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    3D Printer used to make Gun Parts


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    I can hear the gears at the Daily Mail going in to a frenzy now.

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    Read that early this morning. Nothing new.

    Instead of plastic, someone will end up making a 3d Metal printer. Only a matter of time before weapons can be mass developed by the public

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    Ha what a load of tosh.

    Go in to anyone garage/shed and you'll find parts that could be used to make a gun.

    Are the police going to arrest you for having some pipe and nails etc.....

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    What about all the schools with 3D printers? They could all create secret Armouries!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by fiza View Post
    What about all the schools with 3D printers? They could all create secret Armouries!!!
    Who said i haven't been building up my personal armoury?!

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    From the article :

    But the man held on suspicion of making gunpowder has told the BBC they are actually sections of a 3D printer.

    Greater Manchester Police (GMP) now say they "cannot categorically say" whether they had recovered the component parts for a gun.


    Another non story

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sunnyknight View Post
    Instead of plastic, someone will end up making a 3d Metal printer. Only a matter of time before weapons can be mass developed by the public
    These already exist.

    Countdown to 3D printers being made illegal starts here.

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    Really?

    Later reports suggest that...Aha.. Plod might be jumping the gun..

    The bits look like standard components from a MakerBot

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sdrawkcab View Post
    These already exist.

    Countdown to 3D printers being made illegal starts here.
    They do? I WANT ONE! lol

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    UK's 'first 3D printed gun' is not what it seems

    "It does look like the MakerBot part," says Stuart Offer of 3D-printing firm 3T RPD in Newbury, UK. "These 3D printed guns seem to have hit the headlines, but I've no idea why they take off so much," he says. "A little engineer in his shed with a mill down the bottom of the garden could make a proper metal barrel capable of firing a high-velocity bullet."
    All 3D-printed guns made so far don't work for long, because after a few shots, the pressure produced by firing weakens and breaks the barrel. Wilson's gun uses changeable barrels to allow someone to fire the gun again. Would-be gun-printers must also use regular ammunition, because it is not yet possible to print bullets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sunnyknight View Post
    Read that early this morning. Nothing new.

    Instead of plastic, someone will end up making a 3d Metal printer. Only a matter of time before weapons can be mass developed by the public
    They already can be. Most of the difficult work in a modern weapon is in the cartridge. With a self primed cartridge, a metal tube and a nail will do.

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    3D Printer used to make Gun Parts-it_photo_201097_52.png

    You'd think the police would actually research it before jumping to conclusions.
    Guilty until proven innocent I guess.

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    Ha! Those direct drive extruders - nothing but problems!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sunnyknight View Post
    Instead of plastic, someone will end up making a 3d metal printer.
    Someone already has...

    Thought 3D-printed guns had to be made of plastic? Think again « Ars Technica

    Earlier this year, Cody Wilson and his nonprofit organization Defense Distributed created the world’s first 3D-printed semi-automatic firearm, and later, a handgun. Eight months later, another group in Austin has now created what it claims to be the world’s first 3D-printed metal gun.
    “The gun is composed of 30+ 3D printed components with 17-4 Stainless Steel and Inconel 625 materials. We completed it with a Selective Laser Sintered (SLS) 3D printed hand grip, because we’re kind of crazy about 3D printing.”

    But the company warned that this isn’t something that most people are going to be able to replicate at home anytime soon.



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