New Hook Design for Steyr

Discussion in 'General Airgun Chat' started by zahed2010, Apr 24, 2014.

  1. zahed2010

    zahed2010 Member

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2012
    Messages:
    319
    Location:
    Cardiff
    Club:
    Casleton FT Club
    I've been really impressed with the work Brian has been doing on his hook design. Not satisfied with the hook that comes with the Steyr, I've designed my own. It's being fine tuned at the moment and I intend sending it to a 3D printer. Let me know what you think. :)

    Z
     

    Attached Files:

  2. Ste Hughes

    Ste Hughes Daystate's whipping boy

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2009
    Messages:
    423
    Location:
    southport
    Club:
    Tawd Vale FT & ARC
    This new age of FT where anyone can think of something they need, model it and send it to be made for a very cheap price (compared to machining metal..) is amazing :D

    I think Brian could have changed FT forever :lev

    Edit: and your hook looks good :)
     
  3. zahed2010

    zahed2010 Member

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2012
    Messages:
    319
    Location:
    Cardiff
    Club:
    Casleton FT Club
    Thanks Ste. Brian is a top bloke and gave me some valuable advice.
     
  4. top gun phil

    top gun phil Member

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2012
    Messages:
    220
    Location:
    stoke on trent
    Club:
    Far Coley FTC
    very nice looks good:)
     
  5. Brian.Samson

    Brian.Samson Allowed in Sales Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2009
    Messages:
    2,914
    Location:
    Doncaster
    Club:
    Pontefract, Doncaster Airgun Range
    Looks good Zahed. I've been really impressed with the strength of the laser sintered parts, you could probably reduce some of the thickness to try and save on printing costs a bit and it'd still be plenty strong enough.

    I can see a day coming in the not too distant future where we can build up a library of parts that anyone will be able to just print off on their own home printer.
     
  6. Sammo

    Sammo Member

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2009
    Messages:
    128
    Location:
    nr Mold, Wales
    Stock

    Stocks will be next
     
  7. Brian.Samson

    Brian.Samson Allowed in Sales Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2009
    Messages:
    2,914
    Location:
    Doncaster
    Club:
    Pontefract, Doncaster Airgun Range
    Dunno about next, but maybe sometime in the future. At the moment to have a whole stock printed would cost a fortune. I priced up a Steyr pistol grip and that alone would work out at about £100.

    Small stuff works out quite cheap though and eventually when there are more 3D printing companies around we'll be able to print in a wider range of materials at a reasonable price - rubber, aluminium, titanium etc.
     
  8. zahed2010

    zahed2010 Member

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2012
    Messages:
    319
    Location:
    Cardiff
    Club:
    Casleton FT Club
    Small intricate parts work best.

    I've sent the files to a printer and they should be with me early next week. Will be posting some pictures when I've assembled it.
     
  9. Brian.Samson

    Brian.Samson Allowed in Sales Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2009
    Messages:
    2,914
    Location:
    Doncaster
    Club:
    Pontefract, Doncaster Airgun Range
    Did you use the same printers as me? - don't hold your breath on getting it next week if you did, they're still backed up on orders at the moment. Might take 2 weeks to come back
     
  10. ZakFT

    ZakFT New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 25, 2012
    Messages:
    366
    Location:
    Wales
    Club:
    Castleton FTC / Tondu / Nelson
    Scope mounts & silencers next.
     
  11. zahed2010

    zahed2010 Member

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2012
    Messages:
    319
    Location:
    Cardiff
    Club:
    Casleton FT Club
    No, I decided to go the Nylon filament route. I want to check the material strength of this technology. I know your design is strong using sintered Nylon as I've see a few guys in Wales with your hook.
     
  12. zahed2010

    zahed2010 Member

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2012
    Messages:
    319
    Location:
    Cardiff
    Club:
    Casleton FT Club
    The printer is having trouble printing the part in filament nylon. May try ABS, or look towards sintered nylon.
     
  13. zahed2010

    zahed2010 Member

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2012
    Messages:
    319
    Location:
    Cardiff
    Club:
    Casleton FT Club
    My previous design wasn't too successful so I've modified the design.
     

    Attached Files:

  14. zahed2010

    zahed2010 Member

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2012
    Messages:
    319
    Location:
    Cardiff
    Club:
    Casleton FT Club
    Now printed. Works really well, but a bit bulky. I'm going to be working on MK2 :)
     

    Attached Files:

  15. zena

    zena Member

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2013
    Messages:
    65
    Location:
    hurn
    Club:
    Bournemouth Small-bore Rifle and Pistol Club
    looks really good how much do they work out at
     
  16. zahed2010

    zahed2010 Member

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2012
    Messages:
    319
    Location:
    Cardiff
    Club:
    Casleton FT Club
    It's made of ABS and works out at around £80.
     
  17. ome177

    ome177 New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2012
    Messages:
    19
    Location:
    Hereford
    whats your best price on them.
     
  18. zahed2010

    zahed2010 Member

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2012
    Messages:
    319
    Location:
    Cardiff
    Club:
    Casleton FT Club
    Mk2

    This is my MK2 hook design (looks a bit like Brian's :) ). I'm going to have it made of SLS Nylon to give a better finish.
     

    Attached Files:

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice