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SMA Dailey At Army/Navy Game In Prototype Pinks and Greens

Monday, December 11th, 2017

You’re looking at the best leadership team the US Army has had in quite some time.

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Army Chief of Staff Mark Milley is seen with Sergeant Major of the Army Dan Dailey during Saturday’s Army/Navy Game. SMA Dailey is wearing a prototype ‘Pinks and Greens’ service dress uniform which he was recently fitted for by a team from PEO Soldier.

The uniform is referred to as ‘Pinks and Greens’ because it is inspired by an iconic World War Two-era dress uniform. This modernized version is available in male and female versions. If it is adopted, there’s even talk of an optional wear leather A-2 flight jacket.

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Update: Here are a few more photos from PEO Soldier.

Paul Kim Working On Gen 2 VORTEX Suppressor Design

Saturday, October 14th, 2017

For years, Paul Kim was the creative force at SureFire, responsible for the design of several of their lights. A few years ago, PK struck on his own, standing up the aptly named, PK Designs Lab. We’ve showcased several of his lights over the years, but now he’s working on a Suppressor design.

Apperently, this is his second generation, disclosing on a Facebook post, “My previous Gen 1 suppressor was never analyzed to this level of scrutiny. This time we are doing it right.”

He went to offer four images, stating, “Here is a sneak preview of the finite element analysis and computational fluid dynamics analysis of our Gen 2 VORTEX suppressor design.”

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FirstSpear Friday Focus – Meet The Multimag And See More At Warrior East

Friday, July 7th, 2017

FirstSpear is in the business of building advanced lightweight armor platforms and load bearing equipment designed for the professional user. Next week FirstSpear will be displaying their wares in Virginia Beach at ADS Warrior Expo East and will be debuting an all new pocket designed to secure a variety of different magazines. You get the first look at the Multimag pocket today.

I have been sworn to secrecy on the Multimag since last summer. The adjustable dial allows the user to customize tension. It’s great to see it finally coming to market. But please note, the Multimag is not available for order yet. See it, and other FirstSpear products, in person at booth #1408 at Warrior East, July 13 – 14th in Va Beach.

www.first-spear.com

Acronymjutsu

Sunday, July 2nd, 2017

Acronym is a German clothing brand known for their innovative design. Acronym offers their clothing in a seasonal basis, with new designs coming twice a year. This video showcases the features of their J1A-GT Jacket amd gives you an idea of the type of innovation they put into their work.

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TacJobs – Crye Precision Seeks Director of Product Development

Monday, February 6th, 2017

The Opportunity
We’re expanding and as our business grows and our product range broadens, we’ve found it necessary to make significant investments in our organization. Notably, we’re completing our new 85,000 sq ft landmark facility which is designed from the ground up to facilitate innovation. Similarly, we’re investing in our people and are looking for someone who’s personally supportive of our customers and equally driven to deliver exceptional products for our market. We’re seeking the right person to lead our product design efforts from concept through production and beyond. This position reports directly to the COO and CEO.

Basic Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Industrial Design or a related field.
• 10+ years established experience with a background in product design and development.
• Excellent real-world design sensibilities. Our work is highly technical and the successful candidate must be comfortable working at the highest levels of product strategy and equally comfortable helping resolve intricate technical details with the design team.
• Proven expertise leading and managing a creative technical team.
• Must have extensive product development process management experience.
• Proven experience in maintaining design intent from concept to final product.
• Proven expertise in keeping multiple projects on schedule without sacrificing design quality.
• Soft goods/apparel and hard goods design experience is critical – hands on working knowledge of modern fabrication tools and techniques is important.
• Our ideal candidate has a well-developed working knowledge of garment making, metal and plastics manufacturing techniques, rapid visualization and prototyping… someone who feels just as comfortable in a sample shop as they do in a meeting room.
• Proficiency with full MS Office Suite and Adobe Suite of products.
• Advanced 3D modeling, surfacing, and rapid prototyping background is desired.
• Must be an excellent communicator throughout the organization.
• Must have a keen sense of our markets and design directions within our industry.
• Must be able to quickly visualize and communicate concepts with the group
• Must have an innate sense of brand and style and be able to consistently translate that into product development decisions.

Specific Responsibilities:
• Be accountable for the overall output of the design team in terms of quality, schedule, and cost.
• Help the design team successfully navigate all the technical challenges inherent to innovative product development.
• Help vet, analyze and select successful new product concepts.
• Work directly with the Production Department and other departments to ensure that the Design Department is providing the most value possible to the company.
• Create, maintain and achieve aggressive product development timelines.
• Create, track and meet product development budgets.
• Be the top-level representative of the Design Department within the company.
• Make Design Department staffing decisions.
• Allocate Design Department resources for all projects.

To apply, email apply@cryeprecision.com

NOTE: International candidates must hold a valid US working permit.

Sneak Peek – The Weatherneck – The Breakaway Balaclava

Wednesday, October 19th, 2016

Coming soon to Kickstarter is the Weatherneck, from the same folks who brought you Fix It Stix, used by many to maintain their firearms. Billed as the Breakaway Balaclava, the Weatherneck uses magnets to transform from a cap to a full balaclava.

Specifically designed to minimize fogging and provide just enough protection to get the job done, it will be offered in Black. Made in USA!

theweatherneck.com

PK Design Labs – PL2 Pocket Burner

Monday, August 29th, 2016

Paul Kim is at it again. This is his new PL2, a single AAA compact light with high output. Called the Pocket Burner, it uses a Cree LED to deliver over 110 lumens for 1.2 hours on the High setting, or 12 lumens for 12.4 hours on Low.

For more info, visit www.pkdesignlab.com.

A Look At The Design Process For The Kit Bag Plus! At Armageddon Gear

Tuesday, June 28th, 2016

This is the best thing I’ve seen all week. They make some really great stuff.

www.armageddongear.com