Thread: Small metal airsoft part
Does it have to be that exact shape? What are critical dimensions to fit/work? As shown I think I would start with a solid lump of Ali, take 3 or 4 cuts on different axes to get the major shape after drilling the holes needed, then get to work with a file.
Im a little too busy but having a quick look at the original part below and with them being plastic is the gusset that reinforces that pin/upright needed?im not sure what kind of stresses it will be under but if it were made in aluminium??..could the upright be replaced with a brass pin or cut down stainless bolt so made in two parts or does it need to be square and shamfered like you drawn. it seems a simple part to make out of a bit of plate or billet and like said a bit of a file where needed using the old one as a template seeing as its a one off.
Last edited by deisel; 16-11-2014 at 01:38 PM.
Don't see the problem using TIG, I was using it on 1mm plate every time the MOT came up on my Metro
none of those dimensions are critical, certainly not as critical as i have made out with the 0.01mm dimensions.
and the part is really a copy of the plastic one, the reinforcement of the protrusion will probably not be necessary. the stress involved in the part is a small spring pushing the end furthest from the protrusion upwards, turning the arm around the pin and making the lowest part push a small nub into the barrel of the gun, giving the BBs backspin the protrusion extends onto an adjustment wheel which is turned to lift the nub (against the spring) and reduce the backspin.
does anyone think they could make this for me?
Last edited by JAZZCNC; 16-11-2014 at 05:03 PM.
That looks great, ill PM my address to you now.
How much do you want for it? Its only fair that i pay for your time and effort.
;) top stuff !!
For anybody who wondered how or what went into doing it then here is the simulation. Never thought to do video.!!
Not much too it really 7 operations with 4 tools. Total machine time with tool changes and filp 16mins and 6 tool simulation time 11mins.
OP 1 & 2 clearence with 6mm endmill.
OP 3 holes with 2mm drill
OP 4 & 5 Ramp & hole pocket with 2mm ballnose used to clean up holes.
OP 6 profile 4mm endmill
OP 7 flip and 0,35mm surface to break loose with 4mm tool.
Last edited by JAZZCNC; 16-11-2014 at 09:27 PM.
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