Tips, tricks and How-To's for making your own outdoor gear. Tents, tarps, hammocks, stoves, packs and anything else you can think of. How to sew dyneema? Im trying to make a bag out of dyneena UHMWP, the dyneema is knitted and is sold on aliexpress and is the only one there if you type "dyneema fabric", so i bought some with intentions to sew it raw like its shipped but i came across a comment on a backpacking forum not the type of bag im making and it said that if you are buying raw dyneema you wont be able to sew it because it needs to be laminated or bonded which is extremely hard to do out of a factory, is this true?
Did i just waste my money? I have never worked with dyneema, it's extremely hard to come by and reportedly tough to sew. It's not the cleanest look, but you should be able to slather enough on both sides to hold it together. I've read some threads on BPL about it. He makes custom packs out of it and figured out how to dye the stuff. It's knitted? Often dyneema is a non-woven laminate. I've had some mesh like knit stuff but its not too hard to sew, could even be done by hand.
The non-woven laminate is like a plastic film and there are special tapes to bond it. I got some from ripstop by the roll but had not tried it, and Bemis tapes work but might as well be a factory for that cause it's darn near the only way to get it. To clarify, dyneema is a fiber.
I typed in "dyneema fabric" on Aliexpress and it gave me 2 hits. Both selections show a pocket knife being stabbed into some yardage. Here's the weird thing: The fabric is knitted. It's kind of strange to make a pack with a knit, though there is really no rule against it.
I would guess that this Dyneema knit has fairly-low mechanical stretch and of course it has no elastic in it.All Thread.
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Dyneema Technical Information. Home Dyneema Technical Information. However, all the information here is equally applicable to other commercial and industrial applications. Dyneema offers by far the best strength to weight ratio of any material used in rope manufacture and is the material of choice for high performance cores. Marlow offer a range of Dyneema cores to suit application preferences as well as budget. However, with new grades of Dyneema being introduced and different treatments available, the decision as to which core is best can often be confusing.
SK99 has an unmatched strength to weight ratio and has carved a niche for itself as the ultimate performance core material. DM20 DM20 has slightly lower tenacity than SK78, but has one major advantage in that it exhibits virtually zero creep. Used mainly for static load applications such as standing rigging.
SK78 SK78 has become the standard grade used by Marlow and other reputable manufacturers.
SK75 For many years the strongest Dyneema grade and the standard material that everybody understands. Thanks to new and improved grades, SK75 is being used less and less and is now not offered by Marlow in Leisure Marine. SK75 is still available in our Commercial division.
SK38 A lower grade of Dyneema now often used in economy products. Whilst cheaper, SK38 does not have anywhere near the modulus, strength or low elongation properties of higher grades of Dyneema. However, SK90 only has the same elongation and creep characteristics as SK Another area of confusion can be heat-setting and pre-stretchin g.
Pre-stretching involves the application of heat during the process and is sometimes known as heat-setting, although simply applying heat does not have the same effect. However, when elongation is measured at a given load for example 4,kgwhich is more relevant to specifying rope for on board applications fig. This is because the rope is working at a lower percentage of its breakload. The extension over time graph Fig. Initial loading will result in elastic extension.Notify me when this product is available:.
This tape will also stick to most of our PU coated fabrics, so it can be used to bond those as well. It does not stick to silnylon, silpoly, or any other silicone coated fabric. Sold in 5 yd sections. This is a pressure sensitive tape with no heat or special equipment required to apply it. Simply position between two layers of material and apply firm pressure for a solid bond. Again, plan accordingly. For example, buying a qty of "2" 5 yd sections will result in two separate 5 yd sections.
Use of these trademarks requires approval from DSM. Head over to our samples page to order a custom sample pack. I used the two-sided tape from RbtR and it worked! It worked great! Leslie Blair was very helpful in completing my order. Thanks Leslie! We love the dyneema fabric. Add to Cart. Description Specs Samples Projects. Customer Reviews. Great service, the product is great and easy to work with, thank you. Should have ordered more tapeIn this tutorial, I'll show you how to make a variety of useful zippered gear bags that are incredibly tough, lightweight and waterproof.
This tutorial is intended for someone like me: familiar with rapid prototyping tools like 3d printers and laser cutters, reasonably competent with hand tools, but pretty clueless about sewing and sewing machines beyond emergency repairs and hemming the odd pair of pants. I promise that after less than an hour of trial and error on a sewing machine, you'll be able to create out an endless variety of useful stuff.
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If like me you come from working with additive or subtractive rapid prototyping processes, you will discover that fabric has all kinds of mind-bending topological properties, meaning you can fold, scrunch and invert it in ways that allow you to conceal your sewing ineptitude. We use some fancy gear—including an electric hotknife and a heavy-duty industrial sewing machine—but mostly to save time and labor. With a little persistence and creativity, you will be able to reproduce almost all of our steps with even the most basic sewing machines.
If you want to have a bag right this instant, we are also offering some as rewards for supporting our Kickstarter campaign. NOTE this tutorial is a draft! Help us make it better by putting your suggestions in the comments! There's little novelty in basic bag design—once you understand the archetypes, you'll see them everywhere and after you make a couple yourself, you'll be shocked by the prices. After some experimentation, we've identified our three favorite bags.
The flat top-zipper case is useful as a pencil case, for wrangling snarls of USB charge cables and for protecting a passport and plane ticket from sweaty pockets and tropical downpours. The duffel bag is perfect for keeping work clothes dry on your bike commute, as an overnight bag on short trips and as a bug-out bag for doomsday fantasies.
In general, I avoid projects that require lots of sewing skill because I have none. I've found that size and detail are the key variables: a small wallet with lots of little pockets is a nightmare. A giant set of drapes can be a hassle to feed through the machine unless you have an equally gigantic work surface.
Our three favorite bags offer high utility and low fabrication complexity. I find the flat front-zipper case to be the easiest to build, and the duffel bag the most complex. Dyneema is a composite material that is roughly twice as strong as Kevlar at half the weight. I bought a cuben fiber wallet in Hong Kong five years ago and after loads of abuse it still shows hardly any wear. We've only found this material in grey and black.
As far as fabric goes, Dyneema isn't cheap but a home-made bag will cost a fraction of a similar factory-made bag from Your Favorite Outdoor Company. Tyvek is stiff and folds like paper, so helps the duffel bag keep its shape. Tyvek is hard to rip and relatively puncture-resistant, but it will pill up and get tatty over time if it gets a lot of wear. The thin Dyneema lets you see the Tyvek logo, which is useful for hipster cred, and in general makes for a bright bag interior that makes it easier to find stuff.
We've recently started experimenting with replacing the inner Dyneema layer with mustard-yellow Robic XL ripstop nylon. Many vendors sell really coarse webbing that's tough to fold and sew.
The softest webbing we've found is Sailrite's nylon.TOOLS You NEED To Make Your Own Ultralight Gear
We use the basting tape to attach things together before we sew them, for example the zippers and the Dyneema, and the fabric layers of the duffel bag. Everyone who actually knows how to sew seems to think that basting tape is tool of profligate degenerates.
I like not stabbing myself with pins. Having blunted a whole collection of rotary cutters on Dyneema panels, we looked for alternatives. We did some experiments cutting Dyneema sheets on our laser-cutter, but given the simple designs of these bags and the hassle of fabric flapping around in breeze generated by the laser ventilation, it seemed like overkill. We now prefer to cut the material with an electric hotknife. If you are going to cut Dyneema with a rotary cutter or something like a box-cutter or an Xacto blade, I strongly recommend you get a pair of cut-safe gloves.
We invested in an electric rope-cutter a few years ago for cutting and instantly fusing the ends of paracord, nylon webbing and dyneema line. For such a weird specialized gadget, it gets a surprising amount of use in the studio.
We use a Sailrite LSZ-1 sewing machine.