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General Chat Thread, The world just got 10x more dangerous in General; Originally Posted by CyberNerd Anyone seen how simple a 1940's sten gun is? They were designed to be cheap and ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by CyberNerd View Post
    Anyone seen how simple a 1940's sten gun is? They were designed to be cheap and simple to make long before CNC or 3D printing:
    Yep. Guns are pretty simple devices. You don't even need to muck about with black powder, cordite or other 'explosives'. Some snipers in WWI used air rifles.

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    As sickipedia said, it's cheaper to buy an AK47 than to buy the HP cartridges to print your own.

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    spud cannons.

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    Quote Originally Posted by unixman_again View Post
    As sickipedia said, it's cheaper to buy an AK47 than to buy the HP cartridges to print your own.
    It said what now?

    HP inkjet carts are used in the "gypsum" powder type 3D printers and whilst I guess you could print in powder and then use that to cast in metal it's a bit of a stretch.

    Ben

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    Erm...it's Sickipedia. I don't think anything there should be taken seriously.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sunnyknight View Post
    First 3D-Printed Metal Gun Fired Successfully

    I know what i'm saving up for! lol
    10 times? How do you quantify this?

    Like @plexer says this changes nothing...

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    The first non-prototype-metal printer I could find US$ 750,000 approx. There are cheaper metal printers but these cant print in stainless steel only a cheaper weaker alloy.
    Plus materials/power/misc = $5,000

    So thats $755,000 or £471,573.20 BEFORE you even start to print.

    Lets assume (big assumption as I have no idea if this is true) you can buy a hand gun for £100.

    Hmmmmm everybody panic, criminals can print guns!!

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    I imagine a box of fireworks (£10ish), a steel tube (£5 at most) and some fishing shot (£2) could make you a pretty deadly shotgun. I'm not going to lose any sleep over this "news"

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