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That's right, gun parts, almost entire guns, can now be created on 3D printers.
A 3D printer is a printer that creates 3D objects from plastic based on 3D modeling software.
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Now, someone has managed to make fully functional gun parts on 3D printers.
What's next? Probably entire guns.
Say goodbye to gun control. Anyone supporting anti-gun control laws is gonna be thrilled by this. It's becoming a reality, and it can't be regulated.
Not exactly Breece. 3D printers are real and they can make guns, but they aren't that reliable. It takes forever, you need specific types of materials, and you need the blueprints of what you want to make. Sometimes a full replica comes out, but doesn't work properly. I have some experience with them. And they break, a lot.
But, then again, when I get back, Ill put up what they are good or and how they do affect Gun control.
Hold up, 3D PRINTERS? That's nuts! What's next, hover cars and self cleaning guns?
Well, I mean, 3D printers have been out for a while. Near where I live (which, I might add, is sorta known for its labs), there's a fancy 3D printer that once you create a design, you can print in titanium, some sort of plastic, and another material like that... (I know this because the labs have a partnership with my school, so the kids on the robotics team can use the printers if they need to for free).
I won't deny that the prospect of 3D gun printing is scary, but I'm not too surprised.
What about a food printer? I want one. And I really can't imagine a gun that is constructed that way to be all that balanced or accurate. Guns have many small separate parts, and that can't be created on a computer, the parts are made individually.
The guns themselves, are well made, by all means the 3D printers do their job, however, like Sorla says the accuracy is not as good. Machined weapons are still by far better. The other thing about 3D made guns, is the recoil. Several reports have been made that after 4-8 shots, the gun exploded, because of the amount of pressure created. It was just not enough.
On the down side, a 3D printer costs quite a bit of money, and the cartridges of titanimum or whatever you use to make you model, cost quite a bit. In the end you spend more money for a 3D printer and its components, then you do a regular weapon plus 10 full magazines.
It is a direct possibility, but until they can figure a way to make it exactly like machinery, which in that case it wouldn't be a 3D printer anymore, then you have to deal with the problems.
Maybe they aren't reliable now, but my guess is they will become more efficient and cheaper in the future. The same happened with radios, refrigerators, 2D printers, computers, cell phones, and just about every other modern convenience. The pace of technological advancement these days is astounding- I give it maybe 10 years before 3D printers become very efficient and commonplace.
As far as gun control, I think that our gun problem then will become similar to our drug problem now- people making dangerous/illicit stuff at home and then selling it on the black market. The difference being most people don't consider drug use a constitutional right.
can't wait! no more gun control:)
but being serious it probably ain't that good of a gun.
Too bad they aren't accurate...
I STILL WANT ONE!!!
When they get good at making them, bye-bye gun control.
I guess the only way to protect myself is to build a BIGGER GUN.
THAT SHOOTS SMALLER GUNS.
^ LOL. :)