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Thread: Making that Bullet Collator

  1. #501
    I saw some maker geeks stuff when I was at FRY's today. Im just using the 3dmars stuff currently off amazon.

    I figured out the housing question I asked earlier lol not enough coffee at the time of my last post.

  2. #502
    Quote Originally Posted by Handloader109 View Post
    Yep, I printed the double sided turning plate last night and put in fridge as I went to bed. Was stuck solid. Slid of this morning. BTW, you'd think a pane of glass would be fairly consistent right? wrong. I cut two pieces for my printer out of a very large broken piece we hadn't discarded and they are different enough I have to level bed when I swap. Don't forget to do that when you take off anyway.

    And I think I should give you guys a heads up. Don't know who you are buying filament from. But AVOID Maker Geeks like the plague! I was wanting to try them as they are only a couple of hours from me in Springfield, MO and all US made. A very large variety of PLA and PETG. Several different qualities/grades and bunches of color. But ZERO stock I guess. The internet stock is NOT actual. Ordered a couple of rolls on April 1st and still haven't seen the first roll, or tracking number. This is after three different Customer service discussions and guarantees that yes, this is in stock and will ship tomorrow. Buyer beware.....

    Oh, and they charged me for order up front......
    Unfortunately, they have that reputation around the 3D printer groups ... Sorry man that sux. Just took back 3 rolls of Inland PLA to Microcenter as I tried for 2 days to get good prints - never adhered right to 80% of my bed. Got a new roll of Hatchbox back in - slapped it on and viola ... perfect - 1st go ... anyhow - they gave me a ration of it ... when I took back a 99.5% full spool - as OPEN consumeable. Had to ***** to a manager but they refunded it all. Meh ...

  3. #503
    wait, did I miss a double sided plate file somewhere?

  4. #504
    Quote Originally Posted by 6bg6ga View Post
    I have to do something different. I cannot in good conscience purchase too much from MBF. a refrigeration spring for 3/8 tubing and 1/2" tubing are what I'm going to try for roughly $12.00 for the pair plus tax. I have several in my tool box if memory is correct but they may have some rust on them so new is in order.
    Going to home depot today to get these ... what size is the right ones for .45 [ 3/8 - 1/2 tubing? ] and .223 / 5.56 ... .308 ? Think depot sells em in an assorted pack for $9

  5. #505
    almost done printing a 223 plate then its off to do a 45acp one.... my ******* printed a rifle one first without a rifle feed die. woops.

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    Quote Originally Posted by InfringedNSocal View Post
    Going to home depot today to get these ... what size is the right ones for .45 [ 3/8 - 1/2 tubing? ] and .223 / 5.56 ... .308 ? Think depot sells em in an assorted pack for $9
    I had an old set of 4. Small one might work for .223, next up works for 9mm and I'm guessing third smallest would be fine for .45

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    Sliced and ver 2 is 35 minutes from being printed in full

  8. #508
    Quote Originally Posted by Handloader109 View Post
    I had an old set of 4. Small one might work for .223, next up works for 9mm and I'm guessing third smallest would be fine for .45
    Gracias sir ... dug out some projectiles and tested the springs... Got it now. Now the question is - are they springs gunna be LONG enough LOL. Do ya need to stretch em out like a Slinky ?

  9. #509
    Ive about had it with white PLA. Nothing but issues with it being stringy and those strings turn into blobs. I cant "fire and forget" like I can with black on a print. Print settings haven't changed, still 200 and 60 temps.

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    So I started assembly of my unit and I am pretty sure I will need to source some of those brass inserts. My base printed but its very thin where some of the screw holes are to the point I am worried about them even being structurally sound. By thin I mean it resembles a hole area but its missing layers or something. Ill probably just side mount the unit if inserts wont work. 45ACP plate is at 50% currently.

    Infringed that dropper setup looks pretty **** cool man. Keep up the good work!

  10. #510
    Quote Originally Posted by shibbykins View Post
    Ive about had it with white PLA. Nothing but issues with it being stringy and those strings turn into blobs. I cant "fire and forget" like I can with black on a print. Print settings haven't changed, still 200 and 60 temps.

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    So I started assembly of my unit and I am pretty sure I will need to source some of those brass inserts. My base printed but its very thin where some of the screw holes are to the point I am worried about them even being structurally sound. By thin I mean it resembles a hole area but its missing layers or something. Ill probably just side mount the unit if inserts wont work. 45ACP plate is at 50% currently.

    Infringed that dropper setup looks pretty **** cool man. Keep up the good work!
    White is notorious for being a difficult color to get to print. The noted issues are that white requires a special set of pigments - that alters its printing characteristics - you need a specific slicer profile just for it in most materials [ pla / petg / abs etc ] - and testing and calibration for nozz/bed temps and layer heights - as well as extrusion multipliers [ many times ] ...

    Thanks for the kind words bro ...

    Version 1 - these were all printed very fast and at .25 - to get them roughed out quickly - id prolly end up printing finished prduct with a better print profile and better material - but here's where things are at atm.

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    Version 2 - .223 / 5.56 [ 10mm + / - O.D. of Spring Tube 10.56 actually ]

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    Using these ....

    https://www.homedepot.com/p/HDX-Tube...X073/204218597

  11. #511
    pretty quiet in here - whats crakkin gents ?

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    Ammo, my setups running like a Swiss watch now.

  13. #513
    Quote Originally Posted by jmorris View Post
    Ammo, my setups running like a Swiss watch now.
    Nice ... jealous! i got the wrong motor from Amazon - so a temp setback ...

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    Mine is running great on my sizer. I am working on a few different sized spring housings and nose down flip plates since I'm having problems with shorter bullets falling into the spring housing sideways and getting jammed.

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    I still need to get brave enough to actually pull the trigger on a 3d printer. People talked about 3d printed stuff on facebook, so i'm sure i could do a little side work with it if i was to actually buy one.

  16. #516
    Quote Originally Posted by Mark2215 View Post
    Mine is running great on my sizer. I am working on a few different sized spring housings and nose down flip plates since I'm having problems with shorter bullets falling into the spring housing sideways and getting jammed.

    Care t oshare any ideas on how to prevent that bullet sideways action youre having ...? Whats causing it and whats your setup look like at the spring housings? I was trying to make one that was "quick change" ...

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  17. #517
    So initially, I thought I bought the wrong ... Uxcell Center [ centric ] 12v motor for my printed "base". STL - bf_v2_base_uxcell_center... But I cant seem to find a Uxcell 12v motor with a hole pattern that matches the one I printed

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    Anyone know what motor I can buy to match AmmoMikes base spec's ?

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    Making that Bullet Collator

    Finally got started printing yesterday. Trying to put together a nose down only feeder using the MBR motor.

    Started with the 9mm plate in PLA.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tazza View Post
    Thats pretty much the one I have


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    But ...

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    Looks like the Thingieverse .zip has been updated as recently as today by AmmoMike - but the stl doesnt appear to be modified ... Im not sure what to get now

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BP Bronze Point IMR Improved Military Rifle PTD Pointed
BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
BT Boat Tail PL Power-Lokt SP Soft Point
C Compressed Charge PR Primer SPCL Soft Point "Core-Lokt"
HP Hollow Point PSPCL Pointed Soft Point "Core Lokt" C.O.L. Cartridge Overall Length
PSP Pointed Soft Point Spz Spitzer Point SBT Spitzer Boat Tail
LRN Lead Round Nose LWC Lead Wad Cutter LSWC Lead Semi Wad Cutter
GC Gas Check