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4th December 2012, 07:04 PM #1
3D printed rifle tested to destruction
4th December 2012, 07:44 PM #2
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.
4th December 2012, 08:05 PM #3
In this country yes - but in some of the former colonies all the other parts are apparently available off the shelf!
Originally Posted by pcstru
4th December 2012, 08:10 PM #4
Here - just under the shelf.
9th December 2012, 08:17 PM #5
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