Skip to comments.Print and fire: 3D printing could muzzle new gun laws
Posted on 02/13/2013 2:36:05 PM PST by NoLibZone
Gun owners who can't buy high capacity ammo magazines because of new laws have another option: Print them.
Gun control measures passed or proposed in the wake of the Sandy Hook school massacre have targeted magazines that can feed 30 rounds or more into the firing chambers of AR-15s and other semi-automatic guns. New York has banned magazines holding more than seven rounds, and a federal bill proposed by Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., would ban magazines holding more than 10 rounds.
But the laws are at least one step behind technology. Using 3D printers and schematics available on the Internet, gun owners can manufacture a fully functional, plastic magazine clip. Plans are free, although getting access to a 3D printer may prove expensive, at least for now.
If you can download it, you can have it.
- Cody Wilson, Defense Distributed/Wiki Weapons Project
If you can download it, you can have it, said University of Texas law student Cody Wilson, who is part of Defense Distributed, a group that has created the design for what they refer to as a Cuomo Clip along with other gun parts. It is all under an initiative they refer to as the Wiki Weapon Project.
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I wish I had a 3D printer as a kid, it would have been cool designing and making my own action figures and vehicles.
Maybe you can print out the whole gun, but you cannot print out the ammunition.
The Government knows this, it’s why they are buying it -—so you cannot get it.
Gun Control will be a joke, Ammunition control will be the target.
3-D printer Ping
I don’t think the plastics used in the current generations of 3D printers are up to the task.
I know that Space-X (private space launch firm) has at least two 3D printers that are up to the task, however.
They are extremely accurate and the print medium is titanium.
But the machines cost millions each.
Well folks.. you can buy a 3D PRINTER for $500.
Here are the rest of the THINGS (see links below) that accompany this mind-blowing technology that should make you realize that REALITY, as we know it, is taking a GIANT stride into the future
Dutch architect to build "endless" house with 3D printerhttp://www.3ders.org/articles/20130115-dutch-architect-to-build-endless-house-with-3d-printer.html
The 21st century revolution in building technology has a name. D-Shape.
The mega scale free-form printer of buildings. What couldn't be done, now can be done.
Here's the website called Thingiverse that features 3d templates for free use..
not true, it has now been done successfully.
the tech race is over. The Cuomo Magazine is fully functional for multiple uses.
This is like the time when aluminum became super cheep to produce, prices collapsed.
“The Government knows this, its why they are buying it -so you cannot get it.”
That’s silly. That’s like solving obesity by buying up all potato chips and other fattening food.
Shelves are empty because people are buying everything on them.
The big deal about printing magazines is that government is trying to ban them. Even if reduced to single shot guns there will still be a supply of ammunition.
I loved my Thingmaker and Plastigoop. This is the 21st century version. Woohoo!
Don’t forget that AR15 magazines are little more than sheetmetal and a cheap spring. The gun was designed so mags would be cheap enough to throw away without a thought. No high tech printers required.
You don't really expect me to believe you can “print” the springs in the first place.
For the 20 (or fewer) round magazines, all you need is a bending brake and maybe a TIG welder to deal with the sheet metal.
For the 30 round magazine... it isn’t so easy. Look at the curve on the magazine and tell me how you plan to deal with that without a hydraulic press and dies.
The springs you can make the same way you make other helical springs in guns: Bending music wire around a mandrel.
A press and die are easy to come by.
Sheet steel and tin snips still work.
At least Obama has spurred a new interest in home craftsmanship.
Nah. Not all of them....
“Every place I check, there are 2-3 people there looking for ammo.”
And none to be had! I ordered some .22 Hornet, thinking it would fire from my .22 LR.... Dumb@$$.
Let me know if you have a .22 Hornet and need 100 rounds.
In the 10’s of thousands range you can print in steel.
So “spring control” wouldn’t even be effective...
Wire Control! We need Music Wire Control!
Most springs are really easy to make, once you’ve been shown how it is done and you have the correct steel.
You need a high-carbon steel - 0.70% to 0.95% - or AISI 1070 to 1095 steels. You need to quench them, then temper the steel to the right point, and you’re done.
Music wire and helical springs are just so easy, they’re hardly worth mentioning. But making the main spring for something like a revolver or a side-by-side shotgun... not difficult, once you’ve learned the secrets of how to deal with steel.
When those get down in the single digit thousands, send me a FReepmail.