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LT72884 11-30-2018 04:47 PM

I have 3d printer. Need some help with stick feed
Ok, so i jave a pretty decent printer. It has small print volume, but for the 200$ i paid, its worth it.

So, i want to make a stick feed and a small pocket hopper. However, on the stick feed, i would prefer it not to stick verticly up or past a 20 degree angle. I still would like it to be gravity feed but have that low profile angle.


I was thinking of using a copper coupler bent to about 20 degrees.

Or a spring fed system but not sure how to even deaign that.


indyjrt 11-30-2018 05:04 PM

PaintballDNA uses a 3 printer, check with him.

Riot 12-05-2018 07:43 AM

Would love it if you updated a bit as you went. I have no need for the stick feed, but 3D printing intrigued me.

Rainmaker 12-05-2018 08:29 AM

I only just saw this. Do you have a rough sketch is what you're thinking of?

JonM 12-05-2018 10:43 AM


Originally Posted by Rainmaker (Post 3539844)
I only just saw this. Do you have a rough sketch is what you're thinking of?

This. Feel free to check in with us in the 3D printing section too if you need any pointers.

LT72884 12-05-2018 01:56 PM

Ello:) thanks for the posts.

Im struggling with ideas for the stick feed. It might help if you knew my intent.

I have a tippmann 98 that i removed the front foregrip, stuck a freak back on with insert and no front. Essentially it is a pistol. I have it remote lined, but it looks ridiculous with a hopper on it haha. Hence why i want a stick feed. It cane be cram and jam. However, after playing around, a verticle stick hits things, looks odd and not what im looking for.

I jave a ton of hatchbox and was thinking of just printing tubes that i can put in my glove or vest like mags. Its the adaptor part i need help with.

I would like the tubes to still be gravity feed without to much slowdown and not at a 45 degree angle. Maybe im being to picky haha.

The pocket hopper is for my other tippy:)

LT72884 12-05-2018 02:17 PM

Ok so not like this:
But between this:
And this:

JonM 12-05-2018 02:30 PM

How about a cram & jam adapter kind of like on the Sanchez Machine stick feed but angled up to about 20* and extended to better grip the tube?

FrankW 12-05-2018 02:43 PM

30 degrees (from horizontal) works well for me with cocker based guns. Doesn't stick up too much and clears my mask/visor. Given that you have a smaller print volume, I'd go with printing a cram n jam. If you want a stick feed, you could design it to accept a phantom feed tube.

JonM 12-05-2018 02:47 PM

The cram & jam is going to be the better option for 3D printing anyway. Wall thickness on a tube will be an issue and it could easily snap along layer lines.

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