carbone fibre/paintball gun triggers?


Old 03-02-05, 03:41 PM
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carbone fibre/paintball gun triggers?

hi there, i just recently realized that my dad has a great working milling machine in the basement and am intrested in starting my own paintball gun trigger company, making carbon fibre and aluminum triggers. another one of my goals is also to start a paintball gun annodizing business later on, so i won't worry about that department at this time.

my question is, is it possible to cut out then mill carbon fibre? could someone briefly tell me the process of creating a carbon fibre product as such. i would also have to put in some other parts to fit with the gun, but i will work out the harder details later.

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Old 03-02-05, 05:07 PM
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in no way was i trying to advertise for the company posted, please excuse my mistake, i was only trying to give an example to my question
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Carbon fiber.
If your not the one that made it, you don't know how well it will cut, or how much fiber is in the plastic/resin.
Maybe Carbon with fiber glass.

In the machine shop. we use the term composite material.
and assume that the plastic/resin material contains fiber glass that is very abrasive to cutting tools.
I had to use carbide cutting tools to get any life from the tools.

You don't want to breathe the particles from cutting composite materials.

The parts are made by a mold so you don't have to cut the material.
You need to find some one that has injection mold machines, and ask them.
At one time it was $35.00 for a box of parts one color no masking.
If you use hard anodize you don't want to be cutting it later.
Try making 5 out of aluminum.
you will see if you don't make 50+ parts the setups for each operation will just take to long, to make any money.
just sawing will take time.
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anything new ??????
Old 04-04-05, 06:32 PM
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k i just learned a lot more that i didnt know, my bad for not updating for so long.

i had no idea really how to create carbon fiber, but just yesterday helped a friend fiber glass up some body work on his OLD VB bug, and i get the idea now.

what i think im going to do instead, (not final), is someone mix my own or get trigger thickness sheets of carbon fiber then send it to a cnc mill to cut out the part of the trigger that will never change, pretty much blanks. The piece that wont change will be final work and will fit flush in all the paintball guns (some CAD design involved but its a rough sketch), then using my scroll saw cut and sand the trigger shapes of customers.

i havent figured out prices and any info on the closest cnc mill, i know the local highschool has a great engineering class with a cnc mill but i highly doubt they will let me use their equipment for profit services. if anyone has any ideas it owuld be greatly appreciated.
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try them the school's need money,,,, they sell candy bars why not shop work
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