Good or Bad? - 3D Printing a Gun

Good or Bad? - 3D Printing a Gun

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    Good or Bad? - 3D Printing a Gun

    Still in its infancy, but able to print a key firearm part that lasts 6 rounds...

    3-D Printed Gun Only Lasts 6 Shots | Danger Room | Wired.com

    Some bad guys may be happy with a weapon that only lasts 10-20 shots... as that's all they'll need it for...
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    Quote Originally Posted by iguanadon View Post
    Still in its infancy, but able to print a key firearm part that lasts 6 rounds...

    3-D Printed Gun Only Lasts 6 Shots | Danger Room | Wired.com

    Some bad guys may be happy with a weapon that only lasts 10-20 shots... as that's all they'll need it for...
    Thanks for sharing!

    I think its a great program, why not research some of the newest technologies to make firearms?

    I think bad guys want the same thing in a gun that good guys want, If the program gets to the point where printed lowers (and eventually guns as the program aspires) offer real advantages to shooters, I think both good and bad guys will be interested. I do think that is a long way off. Printed lowers are pretty feasible (we already have polymer AR lowers, so its not unreasonable that it could work), but even if they can address the strength issues there is the bigger problem of printed parts being very expensive on professional 3d printers, and I'm not sure if Open Source 3d printing solutions could provide the strength required. The technology is going to have to come a long way before anyone would consider it above a standard aluminum (or even polymer) lower.

    I suppose one bad thing would be if the government were to use it as a basis for requiring serial numbers on other parts of the AR-15 design, which would really hurt your ability to customize one.

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    I think it is good. Now all I need is a spare $400,000 or so to buy a CNC machine.
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