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Offline kingscreen

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DIY T-Shirt Folder
« on: November 05, 2016, 09:47:29 AM »
My father spent 40 years as an electronic engineer working in automation.  Now retired, he builds cool stuff just for fun.
This was built out of 90% re-purposed materials out of his garage and less than $100 in new parts. 

https://www.instagram.com/p/BMaK-fvgvE7/?taken-by=kingscreen

The last step in the sequence holds the shirt at a 45 degree angle so a poly bag can be slipped over the tee.
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Re: DIY T-Shirt Folder
« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2016, 10:14:16 AM »
That is bad a$$!!

Are you actuating each movement, or is it done with timers/relays??
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Re: DIY T-Shirt Folder
« Reply #2 on: November 05, 2016, 11:22:10 AM »
It utilizes a sequencer.  I'm going to make a better video this coming week while we fold and bag a 1k piece job.
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Re: DIY T-Shirt Folder
« Reply #3 on: November 05, 2016, 11:23:20 AM »
I love this... mickey at his finest. We copied the "As Seen on TV" one a few years ago with coroplast and duct tape, but this seems much better, lol...

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Re: DIY T-Shirt Folder
« Reply #4 on: November 05, 2016, 11:23:31 AM »
Couldn't stop watching it!
Hey- make the last flip so they fly right into the box, haha
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Re: DIY T-Shirt Folder
« Reply #5 on: November 05, 2016, 04:45:08 PM »

Looks like a copy of the Speedy T

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zyi8ZNNaIwY


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Re: DIY T-Shirt Folder
« Reply #6 on: November 05, 2016, 06:17:29 PM »

Looks like a copy of the Speedy T

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zyi8ZNNaIwY

Maybe you missed the price tags.

$100 vs $10,000!!!!

I think Scott wins!

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Re: DIY T-Shirt Folder
« Reply #7 on: November 05, 2016, 06:20:31 PM »
that's awesome. I went down the rabbit hole over simialr machines.

I liked this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gzCHk0JZ2hY

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Re: DIY T-Shirt Folder
« Reply #8 on: November 05, 2016, 07:07:24 PM »
That's pretty genius.
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Re: DIY T-Shirt Folder
« Reply #9 on: November 06, 2016, 01:30:05 AM »
Kingscreen I'd like to build one of these.Are you prepared to share more details?
Photographs showing under the table would help.
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Re: DIY T-Shirt Folder
« Reply #10 on: November 06, 2016, 07:01:22 AM »
tell your dad he did a GREAT job.

Hook up with a few guys like Spot Color or river city to sell them for you, 2-3k and I bet you could sell a boat load. excellent job.
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Re: DIY T-Shirt Folder
« Reply #11 on: November 06, 2016, 07:26:07 AM »
Kingscreen I'd like to build one of these.Are you prepared to share more details?
Photographs showing under the table would help.

Not at this time.  Sorry.

tell your dad he did a GREAT job.

Thank you.  I've been showing him everyone's compliments.  He's very humble and just says he's glad everyone likes it.  8)
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Re: DIY T-Shirt Folder
« Reply #12 on: November 11, 2016, 01:37:27 PM »
Folding and bagging a 1,050pc. order today.  So far, we are averaging around 13-14 seconds per shirt with a two person team.
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Re: DIY T-Shirt Folder
« Reply #13 on: March 31, 2018, 07:05:57 AM »
this is just too awesome to not bring back up..



hey king, do you think your pop would be interested in making more of these? I bet if he made 5 or 6 at a time, guys here would snatch them up in a minute...I need one.

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Re: DIY T-Shirt Folder
« Reply #14 on: March 31, 2018, 07:48:53 AM »
I’ve tried. He’s not interested. He’s working on a squeegee washer now.  8)

The folder has now folded over 12,000 shirts without issue.
We did drop out one of the steps in the sequence after figuring out we don’t need it if we just flip in one sleeve when loading. Every second counts right?

https://youtu.be/87ACbky4jN0
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