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TSAX
12-21-2012, 11:21
Making guns at home right off your computer? :dunno:
Farfetched? Possible? Or just more hysteria?

"Downloading a gun design to your computer, building it with a three-dimensional printer that uses plastics and other materials, and firing it minutes later. No background checks, no questions asked."


http://www.kirotv.com/ap/ap/crime/click-print-shoot-downloadable-guns-possible/nTcWM/







:50cal:

USMCsilver
12-21-2012, 11:32
Now, since you're a few months out on this news, wait until you see the month-old video of the printed lower failing after 5 or 6 rounds. I forget how long it lasted.

Welcome to the show!

Glockdude1
12-21-2012, 11:43
Now, since you're a few months out on this news, wait until you see the month-old video of the printed lower failing after 5 or 6 rounds. I forget how long it lasted.

Welcome to the show!

.22's I think.....

USMCsilver
12-21-2012, 11:49
Here's the dreaded gun being fired:

Thingiverse Reinforced AR Lower Test - YouTube

Dan_ntx
12-21-2012, 11:54
How many real guns can you buy for the cost of a 3-D printer?

lunarspeak
12-21-2012, 12:01
then fore see laws to curb people from downloading the info
basicly makeing it as bad as downloading kiddie porn.

sheriff733
12-21-2012, 12:10
How many real guns can you buy for the cost of a 3-D printer?

When they get banned, none.

:supergrin:

sheriff733
12-21-2012, 12:13
then fore see laws to curb people from downloading the info
basicly makeing it as bad as downloading kiddie porn.

Then pirate bay offers S&W M&P-15. Nice.

Geko45
12-21-2012, 12:24
They shouldn't try to print a design intended to be made with a different material. They need a design that addresses the properties of the 3D print medium. It's compaction, shear and tensile strengths, it's reaction to temperature variations, etc.

VinnieD
12-21-2012, 14:57
They need to either switch to stronger plastics (Some printers can use nylon such as that used in a Glock frame), or abandon the AR design and come up with a new design that better suits the materials. Perhaps a handgun, however with AR uppers being readily available I can see why they might lean toward that platform.

stooxie
12-21-2012, 15:57
Ranks right up there with the famed Glock 7.

:yawn:

-Stooxie

DanaT
12-21-2012, 19:43
Then pirate bay offers S&W M&P-15. Nice.

Look at Grab CAD. People share the CAD files. Its not pirating something that is shared.

AZ Jeff
12-22-2012, 06:59
This technology is more properly called "stereo lithography" (SLA) and has been used to prototype complex plastic components for 15+ years. It's not new.

The resins uses for SLA's are not particularly well suited for high stress applications, as other posters have noted.

It's an interesting concept, but until resins exist that can duplicate the performance of the equivalent injection molded resin, or cast/forged metal part, it's mostly an experiment in novelty.