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Pouches / Re: 180812 pouch for curved top bag
« on: August 12, 2018, 09:13:22 PM »
I would definitely switch to Tan 499 or Shade 1600. Unless you are trying for a dark contrast.

Pouches / Re: 180812 pouch for curved top bag
« on: August 12, 2018, 07:22:09 PM »
What thread colour are you using for MultiCam?

Packs and bags / Re: Backpack #7 multicam.
« on: August 12, 2018, 07:18:52 PM »
On a 1541 I'd set the dial to 3, which I believe is the lowest number on there. That should give you about 10 stitches per inch. That's what we use.

Pouches / Re: Double AK mag pouch us-british style hybrid
« on: August 12, 2018, 07:12:40 PM »
When it's vest mounted, does the lid open enough to get the mags out? It looks like it would be difficult to access them. What is the webbing that is sticking out from your PALS attachment? I know what it is for, but what is the material?

Nice pouch!

Packs and bags / Re: Backpack #7 multicam.
« on: August 09, 2018, 07:58:54 PM »
When you are making a post, click on the insert image icon (furthest button to the left, right under the "B" for bold text). This will allow you to paste a URL to an image you have uploaded somewhere on the internet. This image could be hosted on a photo sharing site, or perhaps on your blog. Alternatively, you could simply bracket your URL with the image tags like this: [img]YOUR URL GOES HERE[/ img]...added a space after the back slash so the tags would display in this post.

Materials science / Re: Elastic for Cummerbunds
« on: August 09, 2018, 12:23:51 PM »
No one?

Materials science / Elastic for Cummerbunds
« on: August 06, 2018, 07:51:25 PM »
Up until now we haven't had a need for wide elastics. I'm looking for opinions on what people think is the best elastic for a cummerbund application. As I understand there is the thicker polyester elastics and the thinner mil-spec elastic. Pros & Cons? Whatever the suggestion(s), they need to be available in military colours and for now, a 4" width? Lastly, where do you recommend we source these materials?

Any word on this? Bootcat?

Do you have close up pictures of your 4Ē elastic? Specifically the solid colours?

Materials science / Re: Cordura Laminated to Foam
« on: July 25, 2018, 10:50:35 PM »
The purpose of this post was to explore options of removing the lamination process from our assembly steps. At present, all rigs are made to order, and at any given time there might be two or three being made. However, we are looking for ways to expedite the assembly process, so having a premade solution would be ideal.

If we were going to use a contact adhesive, weíd do a setup like BOgear has. The 3M sprays in a can are mediocre and getting a good adhesion entirely depends on the foam youíre using and the coatings on the fabric. Weíve tried the Super 77 and the Hi-Strength 90. Neither bonded well.

Materials science / Re: Cordura Laminated to Foam
« on: July 23, 2018, 09:50:11 PM »
Iíve seen the rockywoods ones. Open cell foam though...

The Boardroom / Re: Expansion
« on: July 20, 2018, 09:00:31 PM »
Whatís the temperature there?

Materials science / Re: Cordura Laminated to Foam
« on: July 20, 2018, 08:53:02 PM »
I was looking for a premade solution. We have dozens of samples of foams hear, and our current foams are good for the current process. Iím not sure we are at the stage where I want to set up an operation like this in the shop. Right now we are using a PSA that is on a roll. Itís fairly straight forward, but not ideal for complex designs. Itís also quite expensive, so any wasted material is a pain. Iím intrigued about other options to laminate fabric to foam, so Iím all ears if people have suggestions.

BOgear, Iíve seen your video before and your process looks pretty easy. Iíve got some questions for you:

1. What is the adhesive that you are using and how expensive is it?
2. How does the laminated product like repeatedly being exposed to water?
3. For your face fabric, you mention using Cordura, is it PU coated? Any issues with adhesion?
4. Once you have your laminated sheets, what method of construction do you use to make the rest of the shoulder strap?

The purpose of all of this is that Iíd like to tweak our harness and rig panels, so the assembly time is reduced, and we can possibley discontinue the need for stocking expensive PSA rolls.

Materials science / Cordura Laminated to Foam
« on: July 19, 2018, 07:37:49 PM »
Looking for Cordura laminated to closed cell foam, ideally finished on both sides of the foam, but single side might be OK too. 1/8" foam would be preferable and something in the 400D-500D Cordura range, in a neutral colour.


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