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    3d printed pump handles for Retro7

    These are not my personal links, but I've ordered from the first link.

    I also came across the second link.
    LP-R7-Pump-Honeycomb-1.1_marked (KX24CMBWM) by jwilk21 on Shapeways. Learn more before you buy, or discover other cool products in Airsoft & Paintball.

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    Avratech R7 Pump - Type-2 (WZNXW462H) by duke_diamondohm on Shapeways. Learn more before you buy, or discover other cool products in Airsoft & Paintball.

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      #3
      I like that pump handle. On the site it says it can be purchased in natural versatile plastic and premium versatile plastic. Is the significant difference in price worth it?

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        #4
        Originally posted by CTownCA View Post
        I like that pump handle. On the site it says it can be purchased in natural versatile plastic and premium versatile plastic. Is the significant difference in price worth it?
        I wish I knew a bit more, but I actually went for the cheapest in white(natural), and it's holding up for not having been used yet since I just got my Retro7 all finished up couple of days ago. If anyone knows about 3d printing, they may be able to explain the different plastics. I think that the premium has a more finished look, so not as matte a finish. They may have smoothed out the mold lines from the print.
        Last edited by binson; 07-28-2020, 07:58 AM.

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          #5
          Here is the natural plastic handle. There are lines that can be seen. I'm speculating it would be a comparable difference say from an octagonal to round style in that the premium may be smoother.

          Post with 1 views. Retro7 3d printed handle

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            #6
            Originally posted by binson View Post
            Here is the natural plastic handle. There are lines that can be seen. I'm speculating it would be a comparable difference say from an octagonal to round style in that the premium may be smoother.

            Ew, yuck! That model was exported with very low resolution if it is printing with those flat sides (assuming the handle is supposed to be round?). The CAD software generates the .stl file at a particular resolution (number of facets) when exporting a 3D model as an STL. An STL is just a collection of flat, planar polygons (and a surface normal to indicate an inside vs. outside face). The fewer polygons used, the flatter the circular approximates tend to be. A different material won't change that.

            I think the designer of that pump handle is an MCB member (or was before the hack at least)

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              #7
              I agree. That's an issue with the original model, not the plastic used. I made a similar pump handle for my 007 and it doesn't have those facets.

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                #8
                i have the honey comb handle on my R7 and it is made what appears much different than your standard 3d printed parts. has a texture as described but a more "solid" feel. if given a choice, id go with the honey comb in matte black.

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                  #9
                  Pic of handle


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                    #10
                    The first link was for the above R7 Pump handle. The 2nd link is for one was for the one below. No real difference though.

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