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#1 Simiballer

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Posted 28 September 2013 - 09:57 PM

So, I found that Rotor internals are MUCH less expensive than the full thing, and I was tinkering around with a cool design for a hopper (still not complete). Does anyone know what dimensions to use for a self printed hopper, and if there are any designs out there available for download?
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Posted 28 September 2013 - 11:22 PM

I know inception designs has the pico but it uses halo/prophecy guts. I would also LOVE to see a sport shot style hopper with rotor guts though. 

 

EDIT: I was mostly posting about the downloadable design. I can't really help with the dimensions.


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Posted 30 September 2013 - 07:17 AM

3D printing is pretty much useless for paintball. It's incredibly expensive, the material is far too weak for a hopper, and perhaps most importantly the materials used absorb water (atleast from the places I've tried). It's only any use for prototyping.


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Posted 30 September 2013 - 10:01 AM

you should just measure up the loaders you might have layign around.


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Posted 30 September 2013 - 11:03 AM

3D printing is pretty much useless for paintball. It's incredibly expensive, the material is far too weak for a hopper, and perhaps most importantly the materials used absorb water (atleast from the places I've tried). It's only any use for prototyping.

 

While I agree on the expensive part, I disagree on the strength. There are tons of different methods and materials for printing, and some very strong materials and structures can be made.


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Posted 30 September 2013 - 08:47 PM

Shapeways also has some pretty inexpensive material, and if you really want durable, you could always try their sterling silver :) lol
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