Skip to comments.Advanced 3-D Printing Technology on the Verge of Making Gun Control 'Impossible'
Posted on 12/23/2012 5:09:08 AM PST by Reaganite Republican
Seems the progs are at it again, not actually accomplishing anything you could call 'progress' re. gun violence while pig-headedly attempting to fix yesterday's problems with solutions that never worked in the first place...
Over the weekend the projects founder Cody Wilson posted a YouTube clip of the group testing an AR-15 semi-automatic weapon Defense Distributed assembled with a 3D-printed lower receiver, the highly-regulated component that serves as the body of the gun onto which the barrel, stock, magazine and other elements are attached...
And did you scheming Obammunist tools at DHS note the 3-D printed guns are made of plastic? MAYBE it's time you all stop putzing-around, fomenting war with the TEA Party and get to work on a way to deal with the undetectable AR-15 clones
Al Qaeda and Hamas operatives are going to have printed-up by the vanload the minute they waltz over the porous Mexican border you intentionally created.
Prices on 3D printers are dropping fast, but one capable of producing the AR-15 lower receiver used in the test above would run in the $10,000-range... not cheap, but hardly prohibitive, either.
For any who scoff at the fact that at the current state-of-the-art, printed guns tend to disintegrate after a few shots, you know that's going to change as the technology advances- something that never seems to take very long these days.
fwiw, in the 1940s the US Army found plenty value in distributing one-shot, throwaway guns to aid the European resistance behind Nazi lines, more here...
Video/more at Reaganite Republican...
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CNC machines make gunmaking easy, and nothing is easier to make than a fully automatic sten gun, using a fixed firing pin and firing from an open bolt. Heat harding and castings are more complicated, but not that difficult.
The issue is ammunition. Making smokeless powder, primers, and cartridges is more complicated than making the gun they go in. Try making even a good copper jacketed bullet at home.
Barrels, upper receivers, bolts, bolt carriers, and cams can't be made of printed plastic. Only the lower receiver, and possibly the butt stock and pistol grip, and maybe some of the small trigger group parts (disconnector).
You watch: after they ban AR-15's, they will start banning or at least requiring a federal license for 3D printers. They don't give a rat's a$$ what the effect on the economy is. They have a purely fear-driven need to enforce a state monopoly on deadly force.
This should be good news to all the libtards who think of humanity as a plague on the earth. Now we can give every one of them a simple, effective way to remove themselves.
Shocker to Libtards who wet their pants at the thought of printing guns at home: IT IS PERFECTLY LEGAL. It is not legal to do it as a business, but you are allowed to fabricate your own non-Title II firearm for your own use, and even to sell it later.
There is one simple reality to all this that few have mentioned.
Because of the sheer number of guns and people determined to keep them, the Admin will run out of police military and whatever else before a fraction of them will actually be confiscated.
How many glory hounds are going to put their lives on the line every hour of the day as known confiscators? They will quit. Fast. And The admin will not find enough people to replace them.
The Matt Bracken story posted here on FR a couple months back is EXACTLY what will happen IMO.
Plastic is nice but this is the direction for future manufacturing ATM. When the “corner” machine shop / store can make anything you want then it is the end for control freaks. The following description is from the company that makes the machine:
Additive Manufacturing (AM)
Additive Manufacturing is the process of producing parts by successive melting of layers of material rather than removing material, as is the case with conventional machining.
Each layer is melted to the exact geometry defined by a 3D CAD model. Additive Manufacturing allows for building parts with very complex geometries without any sort of tools or fixtures, and without producing any waste material.
Hence, choosing an AM technology for production provides great benefits for the entire production value chain. The geometrical freedom allows you to engineer/design your part as you envision it, without manufacturing constraints. This can be translated to extreme light-weight designs, reduced part counts or improved bone ingrowth for a medical implant. It is also a fast production route from CAD to physical part with a very high material utilization and without the need to keep expensive castings or forgings on stock.
In addition to its cost-efficiency Additive Manufacturing is, due to its high material utilization, a very energy-efficient and environmentally friendly manufacturing route.
3-D printing technology can also make things out of metal. As I understand it, the process involves fusing powdered metal into a solid shape.
I never said that it was not expensive now but in with future iterations of this or similar systems anything can be made. “Easy Bake” weapons but chroming the barrel and other processes will still be needed.
>>fwiw, in the 1940s the US Army found plenty value in distributing one-shot, throwaway guns to aid the European resistance behind Nazi lines, more here...
The Liberator was shipped with 5 rounds of .45ACP. There’s a big difference betwen single-shot and one-shot.
Watch what will happen in countries with limited or no firearms access. What does a criminal care if he uses a printed gun for a crime. A criminal stealing or trying to stop the local corrupt government is the same in an authoritarian society.
you are pointing to an engineering problem ~ making better ammunition ~ that is, ammunition that works well in a printed firearm. Currently the tests are being conducted with ammunition that works well in an all metal firearm ~ obviously it’s the wrong stuff.,
As a small scale modeler the 3D printer is like the Holy Grail of devices, instead of buying a plastic model kit you just get the software and the material and it makes your parts. The perfect retiree at home manufacturing plant.
Even with a plastic part you could attempt whats called a lost wax casting, you place your part in a casting sand box and you pour metal into the mold, it burns out the wax part but leaves you your part in metal, after some cleaning amd fitting you have your part in metal.
“Because of the sheer number of guns and people determined to keep them, the Admin will run out of police military and whatever else before a fraction of them will actually be confiscated.”
Not really. All they need is registration and they will get
them through other means.
You want a drivers license? turn in your guns.
you want medical attention? “
you want a tax return?
a bank account?
electricity, water, gas?
Public school for kids?
“ammunition that works well in an all metal firearm ~ obviously its the wrong stuff.,”
Self propelled caseless ammunition like a small rocket.
Lets get real...For what it would cost to buy a 3D plastic printer you could get 100 guns from your local gangbanger...let alone one that uses powderized metal for the price on that and the per unit cost for guns you would produce you would make Fast and Furious look silly.
Now lets talk about the price of ink cartridges..
You are correct, Obama will make it mandatory that for you to do anything you will have to give up your registered weapons.
Need a passport? Turn in your guns first.
Need to renew your license? Turn in your guns first.
So obviously what needs to be done is to get your guns de registered to you. get rid of the paperwork connection, list them as sold, lost or destroyed, take photos for evidence.
In the near future private sales will explode, that is the time to stock up. No records for some agency to use against you. They hate that.
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