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    3D printed rifle tested to destruction



    That's Open Source Hardware for you.

    The first open-source 3D-printed gun | ExtremeTech

    you can download parts here, but "check your local gun laws"
    Reinforced AR-15 Lower Receiver by HaveBlue - Thingiverse

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    It's not a 3d printed gun. The reason this made news is 'weird' laws that try and control product by controlling supply of key parts. So it becomes illegal to print up a fairly intricate/detailed but otherwise uninteresting part. No one is yet printing up fully automatic weapons - although any decent workshop with a lathe, mill and foundry will be able to knock you out something horribly lethal. They could probably knock up a receiver too.

    3d printing is though, quite amazing. IMO it's now where personal computers were in ~1977. In the next 30 years the changes will be as revolutionary and transformative as the personal computer have been over the last 30.
    Last edited by pcstru; 4th December 2012 at 07:46 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pcstru View Post
    It's not a 3d printed gun. The reason this made news is 'weird' laws that try and control product by controlling supply of key parts. So it becomes illegal to print up a fairly intricate/detailed but otherwise uninteresting part. No one is yet printing up fully automatic weapons - although any decent workshop with a lathe, mill and foundry will be able to knock you out something horribly lethal. They could probably knock up a receiver too.
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    In this country yes - but in some of the former colonies all the other parts are apparently available off the shelf!

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    Here - just under the shelf.

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