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Thread: 3D Printed back blocks and bolt pins

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    3D Printed back blocks and bolt pins

    I'm trying to gauge if there would be any interest in 3D printed back blocks and bolt pins. My CAD license prohibits me from commercial use so I can only accept donations but I would ask ~$5 for shipping cost.
    Bolt pins are made from 100% PLA fill and back blocks 75% fill. Both are definitely tough enough to withstand pump and most meck play, I don't know I'd use these on a E-gun but if anyone will volunteer just shoot me a PM and I can make a custom piece for you to test out.

    I can do custom pieces, with initials or other small customization and if there's interest I'll can do additional colors.

    Also making custom beaver tails as well:





    Speaking for myself, the bolt pins look amazing.






    Last edited by Tylervalo; 05-31-2018 at 02:43 AM.

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    I printed a pin for myself. I recommend printing sideways so the stress doesn't separate layers.

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    I've wondered about that. I sat on day at work and tried bending a pin back and forth to see if it would separate, didn't have any issues with it. I'll give sideways a try to see how clean I can make it.

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    I don't have experience having it break from printing it that way, I just figured a few layers would end up taking most of the force and would end up splitting over time.

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    Hey that is pretty cool. On the pin would you be able to add a Rolex logo?

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    Working on one. The design is no problem, printing cleanly is proving to be a challenge though.


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    Nice, would raising the logo help instead of concave?

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    you should look up cold acetone vapor finishing on youtube

    My friend has done it for his 3d prints.
    Wall hangers are for chumps

    Everyone wants a Westwood for the price of a Prostock

    If you don't ship to Hawaii, I don't ship to you. Flat rate boxes cost the same.

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    Got one to print cleanly. Best pic I could get though

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