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Old 06-12-2012, 11:13 PM #1
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Carbon Fiber marker

I've played around with the idea of an all carbon fiber marker for a few weeks now. I don't know if its ever been tried before or even suggested. It sounds like it would be a extremely difficult build, however i believe it is possible. My experience with the stuff doesn't extend beyond making some brackets for use in robotic applications.

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Old 06-12-2012, 11:27 PM #2
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Anything is possible with enough time and money. High pressure threaded areas would benefit from an aluminum thread insert, but everything else should be fine.
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Old 06-13-2012, 12:47 AM #3
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like he said, carbon fiber threads = bad idea. Otherwise it should be cool. The problem is milling carbon fiber. carbon fiber is milled with carbide and diamond tipped cutters at 30,000 - 40,000 rpm. my advice would be to make something 95% carbon fiber and use aluminum inserts for threaded holes and what not.
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Old 06-13-2012, 02:19 AM #4
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CS900 has already done something like this, im sure you can search.
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Old 06-14-2012, 04:17 AM #5
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CS900 has already done something like this, im sure you can search.
Yes. I believe he still used /some/ metallic parts, though. I recall him calling it the "Mostly Metallic-less Marker." I don't know if he ever finished it though.
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Old 06-14-2012, 12:37 PM #6
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The body itself uses metallic inserts for the frame and manifold threads. That's all the metal that's in the body.
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Old 06-17-2012, 09:26 PM #7
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Just go with hydro graphics... you get the look for very little money
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Old 06-17-2012, 10:09 PM #8
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Old 06-17-2012, 10:22 PM #9
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Not sure if I'm correct about cs900's reasons for the project, but I assume he tried/accomplished his project purely for the challenge of doing something that hasn't been done before. To see if it could be done. To have a marker that uses as little metal as possible. And everything beyond that is a plus.
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Old 06-20-2012, 11:04 PM #10
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I'm sure some company's are doing it as we speak .. Like could you imagine a Axe , carbonfiberized :0
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Old 06-20-2012, 11:19 PM #11
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What are you doing not working on your carbon fiber shocker?
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Old 06-21-2012, 02:27 AM #12
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I think it would be a good idea to use metal inserts, kind of like ram sleves, and wrap the fiber around them to make the gun. That way you don't have to worry about the cf wearing and fraying. And you might also be able to use a 3D waterjet to mill it, but don't take my word for it.
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Old 06-21-2012, 04:30 AM #13
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CF isnt air tight if I remember correctly.
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Old 06-21-2012, 10:50 AM #14
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CF isnt air tight if I remember correctly.
Carbon by itself is not, but with the addition of the resin, it should be.
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Old 07-05-2012, 05:00 PM #15
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personally I'm thinking (and will more than likely be doing) that you should take a regular body and mill the outside as THIN as possible, then carbon fiber the outside of the sucker. Thus you have a threaded, sealed carbon marker.
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Old 07-16-2012, 11:03 PM #16
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I'm sure some company's are doing it as we speak .. Like could you imagine a Axe , carbonfiberized :0
Carbonfiberized?
That isn't even a correct word, noun, or verb.
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Old 07-18-2012, 09:06 PM #17
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There's already an all CF autococker unfortunately search engines are flooded with carbon fiber + autococker, so I can't find the build thread
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Old 07-19-2012, 02:39 AM #18
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make one out of tungsten and double the size of the production version.


Then make it work.
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Old 07-20-2012, 01:54 PM #19
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I remember the conversation sparked up and it has something to do with pressures and the moving parts. i think i would need metal sleeves in the body.
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Old 09-18-2012, 03:48 AM #20
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If you pull it off i wanna see pics
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Old 09-21-2012, 09:40 PM #21
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Are you talking the frame and everything else would actually be made of carbon fiber. I know that sounds like a dumb question. But i ask because i have seen plenty of marker where they just appear to look like carbon fiber but its just a hydrodip
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