Its here! The first full sized metal "printed" .45 ACP.

Its here! The first full sized metal "printed" .45 ACP.

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    Its here! The first full sized metal "printed" .45 ACP.

    Solid Concepts unveils first 3D-printed metal gun, a .45 ACP 1911

    Its here.

    Solid Concepts is taking 3D printing over a threshold with their just-announced 3D printed stainless steel handgun. A 1911, the Solid Concepts pistol is chambered for full-power centerfire .45 ACP cartridges.
    The company is out to prove a point, that 3D printing has reached a level of maturity and precision that they can make a traditional firearm with the leading-edge technologies.
    Like it or not, this will change the future.


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    Disruptive technologies will make and break men, fortunes, and countries. I hope the USA government keeps its mitts off and lets the marketplace take it to fruition, in whatever area of manufacturing.
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    Interesting... Can they do a '64 Goat?
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    Wow!! How many years away are we from the SiFi machine the just produces whatever you ask for. Ask for something, and a window slides up and out pops your item. Jim
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    I think that the candy azzes in Government will pee all over themselves and declare an emergency. Not because of the technology but because they have no controls on it. Closed door meetings at 2AM, with "select" officials, and then the next thing you know they'll be wanting everyone with those machines to be registering them.
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    Interesting... Can they do a '64 Goat?
    Give em some time. They'll figure it out.
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    "Laser-sintered metal". I'll bet the guys who complain about MIM parts in their 1911s are gonna have a field day with this one!
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    Interesting... Can they do a '64 Goat?
    I wonder how many of our younger readers will think..."why does he want an old goat ?"
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    This technology just mystifies me. I cannot comprehend how anything three dimensional and made of metal can be "printed". Barrel rifling, screws, springs? Different alloys and intricate details. I just can't believe it. I would have to actually see this to believe it.
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    It is built up in layers like taking thin slices and stacking them to make a finished product. Imagine an onion, take it apart by peeling off the layers then reassemble it by replacing the layers.
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    I printed an AR lower with my plastic printing 3D printer. It didn't come out great, unfortunately. Haven't tried the 'liberator' yet. I did also print a 1911 frame to play around with but it's not of usable strength or quality.

    Nice to see the metal printing coming along. Not sure of the resolution on their printer, but usually these parts do need clean-up.

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    What's really interesting about this is that the only piece you really need to print is the frame (in the USA). That's all that's regulated as a firearm. Then you can buy the other pieces.

    And yes, people will get their underwear in a bunch over this, but it's not like people haven't been building their own guns with normal shop machines for a while now. Every time I hear someone freak out about 3D printed guns I remind them of that.

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    I'm gonna get me a printed copy of Sofia Vergara.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brocktice View Post
    I printed an AR lower with my plastic printing 3D printer. It didn't come out great, unfortunately. Haven't tried the 'liberator' yet. I did also print a 1911 frame to play around with but it's not of usable strength or quality.

    Nice to see the metal printing coming along. Not sure of the resolution on their printer, but usually these parts do need clean-up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Oldpsufan View Post
    I'm gonna get me a printed copy of Sofia Vergara.
    That's a good idea. I'm sure you'll have more fun with Sofia than oldvet will have with his goat

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