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Is there anything anybody wants at the moment?
« on: October 14, 2018, 09:23:56 AM »
Tutorials? Open source CAD? More industry personalities participating?

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Re: Is there anything anybody wants at the moment?
« Reply #1 on: October 14, 2018, 11:06:47 AM »
Since i am still in the learning process I would like to see a fairly extensive tutorial on making a square bottomed mag pouch.

i am also trying to figure out the simplest way to make a small back pack.

I dont have anything special in mind since its still a learning curve for me.

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Re: Is there anything anybody wants at the moment?
« Reply #2 on: October 14, 2018, 04:42:45 PM »
I'd love for an Industry professional section with intros much like ours, but for what their company offers.  Never really needed it as a small shop since I couldn't meet MOQs very often but in my new position, I'm always looking for new/different things to try. Best-way-to-contact info would be great since some companies are stellar about emails but suck at phone calls, etc.

I have never participated in one, but the open-source/collaborative design idea has always intrigued me.  Bringing a half dozen interested minds together on a single creation...still not sure the ins and outs of them or if they're a waste of time or not.

Open source CAD files for learning are awesome too.  I learn a lot from studying CAD files of products that I know as a finished good too, since I'm fairly new to the computerized design side of things.

i am also trying to figure out the simplest way to make a small back pack.

And oldie but goodie for pack making:  http://gearmaker.org/index.php?topic=510.0

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Re: Is there anything anybody wants at the moment?
« Reply #3 on: October 15, 2018, 08:10:37 AM »
I'd love for an Industry professional section with intros much like ours, but for what their company offers.  Never really needed it as a small shop since I couldn't meet MOQs very often but in my new position, I'm always looking for new/different things to try. Best-way-to-contact info would be great since some companies are stellar about emails but suck at phone calls, etc.

Totally agree with this. Many initial email contacts have gone unanswered but phone calls are answered and/or returned in a very timely fashion. Every place is different. And a big help for smaller folks would be to list official MOQ's (if/when possible). It's helpful to know at a glance whether an MOQ for a particular material is partial rolls, full rolls, or case qty.

Also, This would probably be a good audience for companies to advertise closeouts or overruns as well. I've seen MMI do some social marketing of their closeout/overruns but I'm sure other places have stock laying around that they'd be motivated to move.