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(The Register)   The world's first gun 3D printed in metal. It's more accurate than factory made guns, especially in the hands of a convicted felon who hears voices   ( divider line
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2013-11-09 01:37:51 AM  
5 votes:
So much for that.  Disregard my last post.
2013-11-09 01:10:45 AM  
4 votes:
Not as random or as clumsy as a blaster.
2013-11-09 01:53:43 AM  
3 votes:
The only parts there weren't printed were four small springs and the magazines.

I remember when magazines were printed, kindle was what you did with fire wood, and onions were sold in finer men's accessories departments in downtown stores. And guns and typewriters were made by the same company.
2013-11-09 01:20:20 AM  
3 votes:
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2013-11-09 02:19:47 AM  
2 votes:
Good.. goooood, I'll just keep buying lathes and mills while these dimwits are distracted with 3D printers.
2013-11-09 01:10:48 AM  
2 votes:

Fubini: That said, handguns have been "accurate enough" for most uses for about 100 years or so now, so maybe it's all moot.

Luddite. We have now reached the point where we can reproduce 19th century technology in a much more complex, expensive and resource-intensive way than before.

If that isn't the future you want to live in, well then I suggest you grab the next Virgin Galactic Space Ship to Moon Colony Gingrich.
2013-11-09 01:10:08 AM  
2 votes:
If QA didn't submit this, I'll be a sad panda.
2013-11-09 12:08:47 AM  
2 votes:
The springs aren't printed! HA! ARTICLE LOSES BY TKO.

2013-11-09 08:09:55 AM  
1 vote:

Chunky Pumpkinhead: Bigdogdaddy: It has to be heat treated, which is something most people don't have access to,  Probably around 1500 degrees F and  quenched by someone that knew metallurgy.  Not really worried about this until they can get past that part.

bag o' coal, leaf blower, bucket o' water

Wonder Twin Powers, ACTIVATE!
2013-11-09 04:54:38 AM  
1 vote:

Memoryalpha: Oh my look at what they've done... The maker community must be just drooling over this, NOT.   Baring having upwards of $750k to spend on a laser sintering system there won't be any sudden rash of 3d handgun fire going on.  One of these things has about as much to do with the average garage based 3d printer as a Ferrari has to do with a skateboard made by nailing the wheels from an old roller skate onto a 2x4.  The video and attendant internet buzz over this is what's commonly known as a publicity stunt by Solid Concepts, nothing more.

*rushes to garage to get started on skateboard Ferrari*
2013-11-09 02:26:56 AM  
1 vote:

The Angry Hand of God: As someone who just installed a Crimson Trace laser sight on my Glock 23,

Oops, too bad you're not allowed to own an AK-47, so have fun when the FTA comes knocking on your door.
2013-11-09 01:54:22 AM  
1 vote:
I'm going to 3D print a bullet proof vest to protect me.
2013-11-09 01:37:06 AM  
1 vote:
I'm SHOCKED that none of the folks I've got marked as 3-D printer fanatics have shown up in this thread yet.  I've got one dude marked as "Pissed his mommy and daddy didn't buy him a 3-D printed pony for his 5th birthday" who always shows up in these threads who is apparently MIA.  Imagine that -- a farker who's too busy on a random Friday night to grace us with his presence.
2013-11-09 01:32:10 AM  
1 vote:

cretinbob: and it only costs $1 million

Oh, look... My uncle is 1st in line to buy more than he needs.
2013-11-09 01:20:19 AM  
1 vote:
I hope that some quizzical asshole prints one out and commits suicide

:) :) :)

Happy times!
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