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bouldersmith
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Parts replication with a 3d laser scanner
      #325414 - 05/03/19 03:35 AM

I used a Nextengine 3d laser scanner to create a model of the right hand hammer of a shotgun needing a left hand hammer. The model was then imported into Solidworks(cad program) and a mirror image was created and machined on my mill. I added flood coolant for this operation which greatly improved the machining but made a huge mess of my shop. I am considering upgrading to a enclosed mill in the future.







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Ripp
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Re: Parts replication with a 3d laser scanner [Re: bouldersmith]
      #325415 - 05/03/19 03:36 AM

Very cool...thx for posting

Ripp

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Waidmannsheil
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Re: Parts replication with a 3d laser scanner [Re: Ripp]
      #325416 - 05/03/19 05:17 AM

Looks good. Looking forward to seeing it finished.

Matt.

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Dogfish858
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Re: Parts replication with a 3d laser scanner [Re: Waidmannsheil]
      #325421 - 05/03/19 06:42 AM

My mind is blown and so is, probably, my budget.

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Matabele
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Re: Parts replication with a 3d laser scanner [Re: Dogfish858]
      #325426 - 05/03/19 08:06 AM

Nicely done! What mill are you using?

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Daryl_S
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Re: Parts replication with a 3d laser scanner [Re: Matabele]
      #325427 - 05/03/19 08:09 AM

Yes - very nice - my first post disappeared, it seems.
Maybe I forgot to click on the final OK submit button and got distracted by something shiny in the shop?

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bouldersmith
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Re: Parts replication with a 3d laser scanner [Re: Daryl_S]
      #325431 - 05/03/19 11:03 AM

Currently running a Haas TM1....thinking about upgrading to a VF2.

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Re: Parts replication with a 3d laser scanner [Re: bouldersmith]
      #325463 - 06/03/19 07:10 AM

That is really cool boudersmith!
Will certainly get that old shotgun up & going in no time.
Well done!


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85lc
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Re: Parts replication with a 3d laser scanner [Re: 93x64mm]
      #325473 - 06/03/19 11:41 AM

Guys,
That is very cool. I think that your photos show where the custom gun industry is headed; combining investment casting and computer controlled milling. Perhaps someone will reproduce a 1916 Newton in 35N.

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twobobbwana
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Re: Parts replication with a 3d laser scanner [Re: 85lc]
      #325583 - 08/03/19 11:48 AM

Bouldesmith,

Thanks for including us in this.

CNC is "white man's magic" as far as I'm concerned.

Are you happy with the resolution of your scan or would a Probe have provided better detail?

Great ingenuity doing a "mirror" to provide the opposite side hammer......means the new hammer should be identical to the nearside one.

This could also be utilised in the case of a broken existing part being "glued" together, scanned/probed and cnced. Gives a guy some hope if they had an obsolete firearm needing a part.

Great use of technology. Thank you for the photos and including us.\


Keep up the good work and keep us included.


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Re: Parts replication with a 3d laser scanner [Re: 85lc]
      #325605 - 09/03/19 06:47 AM

Quote:

Guys,
That is very cool. I think that your photos show where the custom gun industry is headed; combining investment casting and computer controlled milling. Perhaps someone will reproduce a 1916 Newton in 35N.




I think that would be a fantastic coup to pull that one off!
Not the only one to wish for something like that 85lc


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Re: Parts replication with a 3d laser scanner [Re: 93x64mm]
      #325665 - 10/03/19 04:35 PM

Very interesting.

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Tom_H
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Re: Parts replication with a 3d laser scanner [Re: NitroX]
      #325872 - 15/03/19 11:09 AM

That could bring quite a few guns back to life.
Nice work. Looking to see it as finished on the gun.

Tom

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