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Do you think this would work if I wanted to wrap Safariland Kydex holsters?

I have seen on the net somewhere that someone tried a similar process using a cheap vacuum bag and a shop vac to "seal" it on to the kydex, if I remember correctly they said it worked but it wasn't an easy process and not one they wanted to repeat.  I have stuck some on mostly flat kydex and it seems to hold well but I haven't seen it after a year of use.  Also I think Safariland uses boltaron but I don't think that would matter much.

Introductions / Re: New to the forum, Shaw Concepts
« on: May 24, 2019, 08:24:21 AM »
Welcome, I'd say your out to a very good start.  We too are waiting to hear from distributors when the tactic will be available.

Materials science / Re: Tool for installing snap and grommets
« on: May 04, 2019, 08:29:47 AM »
I like they offer a lot of different sizes of setters, they are not cheap.  You can even get a hand (squeeze type) setter but if your doing any amount get a press.  I like the deep one.

Workspace, tools, machinery, and manufacturing / Re: Bartacker jigs
« on: October 25, 2018, 12:50:14 PM »
Now that is a nice piece of useful engineering.

Materials science / Re: Foam Foam Foam
« on: August 31, 2018, 01:30:24 PM »
mini cell and eva work well for us.

Materials science / Re: Foam Foam Foam
« on: August 30, 2018, 01:46:13 PM »
Don't know if it helps but this is where we get our foam, nice people but shipping will get you.

if it matters their volara is not Berry

Introductions / Re: Name Changed, AtypeEffect to Martial Concepts
« on: February 15, 2017, 08:06:45 AM »
  No seeking approval to launch a prototype or buy materials, etc.   

I know what that's like, can't make it if we don't have materials.

Introductions / Re: Hello everyone
« on: February 14, 2017, 01:19:22 PM »
While I had worked for a small manufacture for a number of years, I am no longer with them as changing times and values have resulted in self-terminating my relationship with that company some time ago.  I think the best way of putting it is, I take pride in my work and wish to continue to do so.  The stories I could tell.. .... 

I do still get calls for consulting on products and I am currently looking for a platform to manufacture and sell some of my newer designs.  So I'm still around the industry and try to keep up to date with trends and needs of Mil. and LE.

With the bulk of my consulting work I am bound by contract not to disclose any information, however having designs I worked very hard on replicated by others I know the pain very well and strive to make things truly unique or at the very least greatly upgraded.  I  spend a lot of time researching to make sure of that.  This has helped me greatly with how I pay my bills,  my "day job" is for a retailer. I will try to expand more on this as time allows

wellll... I haven't even cut 500 D, I worked on some wood, plastic, and leather.  I guess I can just set up some lines at different power and speeds and see what works best. I'll basically be renting time on the laser so I was trying to limit the run time as much as possible.

There are a few of us at my day job trying to convince the boss to get a laser, but that's not going to happen unless we can show him it would be a profitable add on.  So I've been trolling sites and know some locals that taught me the basics on running theirs.  Once I got to see some files/operating program and got some "hands on experience"  I've been trying to come up with things to make.

I was also wondering if anyone knew if putting this in a heat press at 305 degrees F for about 15 to 20 seconds would damage it?  or possibly cause the laminating material to lose its holding/sticking strength?


I recently gained access to a 100 watt laser and I really want to try some of this.  Do you have any suggestions on speed and power with this material?

Materials science / Re: Pouch padding
« on: December 19, 2016, 09:28:29 AM »
I've also used the Volara foam but we ordered it from  Cost effective and easy to work with.

Concept, design, and engineering / Re: Rigid belt/Belt stiffener
« on: December 09, 2016, 03:24:15 PM »
We've used the .06 HDPE on belts and as a stiffener for foam padded bags, it can be a little work to put it in a belt.  I have found that our sewers like it better when its about 5/8 of in inch thinner then the webbing used in order to keep it "inside" the two sides of webbing.  We normally take one long piece of webbing then fold it over stitching down one side (to the fold) then a few inches up the other side (to hold the end of the plastic in place.  If you stitch a little to tight and want to slide it in after the sewing of the sides it can take forever and then your grinding/sanding/trimming until you can force it in.  We usually stitch it down the center to finish it off after the Velcro and/or buckle is attached. 

I would like to try something slightly thinner that might be easier to cut and sew.

Vendors and sources / Re: Material, machinery, and tool sources
« on: March 05, 2015, 06:13:16 PM »
Velcro made a low profile loop material called "3610"  I've seen it used as a liner in backpacks.

Everything else / Re: WTFix
« on: March 03, 2015, 05:08:29 PM »

Have you received samples yet?

Yes I do have some samples and had hoped to use them in a new project, unfortunately that project has all but stopped.

I did have the opportunity to talk to a sales rep from Trelleborg and found it very informative.

I still hope to work the samples  into something ... ... just not sure what.

Introductions / Re: Greetings fellow textile laser cutting fanatics
« on: January 29, 2015, 04:18:23 PM »
Welcome, I'm sure your experience will be very appreciated.

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