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2012-10-09 06:45:54 PM
An aluminating article that is hopefully not foiled by irony.
 
2012-10-09 07:03:09 PM
What a beer printer might look like:

www.365twincitiesmn.com
 
vpb [TotalFark]
2012-10-09 07:04:39 PM
That's cool! Before too long you won't have to hire anyone to make things. You will be able to eliminate labor costs altogether.

The economy will be rocking then!
 
2012-10-09 07:18:46 PM
I just faxed myself a blowjob!
 
2012-10-09 09:12:20 PM
In before Quantum Apostrophe!
 
2012-10-09 09:16:43 PM

threadjackistan: In before Quantum Apostrophe!


This will never work. 3D printers are just a gimmick for nerds to play with in their parents' garages.

Sorry, I've had him on ignore for so long I forget what he actually sounds like.

vpb: Before too long you won't have to hire anyone to make things.


We passed that point decades ago. We only hire people when people are cheaper than machines for the same work. How demeaning is that: we could automate your job, but you work for less than a machine. This is why I say: abolish work. Work is beneath human dignity, it's the lowest level to which we can stoop.
 
2012-10-09 09:22:10 PM

t3knomanser: threadjackistan: In before Quantum Apostrophe!

This will never work. 3D printers are just a gimmick for nerds to play with in their parents' garages.

Sorry, I've had him on ignore for so long I forget what he actually sounds like.

vpb: Before too long you won't have to hire anyone to make things.

We passed that point decades ago. We only hire people when people are cheaper than machines for the same work. How demeaning is that: we could automate your job, but you work for less than a machine. This is why I say: abolish work. Work is beneath human dignity, it's the lowest level to which we can stoop.


It depends o the work, doesn't it?
There are always things to be done, but machines remove us from the more menial chores. So now we have fewer milkmaids and brakemen, more designers and engineers. You no longer need a guy to mill parts manually, but you do need people to run and maintain the mills.
Work is simply evolving.
 
2012-10-09 09:32:17 PM

t3knomanser: This will never work. 3D printers are just a gimmick for nerds to play with in their parents' garages.


They are. The article is talking about selective laser sintering, which has been around for decades. The association by dishonest use of the phrase "3D printing" is what worries me. You lunatics really think you'll be buying Titanium cartridges at Staples and printing out turbine blades in your living room, don't you? 

Plus you're probably ready to swallow all the dick cheese and precum from Bre Pettis's tiny dick, eh?

Oh wait, isn't he the guy you all hate now because he went all closed source on you?

http://www.3ders.org/articles/20120921-is-makerbot-going-closed-sourc e .html

The 3D printing fad is just a fad. Real practical engineering processes will be used for real practical engineering. You can print all the crumbly plastic action figures you want at home, but the overlap between that and printing a full-size functional automobile with a full fuel-tank is NIL

What is difficult to understand about this?

Where is your VR helmet? That was equally as popular 20 years ago and I was assured we'd all live in white empty rooms and project all our color schemes in our VR glasses.

So, still waiting. Oh and where's my too cheap to meter nuclear power?
 
2012-10-09 09:36:39 PM
Titanium is tough to machine: you basically need titanium or something tougher than titanium, to machine the alloy. The laser sintering process should be very economical in terms of avoiding waste, getting you very close to he completed item, with only a modicum of machining possibly left. Then there's all the specialized tooling you won't have to spend money on. All around, an awesome idea, and I hope it becomes popular.
 
2012-10-09 09:37:16 PM

Quantum Apostrophe: t3knomanser: This will never work. 3D printers are just a gimmick for nerds to play with in their parents' garages.

They are. The article is talking about selective laser sintering, which has been around for decades. The association by dishonest use of the phrase "3D printing" is what worries me. You lunatics really think you'll be buying Titanium cartridges at Staples and printing out turbine blades in your living room, don't you? 

Plus you're probably ready to swallow all the dick cheese and precum from Bre Pettis's tiny dick, eh?

Oh wait, isn't he the guy you all hate now because he went all closed source on you?

http://www.3ders.org/articles/20120921-is-makerbot-going-closed-sourc e .html

The 3D printing fad is just a fad. Real practical engineering processes will be used for real practical engineering. You can print all the crumbly plastic action figures you want at home, but the overlap between that and printing a full-size functional automobile with a full fuel-tank is NIL. 

What is difficult to understand about this?

Where is your VR helmet? That was equally as popular 20 years ago and I was assured we'd all live in white empty rooms and project all our color schemes in our VR glasses.

So, still waiting. Oh and where's my too cheap to meter nuclear power?


You remind me of LED naysayers from the past.
 
2012-10-09 09:40:11 PM
That system must either have a lot of powerful lasers, or mirrors that oscillate faster than the speed of light.
 
2012-10-09 09:42:23 PM

t3knomanser: We passed that point decades ago. We only hire people when people are cheaper than machines for the same work. How demeaning is that: we could automate your job, but you work for less than a machine. This is why I say: abolish work. Work is beneath human dignity, it's the lowest level to which we can stoop.


At least in its current state.

way south: It depends o the work, doesn't it?
There are always things to be done, but machines remove us from the more menial chores. So now we have fewer milkmaids and brakemen, more designers and engineers. You no longer need a guy to mill parts manually, but you do need people to run and maintain the mills.
Work is simply evolving.


Doesn't scale though, and let's face it, not everyone is cut out to be engineers.

Quantum Apostrophe: t3knomanser: This will never work. 3D printers are just a gimmick for nerds to play with in their parents' garages.

They are. The article is talking about selective laser sintering, which has been around for decades. The association by dishonest use of the phrase "3D printing" is what worries me. You lunatics really think you'll be buying Titanium cartridges at Staples and printing out turbine blades in your living room, don't you? 

Plus you're probably ready to swallow all the dick cheese and precum from Bre Pettis's tiny dick, eh?

Oh wait, isn't he the guy you all hate now because he went all closed source on you?

http://www.3ders.org/articles/20120921-is-makerbot-going-closed-sourc e .html

The 3D printing fad is just a fad. Real practical engineering processes will be used for real practical engineering. You can print all the crumbly plastic action figures you want at home, but the overlap between that and printing a full-size functional automobile with a full fuel-tank is NIL. 

What is difficult to understand about this?

Where is your VR helmet? That was equally as popular 20 years ago and I was assured we'd all live in white empty rooms and project all our color schemes in our VR glasses.

So, still waiting. Oh and where's my too cheap to meter nuclear power?


Man, I bet one of your ancestors was sitting around a fire somewhere a few hundred years ago saying the same arguments about the printing press and then the steam and sterling engines of the 1800's.
 
2012-10-09 09:43:17 PM

Quantum Apostrophe: t3knomanser: This will never work. 3D printers are just a gimmick for nerds to play with in their parents' garages.

They are. The article is talking about selective laser sintering, which has been around for decades. The association by dishonest use of the phrase "3D printing" is what worries me. You lunatics really think you'll be buying Titanium cartridges at Staples and printing out turbine blades in your living room, don't you? 

Plus you're probably ready to swallow all the dick cheese and precum from Bre Pettis's tiny dick, eh?

Oh wait, isn't he the guy you all hate now because he went all closed source on you?

http://www.3ders.org/articles/20120921-is-makerbot-going-closed-sourc e .html

The 3D printing fad is just a fad. Real practical engineering processes will be used for real practical engineering. You can print all the crumbly plastic action figures you want at home, but the overlap between that and printing a full-size functional automobile with a full fuel-tank is NIL. 

What is difficult to understand about this?

Where is your VR helmet? That was equally as popular 20 years ago and I was assured we'd all live in white empty rooms and project all our color schemes in our VR glasses.

So, still waiting. Oh and where's my too cheap to meter nuclear power?


Yes, yes, we get it. You're life didn't turn out like a Sid mead poster and now your bitter and don't believe technology will ever advance again.

Well unfortunate news is showing that 3d printing isn't a fad. It's becoming more common than CNC milling because its simply easier to make some parts this way.
Just because they didn't crank out a replicator on the first farking try doesn't mean advancements haven't been made in that direction.
 
2012-10-09 09:43:37 PM

Any Pie Left: Titanium is tough to machine: you basically need titanium or something tougher than titanium, to machine the alloy. The laser sintering process should be very economical in terms of avoiding waste, getting you very close to he completed item, with only a modicum of machining possibly left. Then there's all the specialized tooling you won't have to spend money on. All around, an awesome idea, and I hope it becomes popular.


on top of all that, the big advantage is the ability to create geometries that are impossible with conventional machining processes. Huge weight reductions on aircraft and spacecraft parts.
 
2012-10-09 09:53:41 PM

StoPPeRmobile: You remind me of LED naysayers from the past.


Shiat's about to git real.
 
2012-10-09 09:56:56 PM

Quantum Apostrophe: t3knomanser: This will never work. 3D printers are just a gimmick for nerds to play with in their parents' garages.

They are. The article is talking about selective laser sintering, which has been around for decades. The association by dishonest use of the phrase "3D printing" is what worries me. You lunatics really think you'll be buying Titanium cartridges at Staples and printing out turbine blades in your living room, don't you? 

Plus you're probably ready to swallow all the dick cheese and precum from Bre Pettis's tiny dick, eh?

Oh wait, isn't he the guy you all hate now because he went all closed source on you?

http://www.3ders.org/articles/20120921-is-makerbot-going-closed-sourc e .html

The 3D printing fad is just a fad. Real practical engineering processes will be used for real practical engineering. You can print all the crumbly plastic action figures you want at home, but the overlap between that and printing a full-size functional automobile with a full fuel-tank is NIL. 

What is difficult to understand about this?

Where is your VR helmet? That was equally as popular 20 years ago and I was assured we'd all live in white empty rooms and project all our color schemes in our VR glasses.

So, still waiting. Oh and where's my too cheap to meter nuclear power?


Your post makes sense but you sound really angry.
 
2012-10-09 10:01:04 PM

entropic_existence: way south: It depends o the work, doesn't it?
There are always things to be done, but machines remove us from the more menial chores. So now we have fewer milkmaids and brakemen, more designers and engineers. You no longer need a guy to mill parts manually, but you do need people to run and maintain the mills.
Work is simply evolving.

Doesn't scale though, and let's face it, not everyone is cut out to be engineers.


True, but again technology is helping us do more.
Designs that were impossible a few decades ago are now being plotted on computers and printed or milled with extreme precision.

The job is still difficult, but a good many more people can become capable engineers because of computers doing the grunt work.
As manufacturing becomes easier, companies will capitalize on their new options and probably create more need for engineers.

We are going from manual labor to more of an idea based economy.
I think it will all balance out in the end.
 
2012-10-09 10:01:05 PM

Quantum Apostrophe: The 3D printing fad is just a fad. Real practical engineering processes will be used for real practical engineering. You can print all the crumbly plastic action figures you want at home, but the overlap between that and printing a full-size functional automobile with a full fuel-tank is NIL.


You mean, like these guys...who printed their car?

www.3ders.org

Link
 
2012-10-09 10:03:34 PM

StoPPeRmobile:

You remind me of LED naysayers from the past.


Please don't encourage Space Bevets.
 
2012-10-09 10:06:40 PM

way south: True, but again technology is helping us do more.
Designs that were impossible a few decades ago are now being plotted on computers and printed or milled with extreme precision.

The job is still difficult, but a good many more people can become capable engineers because of computers doing the grunt work.
As manufacturing becomes easier, companies will capitalize on their new options and probably create more need for engineers.

We are going from manual labor to more of an idea based economy.
I think it will all balance out in the end.


We are, but that just increases the likelihood that full employment becomes nearly impossible, and more likely just plain unnecessary. At a certain point we need to rethink what we mean by work.
 
2012-10-09 10:20:55 PM

kg2095: Quantum Apostrophe: wharrgarbl

Your post makes sense but you sound really angry.


I used to wonder why he had such a bug up his ass about anything that other people thought was cool. Then I found out he's Quebecois. If you had to live with a burden like that and didn't have the sack to shuffle it off the quick way, you'd rant and froth with incandescent rage every time you saw someone do something cool or inspiring too. With the mystery solved, I let him be the inaugural entry on my ignore list and only get to see his, erm, contributions when somebody quotes them.
 
2012-10-09 10:27:05 PM
Quantum Apostrophe is the biggest Studman69 on Fark. Back in ~2005ish I had 5 or 6 of his quotes in my profile, pure gold. He applies this blind, bitter hatred to attractive women as well.

"That pop singer is so hot but my GOD THOSE SHOULDERS! She looks like she could sing the national anthem and then PUT ON THE HELMET FOR THE FOOTBALL GAME!"
 
2012-10-09 10:27:17 PM

Professor Science: Then I found out he's Quebecois.


Is Quebecois a race, or just a snooty language group. I'm trying to figure out if I'm racist or not.

//The whole stereotype of "Asians don't drive well" is bunk. But people with Quebec license plates are a friggin' menace on the road. Them and Massholes.
 
2012-10-09 10:33:16 PM

Neondistraction: StoPPeRmobile:

You remind me of LED naysayers from the past.

Please don't encourage Space Bevets.


When you put it that way, yeah, it's time to consider just putting his sorry ass on Ignore.
 
2012-10-09 10:34:10 PM

Quantum Apostrophe: Where is your VR helmet? That was equally as popular 20 years ago and I was assured we'd all live in white empty rooms and project all our color schemes in our VR glasses.

So, still waiting. Oh and where's my too cheap to meter nuclear power?


"There is no reason for any individual to have a computer in his home." -- Ken Olsen, co-founder DEC circa 1977

I think the Retina type displays are getting close to enough resolution for decent VR, but we'll probably go with augmented reality so we don't stub our toes.

As far as 3D printing, well, plastic is expensive. It excels in it's ease of work since you can mold it rather easily. But you don't just use any one plastic for every task. PLA sucks, ABS isn't that great. It would be great if they were building with Nylon type polyamides, but the ultimate future will be molecular printing. Now THAT's way out there.
 
2012-10-09 10:37:40 PM
So we're linking to articles that rehash month-old press releases now?
 
2012-10-09 10:39:41 PM

t3knomanser: threadjackistan: In before Quantum Apostrophe!


We passed that point decades ago. We only hire people when people are cheaper than machines for the same work. How demeaning is that: we could automate your job, but you work for less than a machine. This is why I say: abolish work. Work is beneath human dignity, it's the lowest level to which we can stoop.


Bob Black?
 
2012-10-09 10:41:23 PM

MrEricSir: So we're linking to articles that rehash month-old press releases now?


Yeah, but just for old times' sake. The current fashion is to link to Gawker articles that link to blog posts that link to other blog posts that link to articles that rehash year-old press releases.
 
2012-10-09 10:56:57 PM

Professor Science: MrEricSir: So we're linking to articles that rehash month-old press releases now?

Yeah, but just for old times' sake. The current fashion is to link to Gawker articles that link to blog posts that link to other blog posts that link to articles that rehash year-old press releases.


The worst part is that this same story was reported by Forbes months ago, and who knows where they found it.
 
2012-10-09 10:59:08 PM

UNC_Samurai: Neondistraction: StoPPeRmobile:

You remind me of LED naysayers from the past.

Please don't encourage Space Bevets.

When you put it that way, yeah, it's time to consider just putting his sorry ass on Ignore.


In all honesty I'm not the one that came up with that name. I saw some other farker refer to him as that a while ago, and it seemed to be an appropriate comparison so it kinda stuck with me.
 
2012-10-09 11:02:03 PM

MrEricSir: Professor Science: MrEricSir: So we're linking to articles that rehash month-old press releases now?

Yeah, but just for old times' sake. The current fashion is to link to Gawker articles that link to blog posts that link to other blog posts that link to articles that rehash year-old press releases.

The worst part is that this same story was reported by Forbes months ago, and who knows where they found it.


Except these articles are reporting different things. The one you linked to is generally saying airbus is looking into broad application of additive manufacturing in its manufacturing processes. While TFA is about a specific partnership involving a specific process. But of course that would require reading past the headline to understand.
 
2012-10-09 11:54:10 PM

Professor Science: kg2095: Quantum Apostrophe: wharrgarbl

Your post makes sense but you sound really angry.

I used to wonder why he had such a bug up his ass about anything that other people thought was cool. Then I found out he's Quebecois. If you had to live with a burden like that and didn't have the sack to shuffle it off the quick way, you'd rant and froth with incandescent rage every time you saw someone do something cool or inspiring too. With the mystery solved, I let him be the inaugural entry on my ignore list and only get to see his, erm, contributions when somebody quotes them.


Oh. In that case I can only assume that is Canada's equivalent of the North east of England (where I was born). Most of my adult relatives who grew up there are the most depressingly negative, defeated people imaginable.
 
2012-10-09 11:55:54 PM

Professor Science: MrEricSir: So we're linking to articles that rehash month-old press releases now?

Yeah, but just for old times' sake. The current fashion is to link to Gawker articles that link to blog posts that link to other blog posts that link to articles that rehash year-old press releases.


That's just how we roll.
 
2012-10-10 12:04:38 AM

Quantum Apostrophe: Where is your VR helmet? That was equally as popular 20 years ago and I was assured we'd all live in white empty rooms and project all our color schemes in our VR glasses.

So, still waiting. Oh and where's my too cheap to meter nuclear power?


WHERE THE HELL IS MY FLYING CAR!?!?!!
 
2012-10-10 12:15:53 AM
Wake me when I can print one of these:

www.discountgunsales.com

/hotter than the melting point of 7075 Al
 
2012-10-10 02:47:37 AM

larkmaj: But of course that would require reading past the headline to understand.


Well there's your problem!

An hour or two before this appeared on Fark, I jokingly asked two of my co-workers if it was possible to 3D print an airplane. Both of them say yes. How in the hell?
 
2012-10-10 02:53:00 AM

Watching_Epoxy_Cure: Wake me when I can print one of these:

[www.discountgunsales.com image 350x350]

/hotter than the melting point of 7075 Al


There was an article on here a bit ago about a guy who did precisely that. Can't recall if it was for an AR-15 particularly, but he most definitely 3D printed a lower receiver to something. And the rest of the gun, as well.
 
2012-10-10 03:34:07 AM

MrEricSir: larkmaj: But of course that would require reading past the headline to understand.

Well there's your problem!

An hour or two before this appeared on Fark, I jokingly asked two of my co-workers if it was possible to 3D print an airplane. Both of them say yes. How in the hell?


They're twins, that's how.
 
2012-10-10 04:07:19 AM

t3knomanser: threadjackistan: In before Quantum Apostrophe!

This will never work. 3D printers are just a gimmick for nerds to play with in their parents' garages.

Sorry, I've had him on ignore for so long I forget what he actually sounds like.

vpb: Before too long you won't have to hire anyone to make things.

We passed that point decades ago. We only hire people when people are cheaper than machines for the same work. How demeaning is that: we could automate your job, but you work for less than a machine. This is why I say: abolish work. Work is beneath human dignity, it's the lowest level to which we can stoop.


We just need to get a large enough mass of people willing to invest in a commune-like system where most of the work is done by machines. This was the ideal that was bounced around decades ago. Instead, we invest in things that will not support us long term. Why? Because, as George Carlin would put it, our owners don't want that future. They want a future of enslaved humanity that serve them. They don't want to share. We have accepted the role of being the machine and that the alternative is the homeless shelter.

Competing visions are simply derided by the puppets at think tanks who are paid to discredit anything other than the current paradigm. Having that utopian vision of no work and being able to live a reasonable standard of living has been laughed at for a generation, even though all it would take is enough people with the courage to put their futures on the line in making it a reality. But you know what? If that happened, it would be considered first a commune and mocked, then a vertically integrated monopoly to be broken up, then a cult to be raided and destroyed by one agency or another.

So hundreds of thousands of people with like minds and often very high intelligence and education, sit back in various email cliques and facebook circle-jerks and pretend that the Revolution will be started by someone else, or that it is so sad that the Revolution will never come. For most of these people (and I am one of them) the catalyst of change has something to do with space-- either colonization or alien intervention. And they let the smallest of differences in rhetoric splinter them so that no one group ever builds up the mass necessary to drive change.

If folks could actually lay off the ego for a few years, great things could be done. But I've seen group after group fall apart after one or two members with clout start tearing into proposals brought by anyone else and driving people with good intentions away with constant ITG bullying.
 
2012-10-10 05:55:24 AM

Watching_Epoxy_Cure: Wake me when I can print one of these:

[www.discountgunsales.com image 350x350]

/hotter than the melting point of 7075 Al


We could, provided it's out of nickel or titanium alloy. Actually not a bad candidate provided there is post process surface treatment and machining for the key features, but generating the near net shape is no problem.
 
2012-10-10 07:42:39 AM

Watching_Epoxy_Cure: Wake me when I can print one of these:

[www.discountgunsales.com image 350x350]

/hotter than the melting point of 7075 Al


Won't be long now.

/wonders when 3d printers will be able to make food
 
2012-10-10 08:29:14 AM

Uncle Tractor: Watching_Epoxy_Cure: Wake me when I can print one of these:

[www.discountgunsales.com image 350x350]

/hotter than the melting point of 7075 Al

Won't be long now.

/wonders when 3d printers will be able to make food


There are inkjets that can print in chocolate.
Depends on your definition of "make".
 
2012-10-10 09:10:29 AM

Robo Beat: There was an article on here a bit ago about a guy who did precisely that. Can't recall if it was for an AR-15 particularly, but he most definitely 3D printed a lower receiver to something. And the rest of the gun, as well.


Lower receiver and stock, not the barrel though. He bought the barrel and a few other components. Since a plastic barrel would be useless, and an all-plastic gun would be illegal in the US where he lives as well.
 
2012-10-10 09:13:49 AM

entropic_existence: Robo Beat: There was an article on here a bit ago about a guy who did precisely that. Can't recall if it was for an AR-15 particularly, but he most definitely 3D printed a lower receiver to something. And the rest of the gun, as well.

Lower receiver and stock, not the barrel though. He bought the barrel and a few other components. Since a plastic barrel would be useless, and an all-plastic gun would be illegal in the US where he lives as well.


Got a citation for that? Not arguing...just curious if that's actually true.
 
2012-10-10 09:30:53 AM

StoneColdAtheist: Got a citation for that? Not arguing...just curious if that's actually true.


I didn't know about it until reading in to the fark story last week about the guy who wanted to 3D print an entire gun and the people who lease the equipment took it back. Anyway it's the Undetectable Firearms Act of 1988
 
2012-10-10 09:43:00 AM

Quantum Apostrophe: The 3D printing fad is just a fad. Real practical engineering processes will be used for real practical engineering. You can print all the crumbly plastic action figures you want at home, but the overlap between that and printing a full-size functional automobile with a full fuel-tank is NIL. What is difficult to understand about this?Where is your VR helmet? That was equally as popular 20 years ago and I was assured we'd all live in white empty rooms and project all our color schemes in our VR glasses.So, still waiting. Oh and where's my too cheap to meter nuclear power?


yea, i can tell you've not seen the output of a 3d printer in about 7 years

nor did you read the damn article

also the vr helmet, are you not familiar with a product called google glass?

as for nuke power, bring that up with your fellow nimbys
 
2012-10-10 09:43:52 AM

entropic_existence: StoneColdAtheist: Got a citation for that? Not arguing...just curious if that's actually true.

I didn't know about it until reading in to the fark story last week about the guy who wanted to 3D print an entire gun and the people who lease the equipment took it back. Anyway it's the Undetectable Firearms Act of 1988


Interesting...thanks!
 
2012-10-10 09:45:51 AM

way south: t3knomanser: threadjackistan: In before Quantum Apostrophe!

This will never work. 3D printers are just a gimmick for nerds to play with in their parents' garages.

Sorry, I've had him on ignore for so long I forget what he actually sounds like.

vpb: Before too long you won't have to hire anyone to make things.

We passed that point decades ago. We only hire people when people are cheaper than machines for the same work. How demeaning is that: we could automate your job, but you work for less than a machine. This is why I say: abolish work. Work is beneath human dignity, it's the lowest level to which we can stoop.

It depends o the work, doesn't it?
There are always things to be done, but machines remove us from the more menial chores. So now we have fewer milkmaids and brakemen, more designers and engineers. You no longer need a guy to mill parts manually, but you do need people to run and maintain the mills.
Work is simply evolving.


unless you plan to scrap things when they wear down, you'll need a manual lathe and or mill, because sometimes writing code takes longer then just chucking the part onto a lathe and milling off a little weld bead
 
2012-10-10 09:49:35 AM

fusillade762: WHERE THE HELL IS MY FLYING CAR!?!?!!


working on passing whatever testing that is required of it Link
 
2012-10-10 09:51:21 AM

Robo Beat: Watching_Epoxy_Cure: Wake me when I can print one of these:

[www.discountgunsales.com image 350x350]

/hotter than the melting point of 7075 Al

There was an article on here a bit ago about a guy who did precisely that. Can't recall if it was for an AR-15 particularly, but he most definitely 3D printed a lower receiver to something. And the rest of the gun, as well.


the guy who was trying to "3dprint" a gun had the 3dprinter seived from him, the printer manufacturer decided to terminate his lease on the device

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/02/cody-wilsons-3d-printed-gun- p roject-on-hold-after-company-recalims-printer_n_1933225.html
 
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