View Full Version : First printed metal fiream?

05-30-2014, 04:26 AM

Grizz Axxemann
01-05-2015, 10:03 PM
I think DMLS is going to be the next generation of making guns and stuff... But Machinists will still rule the world :P




01-05-2015, 10:22 PM

01-05-2015, 10:36 PM
I hope every liberal on the planet gets to see that video. :)

01-06-2015, 08:47 AM
Yeah saw that a while back and it made a big thing since the fear mongering said OMG, now guns will be coming out of any printer in the world without registration LOL. ( Like everyone will have the cash needed to get one of those printers)
On a side note these ingeneers obviously don't know that you have to grease that slide, lol it looked like it was sticking a bit

01-06-2015, 08:57 AM
With a cost in the hundreds of thousands of dollars, these printers will be out of reach for Joe Q. Public for some time. With Katy Wynne allowing electricity rates to soar in Ontario, it would bankrupt most companies to use them.

As for other costs, this paper might interest those who understand formulas, equations and other 'dry' reading.

01-06-2015, 09:05 AM
There is another video of them doing a 500 rnd test at the range. A comment (from a year ago) below the video says they are now at 2500 rnds.

Couldn't help but roll my eyes and say "ugh" at the end of the video.

01-06-2015, 09:16 AM
Couldn't help but roll my eyes and say "ugh" at the end of the video.

"no rapid fire". I laughed! Might as well said "no having fun".

01-06-2015, 09:53 AM
Regular printers were at one time out of reach for the common person. Maybe there will be a business that will let you make a print for a fee

01-06-2015, 01:31 PM
^^Like a 3-D Staples? Metal or plastic instead of B&W or colour? Interesting idea....

I remember reading that the 3-D printed pistol still needed significant grinding, polishing and hand fitting to achieve a functioning firearm. Anything changed on that front?

Grizz Axxemann
01-07-2015, 12:04 AM
Doubtful. Just because of the way DMLS is, you have to do a fair bit of finish work. Similar case with MIM. Now pass off that DMLS part to a savvy machinist, and he'll have it looking like a mirror in no time.

I am curious to see the numbers between DMLS and MIM in terms of tensile strength, stress loads, etc when comparable alloys are used. AFAIK, nothing beats billet or forged when it comes to a chunk of steel, though.

01-07-2015, 07:26 AM
"no rapid fire". I laughed! Might as well said "no having fun".

Yeah, you might get good at it and even be better than trained enforcers if you do. :run: It's all about trust
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