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Old 06-13-2014, 05:39 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Looking for custom 3D Printerer

Is there anyone that is into 3D printing?

I am looking for someone who can make me a Milsig 10round FS magazine that is half the length of the new Milsig 18rd FS magazine.

I find that the new 18rd FS magazine really gets in the way when I'm in prone.


If you can post some of your 3d printing work, I'd appreciate it.

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Old 06-18-2014, 04:52 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Is there anyone that is into 3D printing?

I am looking for someone who can make me a Milsig 10round FS magazine that is half the length of the new Milsig 18rd FS magazine.

I find that the new 18rd FS magazine really gets in the way when I'm in prone.


If you can post some of your 3d printing work, I'd appreciate it.
I might me able to help you out.

Just one of the parts I've printed: Retro 7 CO2 Knob Grips

I would probably ideally need a magazine in my possession to reverse engineer.

For now, if you could take some pictures of the internals just so I could judge the feasibility.
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I might me able to help you out.

Just one of the parts I've printed: Retro 7 CO2 Knob Grips

I would probably ideally need a magazine in my possession to reverse engineer.

For now, if you could take some pictures of the internals just so I could judge the feasibility.
ooh, sorry. I should've posted that I'm already working with The Sniper 7.
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I've been fiddling with the same type of concept; a low-profile FS-only mag. If I come up with anything, I'll post it here.
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I've been fiddling with the same type of concept; a low-profile FS-only mag. If I come up with anything, I'll post it here.
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im a 3d printer, But I will tell you after working forever trying to design tipx mags, I wouldnt try it. It will take a very long time and however they may work or may not. There are three big problems you must combat.
1: redesigning mags are almost impossible to get exactly right

2: While you may know how at certain tempertures metal expands, well PLA( polylactic Acid: the most common 3d printing material) is even worse in that regard. you could be out it 80 to 90 degree weather and the mag will just not fit into your magwell while it was working perfectly back at your airconditioned house. Also ABS plastic isnt much better in this regard of "warping"

3: This will take you forever and 3d printing is not a exact art there would probably be some minor imperfections that would make feeding with a mag a crisis.

I love 3d printing and its great for all means of things, but paintball mags in my experience just arent worth the trouble.
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Im just working through a cad file now, working the kinks out and should have a functional model in a few more hours actually spent on cad. Im thinking of using the 3d print as more of a plug for a mould and not as a finished product. The print time is only a few hours since there is almost no need for infill, allowing both the print time and material to be reduced. I think the final product will be just as rigid and reliable as the current mags on the market.
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First of all, You would need infill for a mag if you were printing it. and a mould would also need some infill. If you need to I can help you with advice on printing I can help.
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What I was trying to say was that if I'm using the 3d print as a plug for a mould it dose not need to be as rigid as an actual mag. This is because it is simply producing a void when the mould is made. As far as the mould is concerned it will be 100% solid material, as well as any cast part that it produces. I'm printing my first design today if I find some time at home.
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