Price is for 1 round or a slightly better bulk deal on 10 rounds
Newest FDM Printed 5cm mortar rounds. These are strong and lightweight. These no longer require a PVC pipe for additional strength like our last run. The tail section should be strong enough on its own to survive at least a few shots.
The body of the round is printed from a silver PLA and the fuse is printed from a Black TPU which makes the fuses rubbery. You can crush the fuse in your fingers and it will come back to shape.
These round are designed to be a good balance of quality and price, so they are not perfect. I am pushing the printers to their max to produce the rounds faster which leaves some minor surface defects. I am constantly making small improvements but I do not sort out minor defects, only defects which would render the round unusable. I want to make sure that we can drive the price down as low as possible to make these rounds a reasonable replacement for Huggies juice bottles for reenacting.
Time to Print: ~ 5 Hours
Weight: ~ 3oz.
Body: Silver PLA
Fuse: Black TPU
Disclaimer: These are not intended to be fired directly at anyone or anyone's property or animals etc...The rounds should only be fired at an angle greater than 45degrees. The safety features are intended to help mitigate potential damage from a misplaced round. Safety should always be your first concern so think before you drop a round somewhere.
Safety for reenactment projectiles is a complicated subject and there are many opinions. It generally comes down to 1 thing in the end, How much force will a projectile have on impact? This is determined by the size, weight, and the material the round is made from. A rubber round is still dangerous if it weighs too much because it would still have considerable energy to transfer to whatever it hits. You want to balance the weight of a projectile with its size and wind resistance. For an 8cm sized round the maximum safe weight is about 12oz. for a 5cm projectile it is about 7oz. While soft materials can absorb some energy to soften a blow, the weight to size ratio is far more important than the rigidity of the material.