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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




























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It was down for a few hours today.  Back up and running  :)

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Asset exchange / 500D/500D Cordura Laminate Fabric - MOST COLORS
« on: February 01, 2019, 09:25:31 AM »
Hi guys, many of you own laser and use variety of laminate solutions available on the marker. This offer is mostly for those located in Europe. Since we are located in Europe, importing laminates is not cost effective due to weight so we have partnered with local company from automotive industry which has plenty experience in materials bonding and fabric lamination. They developed for us strong and durable Cordura laminate which is suitable for laser cutting. I can share this material with you. Below is pricing and our stock colors. If there is custom request like bonding Multicam with Coyote or 500D/100D or any other custom colors there is possibility with MOQ 1 roll (70 meters). Send me email for details.

Raw fabric is made in USA (solid colors are solution dyed). Roll width is 59-60" and laminate roll has 30-50 meters depends on color.

Stock colors
- Multicam
- Multicam Tropic
- Multicam Black
- Black
- Coyote Brown
- Ranger Green
- Wolf Grey

Price: 40 EUR if sold by meter for solid colors (35 EUR if sold by roll). Multicam is 50 EUR if sold by meters or 45 EUR by the roll. Price excludes VAT and shipping.
If anyone interested send me email at fencl@marines-shop.com

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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.

Specialties:

    -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.


 

 

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Packs and bags / Proton Pack - Sling Messenger Bag
« on: October 29, 2018, 08:04:20 AM »
Adapted my pattern for a smaller waist/slingpack and elongated the body and widend it by an inch. I am digging it!

1680D nylon with 420 packcloth (teal) interior.






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Workspace, tools, machinery, and manufacturing / Bartacker jigs
« on: October 25, 2018, 11:49:00 AM »
I have made a few jigs for my bartacker. they are cut in 3mm acrylics





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


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Introductions / Re: Hello from Hawkrigger
« on: October 18, 2018, 02:55:58 AM »
Thanks. Just found you on IG, ...you're making some great stuff!

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Pouches / Re: Double AK mag pouch us-british style hybrid
« on: August 12, 2018, 03:12:26 AM »



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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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Platforms / Modular Gun Belt Prototype
« on: October 19, 2017, 07:40:42 PM »
This is an amalgamated design from our Renegade Belt, which was a standard rigger's belt, and elements of the previous belt system. Two belt system, although there is only one belt shown. Same concept as a some others on the market, but instead of folded 1" webbing tacked on for reduced width PALS, we are using laser cut Cordura laminate, in this case, Whiskey Two-Four's ACRONYM material. The design of the slots enables the user to weave MOLLE accessories on using the top and bottom narrow sections, or attach directly to the larger centre section. Instead of using regular Hook along the inside, we're testing out a hook/loop hybrid that will grab either. So far it's working quite well.

More info on the website: https://www.geardynamics.ca/blog/2017/10/19/modular-gun-belt-prototype






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gearmaker.org's original host was less than reliable.  gearmaker.org's new host assisted with a proper, professional migration of the board.

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While proper filtration, at a flow and pressure consistent with the bed size, will remove particulate and gas from a laser, larger pieces will remain on the table and smaller pieces will fall through the table.

From time to time, cabinets must be cleaned out.  Compressed air and brushes will disturb dust and debris.  A conventional vacuum will remove dust and debris and then exhaust it back into the atmosphere.

Rigid offers an EPA RRP compliant vacuum with a cert'd HEPA filter.  It's great.  A street price of $350 seems standard.  The next level of similar vacs are more expensive and not stocked at the local Home Depot.  Replacement filters and dust bags are available on Amazon Prime.  Cleaning out big and small lasers is a breeze now.  It works great for cleaning lint covered sewing stations too.

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Off Topic / The "Golden" standard designers pricelist
« on: February 26, 2017, 09:05:18 PM »

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Everything else / Purse for the wife
« on: February 18, 2017, 09:58:18 PM »
Used Napa grade A leather & alcantara, knuckle dusters where designed by myself on CAD and cut on a water jet (knuckles are removable). Did a steering wheel lace for inner shoulder strap, fun project.









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