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Asset exchange / Re: 500D/500D Cordura Laminate Fabric - MOST COLORS
« on: February 18, 2019, 01:08:06 AM »
Same for me Mike - inquiry sent by Email on Saturday.


Can't remember the exact price for the software - about 200-300EUR.

Asset exchange / Re: 500D/500D Cordura Laminate Fabric - MOST COLORS
« on: February 02, 2019, 01:37:39 AM »
Excellent news and thanks for sharing.
Do you laminate MC fabrics with solid color Cordura or is it two-sided MC?

Vendors and sources / Re: first-spear tubes
« on: October 29, 2018, 05:51:11 AM »
NFM sells Tubes via Norsegear for 18,43 a pop...

To be specific, the issue is not with buying Tubes as much as buying them at a reasonable wholesale price. Anyway that ship has sailed as far as we're concerned.

Vendors and sources / Re: first-spear tubes
« on: October 27, 2018, 01:30:59 AM »
NFM doesn't sell Tubes to anyone AFAIK.
You can also use the new Duraflex buckles that were designed for Lindnerhof in the first place.
However the ROC buckles are better noted by users when compared to Tubes.

Yes, that is indeed my problem. I'll ask around about sol dyed tubular.

Materials science / Re: ITW Buckle Colour Confusion.
« on: September 18, 2018, 11:11:45 PM »
The Foliage and Tan shades from ITW changed quite a bit a few years back - your buckles are probably the old shade.

Materials science / Looking for IRR black tubular webbing type 5625 1 inch
« on: September 15, 2018, 02:14:47 AM »

Everything's in the title... We currently use commercial black type 5625 that shines quite a bit in NVGs.
Anyone knows a supplier for IRR treated black?

Tutorials and techniques / Re: Question on stitches per inch
« on: September 04, 2018, 03:02:57 AM »
3,5mm as standard and 5mm for sewing folded edges on fabric with a tolerable shortening of the finished length.

Materials science / Re: Elastic for Cummerbunds
« on: August 09, 2018, 11:06:41 PM »
I'll jump in.
Nylon woven elastic (think Eagle pouches and cummerbunds) catches less on vegetation than knit elastic. GSI is a good source.
In theory polyester knit would be less expensive but for some reason GSI offers the woven nylon for less so it's an easy choice.

No news yet. I guess the lawfare phase is ongoing.

Yes I have a custom X-box pattern for sewing elastic to leg strap webbing in 38x30mm.
Haven't had the time nor urgent need to program other patterns.
What I can do once back from holidays is post somewhere the procedure for transfering patterns to the bartacker.

So far there appears to be secondhand accounts, hearsay, conjecture, and speculation.

"Just the facts, ma'am."

Emails from Directors of International Sales for both companies are direct sources. I left out some aspects for the sake of discretion.

2M sent me their patent text. They are confident that it doesn't infringe on the Tubes patent.
Grab a seat, here's your popcorn...

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