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If you intend on using and arduino or a raspberry to control the lengths it could be awesome to ditch the usb part and be able to use some kind of web interface (hosted on the controller) and access it via wifi, so you can configure all your cuts on a computer or even from a smartphone.
To reduce the fumes you should set a temperature not too high, that melt but not burn the nylon. The temperature will drop each time you cut something and you'll need some kind of filtering on your temperature sensor values to prevent overshoot since your blade will have some thermal inertia.
Also you would need some guides to prevent the webbing (or anything) to go sideways, and if the feed rate is rather high and your roll is on a stand you'll need to limit the rotation of the roll or your webbing will continue to unroll.

Tutorials and techniques / Re: Messy stitches on tubular
« on: July 26, 2018, 10:42:38 AM »
I would raise the top tension and increase the needle size, so the thread slides easier in the eye and also make bigger holes. 110/18 may be too small I generally use 130/21 for everything.

Concept, design, and engineering / Re: Prototype Making.
« on: April 17, 2018, 04:27:56 PM »
For simple pattern I usually go straigth into autocad and draw / print it.

For more complex stuff I go through these steps (minus the MD part) :

Asset exchange / Re: WTB: 500D OD Green, German FleckTarn & Matching Webbing
« on: September 06, 2017, 04:34:09 AM »
Reflections, viewing angle and light direction change the perceived color a lot on a photo.
When trying to get a better idea of the actual color I add some blur to the image to get rid of all those highlights (though the overall light reflection contribution is still there.)

Materials science / Re: Stretchy Material for Stash Pockets
« on: August 10, 2017, 04:16:36 AM »
I believe 520E from Tweave is called Durastretch, if you want to try it rockywoods (navy blue) and owfinc (black) carry it.
It's a nice fabric that doesn't pill, but it's not that strechy, you'll have limited expanding capability with it.

Workspace, tools, machinery, and manufacturing / Re: Manual repository
« on: February 10, 2017, 05:11:06 PM »
Here's what I collected so far:

206RB-1 operation.pdf :
206RB-1 parts.pdf :
206RB-1 TIMING.pdf :
206RB-5 Operating Instructions 2.pdf :
206RB-5 Operating Instructions.pdf :
206RB-5 Parts Book.pdf :
206RBL-18.pdf :
206RBL-30.pdf :

Consew_CS-1001.pdf :

DDL-227, 552, 553, 555 Instruction Manual.pdf :
Juki DDL-555 parts.pdf :
Juki DDL-555-4 parts.pdf :

138(1-81 service.pdf :
138(9-86 instruction.pdf :
Manuel PFAFF 1245.pdf (french manual) :
pfaff 138 parts.pdf :
pfaff 138 subclass.pdf :
Pfaff 362-261 .PDF :
Pfaff_262_Service_Manual.pdf :
pfaff-138.pdf :

Pouches / Re: Dual Magazine pouch made from full laminate
« on: February 09, 2017, 05:21:43 PM »
Nice! Laser cut edges don't fray easily? Maybe that's a dumb question cause if it did you wouldn't do it this way... But when I see these edges I always have the impression it will fray with some abrasion.

Introductions / Re: Hello from La-La Land
« on: December 16, 2016, 09:11:05 AM »
Welcome (a bit late ;) )

Don't hesitate to post photos of your work !


Concept, design, and engineering / Re: Help with 'folds'
« on: December 08, 2016, 02:45:31 PM »
It's unwrapped and then the mesh topology is swapped with UVs thanks to a script. Everything needs a script with Max... Each year they add new "builtin" features, which in fact are just previous external scripts they integrate (except for a few), for example this year we have a shiny new interface with nice new icons but the core is still buggy as hell...

Concept, design, and engineering / Re: Help with 'folds'
« on: December 08, 2016, 01:58:05 PM »
It's 3ds Max, took me a minute to make this. As I said in previous posts, it's a bit overkill for this task but I use it at work... If you're interested in something similar there's Blender which is free and really powerful.

Concept, design, and engineering / Re: Help with 'folds'
« on: December 08, 2016, 05:00:04 AM »
Here's an unfold from a 3d box to illustrate...

Vendors and sources / Re: ISO Ranger Green 400/420D Pack Cloth
« on: November 12, 2016, 03:01:38 AM »
If GSI doesn't have it, there was lots of RG 420d packcloth on ebay a while ago pretty cheap but fraying like hell, anyway if it's well bound there's no problem.

Vendors and sources / Re: Going out of business
« on: November 11, 2016, 04:31:50 AM »
I've bought from them a few times, they were really kind and always helpful even for small orders. Their prices on rolls were very attractive, especially since they had rolls of all sizes, some were 70 yds but others were just 3 or 5 yds...

Materials science / Re: 43668 vs 55301
« on: November 09, 2016, 05:20:47 AM »
I think the T3A I got here are from Bally Ribbon Mills. Yes the T3A are stiffer than the 55301 from texcel. When I first got rolls from them (after having used 43668 T3A for years) I had the feeling it was really shitty and weak cotton like webbing compared to T3A ^^ Didn't know it was because of the solution dying back then...

Materials science / Re: 43668 vs 55301
« on: November 08, 2016, 05:45:22 PM »
Essal, couldn't say it's an old photo. I've taken new ones today. If I remember correctly what the guy I've bought it from told me years ago, T3A (RG & MJK, 2 & 3 from the top) were made for Eagle and the 2 OD ones (1 and 4 from top) for HSGI.

I'd say it's vat dyed, but can't be sure since the yarns are rather shiny and my lighting is shit. But it seems there are darker areas due to the weaving, which would indicate vat dying.

HSGI webbing looks also different from the other 2...

I would take Texcel's announcements with a grain of salt... In March 2014 they told me tropic webbing would be released in 2 months, finally it went out a year later ^^

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