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To: Sherman Logan
There is an engineering solution to that. Quantify the average lifetime. Get rid of the weapon when it is well within it's predicted lifetime and print another.

I don't intend to give up my heavy metal 1911 style carry piece, but these things are V1.0. I expect V12.8 will be much, much better. These are early days.

/johnny

11 posted on 05/20/2013 9:01:33 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: JRandomFreeper
I can envision a powered metal 3d printer where the parts are designed to be sintered in the oven after "manufacture".

Pick your alloy.

15 posted on 05/20/2013 9:05:24 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: JRandomFreeper

“I don’t intend to give up my heavy metal 1911 style carry piece”

I knew you were a man of good taste, refinement, and distinction.


30 posted on 05/20/2013 9:37:07 PM PDT by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: JRandomFreeper

I think these 3D plastic models would make a great one time use gun, for emergency purposes. Holds 9 rounds or so, non reloadable, disposable, and cheap to make. Would come in handy if you’re in a real bind. As far as barrel issues go, maybe using a section of barrel sleeve (for repairing old barrels) would work as an insert. Brownell’s has a range of stock for common calibers.


47 posted on 05/20/2013 10:41:18 PM PDT by factoryrat (We are the producers, the creators. Grow it, mine it, build it.)
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To: JRandomFreeper

I believe there are hybrid plastic/ceramic type materials out there.

Once a durable material is developed to be used in 3d printing....watch out.


72 posted on 05/27/2013 8:34:20 AM PDT by AnalogReigns (because the real world is not digital...)
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