3-D printer ping
I’ve got a dozen ideas for inventions that I could knock out quickly with a 3D printer. Note to self, find access to one...
There must ba at least a three day waiting period to purchase a printer.
And we need toner cartridge control !!!!
The local Sheriff should have an annual printer buyback program.
This raises a question in my mind. A polymer gun, when fired, would quickly disassemble itself and would likely seriously injure or kill the person who fired it. My guess is that the barrel and components that make up the firing chamber were forged steel. I worked for a major space oriented company in the eighties and nineties and, toward the end of my tour of duty, we acquired a "printer" that could replicate mechanical parts. Those parts "were not" usable in any mechanical device that we created though. They were simply used to verify proof of design. I can assure you that, should you replicate a gun in one of these new "printers" and attempted to load and fire it, you would require a trip to the hospital or morgue.
The MDX-20 is the culmination of over ten years of innovative product development in scanning and milling by Roland engineers. Utilizing innovative Roland Active Piezo Sensor (R.A.P.S.) technology, the MDX-20 is a precision 3D scanner, capable of scanning objects at 4 to 15 mm per second with a resolution of up to 0.002” (0.05mm). Replacing the sensor unit with the spindle turns the MDX-20 into a powerful CNC mill capable of cutting light metals, including aluminum and brass.
Mandatory registration of all 3D printers.
Make possession of an unregistered 3D printer a felony.
Make possession or distribution of 3D-printer files for the manufacture of firearm parts a capital offense.
Turn enforcement of these provisions over to ATF, making them the BATFE3D.
This is so ludicrous an idea that you just know its going to happen.
Let me know when you can print yourself up a SAW. :-)
Isn,t 3D printing protected by 1st amendment?
ENOUGH! Quit posting idiotic articles about printing guns! Printing plastic parts is not printing a gun. And don’t tell me about printing metal parts - that process is beyond home based tinkerers and probably cannot create the critical gun parts either. Powder metallurgy has been around forever and I notice that it is NOT used to make gun parts subject to high pressures. If you want to make a gun, buy a decent milling machine and learn how to use it. Guns are not complicated but even at today’s prices and lack of availability they are much easier to buy than make from scratch. Since there are 300 million in circulation, whatever you want will be available (at some high price) in the US for the foreseeable future - legally or illegally.
The author states he is in favor of gun control. That’s where I quit reading.
I love the smell of burning gun printing trolls, they must be the same crowd as the ones who hate Sarah Palin and any Orly Taitz birther threads.
A printed gun WILL work, allowing for the material weakness you just make a beefier component until you can get a superior printing material. A printed gun does not have to be a .357 Python or a Glock, it only has to be a zip gun.
Even after only a period of weeks the AR lower project has advanced farther than predicted and will continue doing so.
The 3D printer has left the station, and you naysayer folks are standing there in the rain, cold, wet, dejected that you are not on it.