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3D printed gun parts.

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by Ttuck, Sep 10, 2012.

  1. Ttuck

    Ttuck Hillsboro Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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  2. PinoyBoy

    PinoyBoy Snohomish County, WA Member

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    "It's a good thing they didn't outlaw paper printers when they first hit the market due to fears of people printing false currency."
    -David

    I love yahoo news. Most of the time I just scroll down to the comments for **** and giggles.
     
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    deadeye Albany,OR. Moderator Staff Member

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  4. Ttuck

    Ttuck Hillsboro Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    LOL i do that to especially when i see a article thats slanted as hell.
     
  5. Botte Hork

    Botte Hork Camas WA Well-Known Member

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    True, if I'm having a bad day at work reading the comments makes me feel smart again. :)
     
  6. markpeters1970

    markpeters1970 PNW Active Member

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    I read the original article in CNET its fascinating, looked at the write up the one person did with plan for an AR lower, all I know is I'm looking forward to cost effective 3D printers and this will be one of my first projects. Maybe we should do a group buy and share a printer? People can take turns printing parts for their personal use?

    Also really not printing a gun, just parts. I think the article attempted, although lightly, to make the point that you need more know how than just printing a gun.

    There is a new franchise called TechShop Inc. that is basically a machine shop with a membership many have 3d printers, I want one in Portland.
     
  7. hoody

    hoody Tigard/Beaverton area Active Member

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    There is one type of 3D printer that works with forged steel: CNC.
     
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    markpeters1970 PNW Active Member

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    Any one have experience with 3d printers or building a cnc machine? I would .ike to ta,e on the project and see what parts I could make for fun of course.
     
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    deen_ad Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    TOTALLY different concept!

    CNC REMOVES material from a solid piece to make a part. 3D-Printer ADDS material to make a solid part.
     
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    DieselScout S Clackamas County Well-Known Member

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    The guy who did this had his 3-D printer seized by the company that was leasing it to him. They told him (incorrectly) that he needed and FFL for what he was doing and ended their lease and took the printer.

    Wired Article
     
  11. markpeters1970

    markpeters1970 PNW Active Member

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    Saw the article. You can make a 3d printer for abour $500. I'm lacking some experience to pull it off. I also see some set ups that can switch between a small CNC and a 3d printer. I've downloaded the files for an
    AR-15 lower print. I would rather like to lear to cnc it. I understand its a more expensive way to go. However, it would be great to make one with a % of parts made by me.
     
  12. MrNiceGuy

    MrNiceGuy between springfield and shelbyville Well-Known Member

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    The results are the same though.
    Actually, the CNC is far superior for this application because it can make parts out of almost any material. The printer can only do it from a low-grade polymer. Which one would you rather build your bbl on?