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Old 01-30-2013, 02:04 AM
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3D Printing: Print your own Gun!




http://www.salon.com/2013/01/25/will...gn=scribol.com


This has it's Pluses and it's minuses....
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Old 01-30-2013, 07:16 AM
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This has it's Pluses and it's minuses....
Printing a working firearm isn't technically possible right now. May never be. Printing a facsimile of a firearm is possible.
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Old 01-30-2013, 09:49 AM
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Printing a working firearm isn't technically possible right now. May never be. Printing a facsimile of a firearm is possible.
You may want to check as this technology has started and they do shoot them. According to the program I watched on this, there are 3 people that are working on these so they can be put into production. I would think they would have to sleeve . But hey, he said he had fired quite a bit of rounds through several of these guns he has built. Certainly this technology is pretty new and who knows if they will ever make it on the open market
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Old 01-30-2013, 10:27 AM
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I don't have time right know to post a link, but if you go to youtube, you can find videos of a working AR15.
I think it made it to 200 rounds before it broke. But it is possible to make one.

Now it was only the lower receiver and not a complete gun.
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Old 01-30-2013, 10:34 AM
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I saw the process illustrated on one of the cop show series recently. Can't remember which. If they "print" the parts, rather than "printing" the entire firearm, with internals, then heat-treat those parts that need it, then, of course, such technology might work.

I just don't see moving parts in the innards of a firearm working, without some old-fashioned heat-treating, lubing, etc.
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Old 01-30-2013, 10:41 AM
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I bet you could "print" all the critical (read: serial numbered) parts out of plastic, or wax, and make casting molds from them. And anyone who can cast bullets already has the basic knowledge required to do that. While this process would not yield you a top-of-the-line firearm I bet you could make something relatively durable.
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Old 01-30-2013, 12:11 PM
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New version of a Liberator pistol? Which would you rather have air dropped near you to help people without weapons in an internal struggle? A Liberator style pistol with 5 rounds of ammo or a plastic gun with 200 rounds?
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