Friday, 20 July 2018

Americans will soon be able to legally download 3-D printed guns

quote [ Gun-rights activists have reached a settlement with the government that will allow them to post 3-D printable gun plans online starting August 1. ]

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SnappyNipples said @ 1:12pm GMT on 20th July
I think I'm one of the only 3D printer hobbyist here. I can tell you its a slow, painful process to get high tolerance prints to come out. And it takes considerable amount of time in calibration and set up to get these prints to come out perfect. With that said nobody is going to sell such parts at 50 bucks. A spool of good nylon starts at 30 bucks a roll. You want an ABS printed AR lower you may be spending at least 400 bucks to get someone to print this up for you. These high temp, high strength filaments need a printer that can heat up at 330C at the print head and a bed temp of 100C with an enclosure to keep the ambient temp nominal to keep the print from warping off the bed. We're talking about a good grand to get something like that set up and then there's that learning curve to get it going if you are making your printer from a kit form or 3 grand out of the box with a commercial grade printer. As for what is legal to download these STL files have been free online for like 4 years now and they're not even hidden on line. The only thing I can think this law allows is to actually make it legal to sell these prints and stl files, now that will be a game changers.

SnappyNipples said @ 1:13pm GMT on 20th July
I think I'm the only 3D printer hobbyist here. I can tell you its a slow, painful process to get high tolerance prints to come out. And it takes considerable amount of time in calibration and set up to get these prints to come out perfect. With that said nobody is going to sell such parts at 50 bucks. A spool of good nylon starts at 30 bucks a roll. You want an ABS printed AR lower you may be spending at least 400 bucks to get someone to print this up for you. These high temp, high strength filaments need a printer that can heat up at 330C at the print head and a bed temp of 100C with an enclosure to keep the ambient temp nominal to keep the print from warping off the bed. We're talking about a good grand to get something like that set up and then there's that learning curve to get it going if you are making your printer from a kit form or 3 grand out of the box with a commercial grade printer. As for what is legal to download these STL files have been free online for like 4 years now and they're not even hidden on line. The only thing I can think this law allows is to actually make it legal to sell these prints and stl files, now that will be a game changers.

SnappyNipples said @ 1:26pm GMT on 20th July
I think I'm the only 3D printer hobbyist here. I can tell you its a slow, painful process to get high tolerance prints to come out. And it takes considerable amount of time in calibration and set up to get these prints to come out perfect. With that said nobody is going to sell such parts at 50 bucks. A spool of good nylon starts at 30 bucks a roll. You want an ABS printed AR lower you may be spending at least 400 bucks to get someone to print this up for you. These high temp, high strength filaments need a printer that can heat up at 330C at the print head and a bed temp of 100C with an enclosure to keep the ambient temp nominal to keep the print from warping off the bed. We're talking about a good grand to get something like that set up and then there's that learning curve to get it going if you are making your printer from a kit form or 3 grand out of the box with a commercial grade printer. As for what is legal to download these STL files have been free online for like 4 years now and they're not even hidden on line. 3D printing makes prototyping cheap but for production runs its more expensive than actually buying a real gun.


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SnappyNipples said @ 1:12pm GMT on 20th July [Score:4 Informative]
I think I'm the only 3D printer hobbyist here. I can tell you its a slow, painful process to get high tolerance prints to come out. And it takes considerable amount of time in calibration and set up to get these prints to come out perfect. With that said nobody is going to sell such parts at 50 bucks. A spool of good nylon starts at 30 bucks a roll. You want an ABS printed AR lower you may be spending at least 400 bucks to get someone to print this up for you. These high temp, high strength filaments need a printer that can heat up at 330C at the print head and a bed temp of 100C with an enclosure to keep the ambient temp nominal to keep the print from warping off the bed. We're talking about a good grand to get something like that set up and then there's that learning curve to get it going if you are making your printer from a kit form or 3 grand out of the box with a commercial grade printer. As for what is legal to download these STL files have been free online for like 4 years now and they're not even hidden on line. 3D printing makes prototyping cheap but for production runs its more expensive than actually buying a real gun.



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