn't do something correctly.  It's a mantra of self sabotage so he doesn't need to experience terrifying success or his fear of abject failure.  He's the one who, with his total apathy, causes aircraft to fall out of the sky and then he shrugs his shoulders.

Different strokes for different folks.  If you feel the inquiry spreads misinformation, feel free to remove the thread.

It is disclosed that WTF entirely funds  WTF have a fiduciary responsibility to quash erroneous info immediately if not sooner.  Our valued OEM, ODM, and contract clients often express our conduct on gearmaker as one of their deciding factors to send us work.

Threads like this must not be removed so that others may learn and spend their valuable time and money wisely.

Service exchange / WTF cut and sew
« on: January 11, 2019, 09:46:28 AM »
WTF laser cut and sew products to your specifications using our stocked, USA made, Berry compliant, solution dyed, milspec fabrics in ranger green, black, coyote brown, and Multicam.


    -OEM, ODM, and contract sewing; short (QTY 10 per color per style) to long runs
    -Milspec printed tags and apparel care labels
    -Warehouse & dropship your products with a legal, fictitious address to conceal origin
    -White background product photography w/optional props and models
    -Rapid CAD, patternmaking, BOM, TDP, etc and prototyping and development
    -Contract laser cutting up to 66" x 98"
    -Laminating of almost anything to almost anything
    -Reducing costs by ensuring proper execution the first time
    -Self contained operations;  Our costing, design, cutting, sewing, marketing, photography, warehousing, and logistics are under one climate controlled roof.

Purchasing options:

    -Individual and blanket purchase orders
    -IMPAC, GPCs, government purchasing cards, discretionary funds
    -Wire transfer, bank drafts, major credit and debit cards via website checkout

Freight options:

    -Common carrier, LTL, trailer, and container freight options
    -Palletized and custom crated freight on carrier of choice or best rate
    -All shipments are offered FCA Phoenix, AZ, USA

A history of performance:

    -WTF have successfully delivered hundreds of thousands of good parts over more than 13 years of business.
    -WTF have constantly introduced materials, technologies, and processes at an affordable price for integration by other manufacturers.
    -WTF have been recognized over the years by notable industry publications.

Sustainability & continuity:

    -A pricing model to pay above average talent an above average wage is the foundation of this company.  Good pay increases employee morale and product quality.  Good pay reduces turnover, brain drain, and associated costs with training new labor.  The employee benefits from good pay.  The enthusiast, patrolman, and serviceman benefit from a well compensated employee with financial motivation to produce a good part.  WTF ultimately benefit from an employee with good pay.  We take pride in taking care of the employee who take care of your parts.  In the War On Wages; Just Say No to prison labor, slave labor, and undercompensated labor in developed and developing nations.

    -Self contained operations;  Our costing, design, cutting, and sewing operations are on site and under one roof.  This significantly reduces time and cost associated with product development.

    -A flexible workforce;  Maintaining a flexible pool of qualified, trained labor enables us to be responsive and accommodating to our employees' changing scheduling needs.  Moreover, we can scale for production capacity demand as necessary without major interruption to daily operations.

    -All manufacturing and warehouse space is air conditioned and heated year round for employee comfort and focus on your products.  WTF constantly update equipment with the latest, ergonomic, and human friendly options.  We focus on reducing employee fatigue so they may better concentrate on producing a good part.

   -Manufacturing operations are in Phoenix, Arizona far from natural disaster and political and economic instability.  Arizona's infrastructure is new and well managed with reliable roads, airports, power, water, and fiber.  Arizona's stable, relatively mild weather allows for three shift, 7 day a week operations year round as necessary.  When seasonal or unexpected natural disasters paralyze operations in other regions, we're producing.

    -A financially responsible ownership;  We're much more interested in building a long term revenue generating apparatus than refinancing real estate and buying toys.  We live modestly, drive modestly, and minimize participation in high risk activities.
    We spend as much time researching legal professionals as we do our processes and machinery.  We retain these professionals.  We listen to them.  A proactive legal team ensure compliance with applicable laws and regulations to ensure uninterrupted daily operations.

WTF are a complete conversion, manufacturing, and logistical solution for your gear designs.  We can consistently deliver parts to your specifications and destinations.

NDAs are accepted electronically in PDF form from your counsel's email address for inspection and evaluation with a $250 inspection and evaluation fee.  The fee is credited to your first order.  Working with so many designers and manufacturers often results in receiving similar requests from multiple customers, convergent evolution, and similar circumstances.  NDAs, non comps, etc, are typically too vague and potentially disruptive to our business as an agreement with one party could preclude us from doing business with another.  If you have an adversarial, suspicious, xenophobic, or similar mindset toward vendors please look elsewhere.

Our OEM services exist to create a sustainable income for our employees, your brand, and WTF.  It's in our best interest to take excellent care of our customers.  Backdooring parts and otherwise alienating customers is not a sustainable business model.  WTF make specialized materials and manufacturing processes affordable and readily available to those who may be otherwise unable to access them.  Moreover, we have experience with a vast width and breadth of materials and their respective applications within and beyond the textiles realm.

There is an astonishing collection of high performance machinery and talent within our operation.  We like to keep our machinery producing and our talent engaged.  Whether revenue is generated through our brand or yours is irrelevant to us.



Introductions / Re: Hello from ITALY
« on: December 24, 2018, 08:04:19 AM »

Introductions / Re: Hello from North Texas
« on: December 21, 2018, 08:36:07 AM »
Welcome aboard.  Thank you for participating

Workspace, tools, machinery, and manufacturing / Re: Juki LU-2828V-7
« on: October 23, 2018, 09:25:47 AM »
This thing is uh-mazing  ;D 

Introductions / Re: Hello from Norway
« on: August 22, 2018, 12:05:23 PM »
Welcome aboard!

WTF stock ACRONYM and SQUADRON laminate for cutting parts to your spec.  For contract cutting we charge cost + 10% for materials we stock.  10% pays for the the energy to get it here and store it in a climate controlled environment.

We can cut parts up to 54.75" 1390mm wide (limited by the 55" 1397mm width of laminate fabric) x 98" 2490mm long.

Email your CAD (dxf, cdr, or PDF please) to <quote AT wtfidea DOT com> for a fixed, per part price plus setup fee per color.  We accept CAD for individual parts and nested layouts.

NDAs may be submitted for inspection with a $250 counsel inspection fee.  The fee is credited to your first order.  Attorneys who actively practice IP and gear design ain't cheap.  It doesn't make financial sense for us to participate in an agreement that hinders our business.  We stock laminate to sell laser time: cut yardage rates and 5 yard rolls rate reflect this.

$23.34/sq yd or $35.67/55" wide linear yard (retail 55" wide cut yardage @ $73.12 / yard, 5 yard roll @ $53.05/yard) WTF ACRONYM laminate 500D Multicam / 500D Multicam

$25.56/sq yd or $39.05/55" wide linear yard Brookwood SQUADRON laminate 500D Multicam / 1000D solution dyed coyote brown

$17.36/sq yd or $26.52/55" wide linear yard WTF ACRONYM laminate 500D solution dyed coyote brown / 500D solution dyed coyote brown

$24.91/sq yd or $35.07/55" wide linear yard Brookwood SQUADRON laminate 500D solution dyed coyote brown / 1000D solution dyed coyote brown

$17.36/sq yd or $26.52/55" wide linear yard WTF ACRONYM laminate 500D solution dyed black / 500D solution dyed black

$22.32/sq yd or $34.10/55" wide linear yard Brookwood SQUADRON laminate 500D NOT SOLUTION DYED black / 1000D NOT SOLUTION DYED black

$17.36/sq yd or $26.52/55" wide linear yard WTF ACRONYM laminate 500D solution dyed ranger green / 500D solution dyed ranger green

$00.00/sq yd Brookwood SQUADRON laminate not available in ranger green

$20.19/sq yd or $30.85/55" wide linear yard WTF ACRONYM laminate 500D solution dyed wolf grey / 500D solution dyed wolf grey

$22.32/sq yd or $34.10/55" wide linear yard Brookwood SQUADRON laminate 500D NOT SOLUTION DYED wolf grey / 1000D NOT SOLUTION DYED wolf grey

$23.34/sq yd or $35.67/55" wide linear yard (retail 55" wide cut yardage @ $73.12 / yard, 5 yard roll @ $53.05/yard) WTF ACRONYM laminate 500D Multicam BLACK / 500D Multicam BLACK

$00.00/sq yd Brookwood SQUADRON laminate not available in Multicam BLACK

$23.34/sq yd or $35.67/55" wide linear yard (retail 55" wide cut yardage @ $73.12 / yard, 5 yard roll @ $53.05/yard) WTF ACRONYM laminate 500D Multicam TROPIC / 500D Multicam TROPIC

$00.00/sq yd Brookwood SQUADRON laminate not available in Multicam TROPIC

$23.34/sq yd or $35.67/55" wide linear yard (retail 55" wide cut yardage @ $73.12 / yard, 5 yard roll @ $53.05/yard) WTF ACRONYM laminate 500D Multicam ARID / 500D Multicam ARID

$00.00/sq yd Brookwood SQUADRON laminate not available in Multicam ARID

$23.34/sq yd or $35.67/55" wide linear yard (retail 55" wide cut yardage @ $73.12 / yard, 5 yard roll @ $53.05/yard) WTF ACRONYM laminate 500D Multicam ALIPNE / 500D Multicam ALPINE

$00.00/sq yd Brookwood SQUADRON laminate not available in Multicam ALPINE

Tired of wildly varying widths of hook and loop?  We found a modern, world class mill in Taiwan who can accommodate.  We're starting with 6" wide hook and loop made to A-A-55126-B and then trimmed of selvage to a final width of 6" +/- 0.050".  We look forward to introducing more widths in the coming months.

Trimmed selvage hook and loop behaves so much more predictably than hook and loop with selvage.  Lengths will lay flat without warping and with minimal curling.  These properties produce a much more consistent cut on automated cutting equipment.  There's a teeny bit more hook and loop surface area too.

It will be available in black, coyote brown, ranger green, and wolf grey.

Sold by the yard at $7.50/yard, 25 yard roll at $3.30/yard, and by the 75 yard case at $2.50/yard.  First delivery is expected in October.  POs without prepayment are accepted to reserve yours.

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