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Loop Modular Architecture

Since we introduced Loop 3 in  2014, we’ve quietly been shipping the only sling on the market that can be easily “field stripped” down to base components. This has allowed us to offer different webbing lengths, easily repair damaged components, and offer a few accessories. With today's launch of the Universal Mount, we’re taking the wraps off of a vision we’ve been working on for years.

The Loop Modular Architecture transforms the Loop from a line of products into a system that can be mixed and matched to meet a wide variety of needs. Today,...

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In House Production

Luma's been quiet for a while, and today's launch of the new ARCA Loop is a big milestone in what we've been up to.

 

About 18 months ago, we purchased a (used) Fanuc Robodrill - one of Apple's primary CNC machines used to produce the iPhone. These are amazing CNC mills that offer a tremendous levels of speed, accuracy, and reliability... but production machining of our parts to the tight tolerances we demand is not as easy as sending the Robodrill a file...

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At the Spring Shop

Got a Loop 3, Cinch, or Membrane Connector? The D-rings were hand made here in Portland at Custom Spring Products. Typically, CSP isn't making camera strap parts; they are a major spring supplier for both Boeing and Airbus (the spring in the seatbelt buckle you wore on your last airplane ride? probably made at CSP).

Today Kevin and the CSP crew were setting up an old, cam-driven spring forming machine to make the springs that counterweight the door of the Boeing 777. Not a single computer runs this thing, it's all cams and gears, timed to absolute perfection to wind...

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