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More crazy plastic gun newz...re: price drop.

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by billcoe, May 21, 2013.

  1. billcoe

    billcoe PDX Platinum Supporter Platinum Supporter

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    From Slashdot:Working Handgun Printed On a Sub-$2,000 3D Printer - Slashdot

    "Just a few weeks after Cody Wilson and friends successfully fired an instance of their own 3-D printed handgun design, Sparrowvsrevolution writes, "a couple of Wisconsin hobbyist gunsmiths have already managed to adapt Defense Distributed's so-called Liberator firearm and print it on a $1,725 Lulzbot 3D printer, a consumer grade machine that's far cheaper than the industrial quality Stratasys machine Defense Distributed used. They then proceeded to record their cheaper gun (dubbed the 'Lulz Liberator') firing nine .380 rounds without any signs of cracking or melting. Eight of the rounds were fired from a single plastic barrel. (Defense Distributed only fired one through its prototype.) In total, the Lulz Liberator's materials cost around $25 and were printed over just 48 hours."
  2. chrisk86

    chrisk86 Spokane Member

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    that's awesome, totally think its awesome how technology has come to be!!!
  3. ocarolan

    ocarolan Portland, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Nice! These 3D printers might also spark more domestic interest in engineering and design. Some high schools are even buying them.