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Vendors and sources / Re: desert pink or hello kitty Cordura
« on: December 07, 2017, 01:17:42 PM »
Other than the wonky pink hunting camo I've only seen solid pinks floating around the common places here in the US. I'm betting that the Manhattan Portage X Hello Kitty 1000D Cordura is produced in Korea or China and is custom just for them. You might be able to source something from the Chinese nylon mills on Alibaba. They often have vast catalogs of 500d and 1000d airspun nylon "Cordura-like" fabrics in crazy patterns.

Spoonflower does have a decently heavy canvas material that you could print whatever you want on. It's not Cordura but it could work in a pinch.

Also reach out to Kyle at RSBTR / OutdoorINK. He's got a 420d Robic nylon that's full color printable.

So I use a Juki Lh-3188-7, which is a twin needle split bar, needle feed machine, which works great for a few layers of 1,000d but doesn't feed the material well for thicker build ups or foam. I also have an older Consew 328RB-1 which is a split bar, twin needle walking foot machine, but it is set up for 3/8" gauge so I have never tried binding with it. I would also have to grind off the edge of the inside toe to get the binder close.

Vendors and sources / Re: 500d Sandstone Nylon
« on: July 25, 2017, 12:16:01 PM »
Ask Gary at Textile_Specialist for his 500d closest in shade to the 1000d Sandstone? 

 I mean the Army's WWII spec for OD#3 had a range from golden to pea green, the current Army spec for Tan499, I've noticed some variance in the shade, too.

  Lot to lot, mfg to mfg, yard to yard on the same roll even (whole reason cutting tags are used in industrial sewing processes)

Concept, design, and engineering / Re: 500D PALS
« on: February 15, 2017, 09:09:09 AM »
I was thinking more of brands like Condor and other Asian manufactures, and not the early days of Multicam (Printed webbing and the Duro partnership started in October 2008), hence the lower quality connection I get. I'm aware that several big and small ones, including Paraclete, that did use folded Cordura. I cannot however think of anyone that still uses folded webbing with the exception of SOE, whos operation seems less than optimized.

Do I think it's durable enough? Sure. Especially with a 2-4 stitch lines, it's also cleaner than a single line which leaves a "puffy" top and bottom. Do I think it's the best solution? Nope. I'd rather fold 1" webbing like a bunch of other top of the line manufacturers. It does require you to stock said webbing, but for load bearing purposes I'd consider it a requirement anyway due to the difference in tensile strength between 500D Cordura and A-A-55301 (150N/34lbs vs ~1000lbs).
Folded webbing is for sure thicker, that's the downside, but it's also way more stable which is the positive side.

Vendors and sources / Re: Cordura, girls color.
« on: November 08, 2016, 06:25:21 AM »
Never work with polyester 600d. Will buy and try. Victor, your idea is good, but very hard and long time to sew, I think.

Poly 600D sews and handles very similar to Cordura 1000D. They have similar texture, weight, and feel. The poly has a bit of a rubber feel to it. It's actually pretty awesome fabric, and cheap. Some of the printed poly 600 have a slightly softer hand to them - they feel as thick as 1000D but as soft and pliable as 500D. If your machine is set up for 500-1000D, you will only have to make minor adjustments to your machine.

Vendors and sources / Re: IOTV 10mm mesh
« on: September 07, 2016, 10:08:48 AM »
That's not the point, they have dozens of styles of mesh.

Vendors and sources / Re: IOTV 10mm mesh
« on: September 06, 2016, 02:43:01 PM »
Apex Mills in USA will do that. I haven't delt directly with them for a while.  Contact Roy Rizzo. PM and I'll get you his direct phone/email.

Platforms / Re: Panzerklein dynamic load carriage system
« on: July 09, 2016, 08:11:35 AM »
In 2013 Denmark changed the old bodyarmor system to TYR Tactical PICO with the xframe for all soldiers in the Danish Defence. Given to both regular and SOF units. Frogmen use SS Plateframe because the PICO gains 2kilo weight when it is wet.

Denmark is TYR Tactical biggest customer

Denmark did extensive test of the soldiers in 2009 in Afganistan Helman provins.

The avarage infantrysoldier during exercise in Denmark has around 15-20kilo depending on function. In Afganistan the avarage infantrysoldier weighed around 35kilo.

In ISAF the soldiers could no longer depend on APC/IFF/Tanks to cover them, the IED thread inceases and soldiers needed to carry ECM jammers(25kilos) pr section. Minesweepers and laders + recoilsriffels, MG3 ect to give firepower. The way that soldiers trained war at home was not the way war was fought in Greenzone.

The Danish PT. test was changed 3years ago from a more simple PT test to be more focus on the Core of the body to prevent back injuries. Also making the test unisex so it dident matter if you are female or male the test is the same. Woman in Denmark serve in combat units.

The Xframe is a very complicated system that requies alot of training and understanding to adjust it correctly so many Danish soldiers are not using the frames or it is not set up correctly.
The Dynamic Weight Distribution System from Source is a more soldierproof systemet but the vest is crap.

Platforms / Re: Panzerklein dynamic load carriage system
« on: July 08, 2016, 03:37:40 PM »
GD, sure, a strong body helps, but it doesn't eliminate problems related to load carriage. I think that injury prevention is one of the most overlooked parts of being a soldier, and especially in-the-field injury prevention or non-admin type of prevention.

Not the study about back pain and frames, but this is a good study on military load carriage. Page 35 (45 in the pdf) and out talk about related medical issues and treatment. I'd recommend reading it, it's interesting. Some of the referenced studies are also very interesting if you can find them/access them.
Military Operations
Joseph Knapik, ScD, and Katy Reynolds, MD

Platforms / Re: Panzerklein dynamic load carriage system
« on: July 08, 2016, 12:16:30 PM »
ManMarVelez, I hope you have good luck with it. I don't mean to sound overly negative, but just putting my opinion out there. I'd love to see pictures of some SOF units using this. It would be interesting to see what sort of load-out requires a stabilizing frame. My perspective comes from being a light infantry soldier, not SOF. From my exposure to our SOF units, I have found they tend to carry even less weight than the infantry, of course this is always mission specific.

Workspace, tools, machinery, and manufacturing / Re: Sewing robot
« on: July 07, 2016, 11:29:01 PM »
Is this the next phase in WTFidea?

Packs and bags / Hydration bag for chest rig
« on: April 22, 2016, 04:51:21 AM »
This is my first prototype of hydration bag 2L to attach to the chest rig, and can also be single. The interior is lined with insulation to keep the temperature of the liquid. Comments are welcome to improve, thanks.

Vendors and sources / Re: Small quantities non mil spec hardware?
« on: February 11, 2016, 02:55:44 PM »
Just to clarify, you are talking about Chuck Schwartz from GSI, correct?


Current bartack machine pricing was requested from Nick-O-Sew yesterday.  See below email text in italics.  Email shared with permission.

Rebuilt Juki LK-1900 $2650 each
Rebuilt Juki LK-1900A $3250
NEW Nick-O Sew NKS-430D $3150
NEW Juki LK-1900B $4650 these are really cool and nice machines

Email Nick O Sew to see if they ship to your area-->

If only one set of clamps is purchased with the machine, it is strongly advised to get North/South bartack clamping.  Request a 42 stitch, center stop/start bartack stitch uploaded to the machine prior to shipping.

Pouches / Re: GUSAR- Grenade.Universal.Sniper.AssaultRifle
« on: February 04, 2016, 09:09:11 PM »
Your SPI looks low...

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