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General Chat Thread, The world just got 10x more dangerous in General; First 3D-Printed Metal Gun Fired Successfully I know what i'm saving up for! lol...
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    The world just got 10x more dangerous

    First 3D-Printed Metal Gun Fired Successfully

    I know what i'm saving up for! lol

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    The world didn't just get any more dangerous at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by plexer View Post
    The world didn't just get any more dangerous at all.

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    Elaborate.

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    It's much easier and cheaper to get a cnc mill that could mill a gun from a billet block rather than 3d print in metal.

    Being able to 3d print/mill etc.... doesn't change anything most people could make a firearm in their shed/garage with bits and pieces.

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    Quote Originally Posted by plexer View Post
    It's much easier and cheaper to get a cnc mill that could mill a gun from a billet block rather than 3d print in metal.

    Being able to 3d print/mill etc.... doesn't change anything most people could make a firearm in their shed/garage with bits and pieces.

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    Apart from the fact that someone requires no skill to click print as opposed to free form the gun from raw materials....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jamo View Post
    Apart from the fact that someone requires no skill to click print as opposed to free form the gun from raw materials....
    That is completely un-true plus the fact that the metal capable printers cost 10's if not 100's of thousands of pounds.

    Even printing things with 3d plastic printers needs skill and experience it's not a click print and forget affair at the moment so don't be so nave.

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    Quote Originally Posted by plexer View Post
    That is completely un-true plus the fact that the metal capable printers cost 10's if not 100's of thousands of pounds.

    Even printing things with 3d plastic printers needs skill and experience it's not a click print and forget affair at the moment so don't be so nave.

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    Its like comparing putting together parts from Ikea to building your own cupboard!


    I am not sure it really makes the world more dangerous, if someone wanted one of these things, they would get one printer or no printer. However, it is silly to say that milling your own weapons is simpler than getting blueprints and printing them is silly!!

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    If you read what I put I didn't actually say that milling a gun was simpler I said that getting a cnc mill that was capable of producing a firearm was easier and cheaper than the 3D printer that would be required not quite the same thing is it?

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    According to El Reg "The final object is then heat-treated and polished before use." which i expect needs quite a bit of specialised equipment.

    Oh, and you can't print bullets, so it would be a very expensive paperweight

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    If you listen to the video too you will see the firer mentions that they had to buy in the springs.
    You should also note that modern firearms are made from alloys and many parts have specialist coatings. Whilst the video shows teh pistol shooting, I doubt that it would remain fire-able for very long before a single part fails due to stress.

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    Get in, now i can go shoot people who annoy me! Lack of a 3d printed gun has been the only thing stopping me...


    For the morons amongst us the above is called sarcasm
    Last edited by j17sparky; 10th November 2013 at 11:21 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jamo View Post
    Apart from the fact that someone requires no skill to click print as opposed to free form the gun from raw materials....
    length of pipe and a firework would probably make a reasonable weapon not a gun perse but could possible do more damage

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    My 3D printed bulletproof vest will save me.

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    It was a demonstration of 3D printing capability for industrial use, not home. A gun happens to be a complex device that can generate a lot of publicity. The power requirements alone would soon make a weapons printing factory in a terraced street visible to the right people.

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    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:
    www.HomeGunsmith.com Static Archive

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