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Gunsmith Dan
11-09-2013, 1:32 AM
Link to story (http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2013/11/08/texas-firm-makes-worlds-first-3d-printed-metal-gun/)

This makes for a very interesting legal discussion on 3D printing of firearms.

SonofWWIIDI
11-09-2013, 1:38 AM
Wish I could afford a printer!

But, I did notice that when he fired the three round group, the slide seemed to bind when returning to battery.

Still very cool!!!!


Oh, and:
First!!

Gunsmith Dan
11-09-2013, 9:20 AM
Yea I believe they used to light of a recoil spring to have the force needed to return the slide.

Mitch
11-11-2013, 7:15 AM
Wish I could afford a printer!

What I find most amusing about all the hysterical articles about stereolithography firearms is how the sort of machine capable of producing a laser sintered pistol frame costs a lot more than a tabletop CNC rig that could be used to do the same thing.

Mulay El Raisuli
11-11-2013, 7:40 AM
What I find most amusing about all the hysterical articles about stereolithography firearms is how the sort of machine capable of producing a laser sintered pistol frame costs a lot more than a tabletop CNC rig that could be used to do the same thing.


It costs a lot more now. The most remarkable thing about comp-tech is how cheap things end up being. I remember how 25-some years ago I was scoffed at because I thought that fax machines would eventually cost a mere $400.


The Raisuli

John Galt
11-27-2013, 9:41 PM
Products like this are true game changers. Imagine being able to print plastic and metal. You could make most consumer goods with plans that are shared on the internet. This will happen in our lifetime.

lasbrg
12-03-2013, 12:38 PM
Link to story (http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2013/11/08/texas-firm-makes-worlds-first-3d-printed-metal-gun/)

This makes for a very interesting legal discussion on 3D printing of firearms.

Very cool.

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njineermike
12-03-2013, 4:14 PM
Check it out. DIY 3D metal printing with a MIG wleder:

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=new-3d-metal-printer-open-source-affordable

Probably looks like crap, but even a rudimentary gun in printed metal is a game changer.