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The Boardroom / Re: Expansion
« on: September 26, 2018, 11:17:48 AM »
Out of respect for our clients, no.  Multiple clients' jobs are run on the same equipment.  It's too much of an interruption to daily operations to sanitize the area for a proper propaganda pic.

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Materials science / Re: Laminate options
« on: September 19, 2018, 01:30:06 PM »
With your laminating capabilities, do you have the ability to tape seams? Im interested in making some waterproof gear; ie dry bags, tents, tarps, etc...

On the production level, yes.

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Materials science / Re: Laminate options
« on: September 19, 2018, 01:29:36 PM »
All colours/patterns interest me! If we can buy 60" wide by the yard, I'd be happy.

I'd also like to talk to you about a fabric to foam application. 400 or 500D laminated to 1/8" closed cell foam, perhaps with another layer on the other side. Possible?

Yes.  200 yards per color on 500D/.125" CCNS/500D.  Once you know exactly what you want, we can quote.

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Materials science / Laminate options
« on: September 14, 2018, 10:40:04 AM »
Are you looking for something other than what's available on the market currently?  Almost every day we experiment with new solvents, adhesives, sonic and vibration welding, and a few other related processes.  This constant scientific evaluation and testing has given us all the boring, tedious details, speeds, and feeds to produce the optimal combination of peel strength, weight, abrasion resistance, and hand.  It's easy to spend thousand or tens of thousands on development failures.  Let us produce a result for you while saving you money.

The demand for 500D/500D in the big 4 colors has precluded us from offering other options.  A new, bigger, whizbang laminating machine with all sorts bells, whistles, and doodads will offer us additional production capacity.

Are you interested in 500D / 1000D?  1000D / 1000D  500D / 330D?  Some other combination?

Solution dyed navy blue (fingers crossed for LAPD blue) should be available 2019 if that color interests you.





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The Boardroom / Re: Expansion
« on: September 13, 2018, 07:26:13 AM »
Unloading and receiving the new laser.


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Asset exchange / Re: WTB: 500D Kryptek Patterns
« on: September 07, 2018, 10:32:48 AM »
We have at least one yard Highlander and a roll of Raid.  $25/yard plus actual shipping.

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Asset exchange / Re: WTB 1.5" Ranger Green Webbing
« on: September 07, 2018, 10:31:59 AM »
We have Texcel 1.5" soldye 17337 ranger green for $1.60/meter + $24.33 USPS 1st class

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Service exchange / Custom laminating up to 60" wide
« on: September 05, 2018, 09:32:15 AM »
Do you need almost anything stuck to almost anything else?  Eliminate costly touch labor and increase throughput with a lamination solution for your production lamentation.

WTF stock a vast selection of milspec, solution dyed, Berry compliant wide and narrow fabrics ready for conversion in to your custom laminated product up to 60" wide.

Do you need a particular peel strength?  Waterproof barrier?  Integrated electronic circuits or wires?  Aramid or paraaramid reinforcement?  We do that.

Email <laminating AT wtfidea DOT com>

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Are you tired of cutting 60" wide fabric to size for your laser or knife cutter?  Do you realize the touch labor costs involved when cutting fabric to size?

We stock 60" wide 75 yard rolls of milspec, Berry 500D nylon ready for slitting to your specified width(s).  Black, coyote brown, Multicam and ranger green (unavailable until October-ish due to Invista yarn plant relocation).  We can rewind to any size roll you like--> Smaller rolls reduce employee fatigue and injury probability.

Email your needs to <converting AT wtfidea DOT com>

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Materials science / Re: Foam Foam Foam
« on: August 31, 2018, 10:05:32 AM »
CCNS (closed cell neoprene sponge) MIL-STD-417.

Buy factory direct from Monmouth Rubber & Plastics. "We make it in America and Ship Worldwide"

They have a good story too-  https://monmouthrubber.com/monmouth-rubber-plastics-2/

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

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Workspace, tools, machinery, and manufacturing / Re: Juki LU-2828V-7
« on: August 16, 2018, 09:47:39 AM »

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Brilliant!  Thank you for sharing.  Amazing.

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Workspace, tools, machinery, and manufacturing / Re: Juki LU-2828V-7
« on: August 16, 2018, 09:46:15 AM »
No issue, I love Juki. Was just hoping for some existing competition. This should hopefully kick Brother and the other sewing machine companies into high gear to come up with products with similar features, driving down costs, etc.

I would also love to have something like this in my workshop to build new product development samples because it could just make life easier.

My only concern would be servicing and maintaining this machine. All the new tech they add will break sooner or later. Hopefully Juki is training the dealers and independent mechanics in the US to service these machines and not just relying on the big factories to send their techs in for training.

Support innovation.  Support innovators.  It encourages innovators to innovate and bring useful things to the market.  While others wait for the price to drop one can reduce operator fatigue and increase quality and throughput immediately.  Skip that vacation or new car depreciation and let the new machinery pay for itself in a quarter or two and skip that new car or vacation.  The morale generated by providing employees a positive environment with the latest, efficient, ergonomic equipment is priceless.  Demonstrate to your merry band your level of appreciation:  78 / 26 environment, bonuses, and the best equipment money can buy.

Juki 22xx series with high lift offer the same effect.  Rather than adjusting the high lift knob on top, hit the knee switch for instantaneous, on the fly high lift/max alternating momentum.  It's a breeze to stitch over zippers and seams. The V's presser foot pressure is digitally controlled.  If it sensed an increased load (thicker area) it could respond by increasing alternating momentum when approaching and traversing seams.

On the 22xx Eco series, it's changed from a pneumatic switch (push on, release off) to an electronic switch (push on, push off) which is counter intuitive and sloppy.  Juki Miami assisted with reprogramming the 180 panel to make it push on, release off.  It's still not quite as quick as pneumatic but it's close enough.  I didn't notice a high lift knee switch on the Smart 2828.

Juki Miami has been helpful in assisting with issues via email and phone.  I can't imagine the V being much more complicated than a kit built R/C car or plane and not much more sophisticated than a smart phone.

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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

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