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    Re: US Government shuts down 3D gun manufacturer

    Quote Originally Posted by Lachean View Post
    Are you familiar with the printed AR-15 Receiver? The 1st one broke under stress but with the new pins its rather solid. The day of the reliably printed gun and magazine has come. I don't think it needs to be in every household to reach market penetration, knowing someone with one will be enough IMO. It doesn't need to appeal to the masses, early adopters are enough.
    The thing with receivers is, if you make it for yourself then you don't need any paperwork of any kind (until they just straight-up ban that kind of firearm). If someone else makes it for you, then they have to have a type-7 FFL to manufacture firearms, the piece has to be cereal numbered and you have to use ATF form 4473 to have it transferred to you. An alternative may be to buy an incomplete part and finish it yourself, but that's untested legal ground.

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    Re: US Government shuts down 3D gun manufacturer

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    Wow, what's with the rancor? Heck, just a couple years ago folks were paying $150-$200 for a Cricket (a device that prints scrapbook materials). And what dollar store will sell you a bust of you own children?
    Yeah....people get on and sing the praises of printable tech, and when I ask for examples, I get a list of crap hoarder's buy to clutter up their homes. Wow, great, someone found a new way to make junk. Outstanding.

    Hey, how about the printable abortion. Show me that one.

    Can we print meds yet?

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    But if you want to talk useful, pretty much everything you listed is a possibility. Maybe not the framing hammer yet, but there's been good progress on printed chips and other computer components. Car parts are an interesting idea and worth exploring.
    If I were to look at printing construction tools in earnest, I would begin with non-conductive electrician's hand tools.

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    Re: US Government shuts down 3D gun manufacturer

    Quote Originally Posted by DVSentinel View Post
    That would of course depend upon the type and characteristics of the plastic. Any plastics that are able to molded by a 3d printer probably will never meet stress and heat requirements to be actually used as a firearm. However, they would work quite well for the purpose of creating molds for forming other materials.
    There are already industrial 3D metal printers that can print alloys stronger than steel. There's a massive demand for 3D printing technology, both home and industrial use. The prices will be coming down on everything.

    For instance, if you're a small company wanting to make a plastic case for your product, like the housing to a camera, you have to get a plastic injection mold which can cost $10,000+. With 3D printing you don't need that at all.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    Yeah....people get on and sing the praises of printable tech, and when I ask for examples, I get a list of crap hoarder's buy to clutter up their homes.
    No, we also gave you examples like the 3D printed car, whose frame is as strong as steel, or a special part for a rocket used by NASA. You just have no desire to listen.
    Last edited by RabidAlpaca; 05-16-13 at 03:29 PM.

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    Re: US Government shuts down 3D gun manufacturer

    Quote Originally Posted by RabidAlpaca View Post
    No, we also gave you examples like the 3D printed car, whose frame is as strong as steel, or a special part for a rocket used by NASA. You just have no desire to listen.
    Right because every household needs to print a car and rocket parts. You said 3D tech was going to be a household item, yet you cannot name even one thing the average America household would want to make from a printer. Even dollar-store junk was a better example than anything you've offered up. Get a ****ing clue.

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    Re: US Government shuts down 3D gun manufacturer

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    Right because every household needs to print a car and rocket parts. You said 3D tech was going to be a household item, yet you cannot name even one thing the average America household would want to make from a printer. Even dollar-store junk was a better example than anything you've offered up. Get a ****ing clue.
    Everything in your house that exists from plastic or metal, can be printed. People have given you examples over and over but you whine and cry like a little ****ing child.

    "Why would anybody want anything from plastic or metal?" What a GREAT question Jerry, you get a gold sticker and get to move to the back of the short bus!

    Here's even a print of a working, durable adjustable wrench.

    Now, continue crying about how nobody could ever want a wrench from hard plastic or metal.

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    Re: US Government shuts down 3D gun manufacturer

    Quote Originally Posted by RabidAlpaca View Post
    Everything in your house that exists from plastic or metal, can be printed. People have given you examples over and over but you whine and cry like a little ****ing child.

    "Why would anybody want anything from plastic or metal?" What a GREAT question Jerry, you get a gold sticker and get to move to the back of the short bus!
    ...and then RabidAlpaca stomped his foot and slammed the door.

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    Re: US Government shuts down 3D gun manufacturer

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    ...and then RabidAlpaca stomped his foot and slammed the door.
    I guess I get annoyed when people bitch and moan and cry for ****ing pages. Then people try to explain things to them, give them examples of durable tools like adjustable wrenches that can be printed with today's technology, then they run off rambling about hoarders and nicknacks or some ****ing ****.

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    Re: US Government shuts down 3D gun manufacturer

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    Quote Originally Posted by RabidAlpaca View Post
    I guess I get annoyed when people bitch and moan and cry for ****ing pages. Then people try to explain things to them, give them examples of durable tools like adjustable wrenches that can be printed with today's technology, then they run off rambling about hoarders and nicknacks or some ****ing ****.
    Then he plugged in is earphones and let Justin Bieber drown out the sound of the adults talking in the other room.

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    Re: US Government shuts down 3D gun manufacturer

    Quote Originally Posted by RabidAlpaca View Post
    I guess I get annoyed when people bitch and moan and cry for ****ing pages. Then people try to explain things to them, give them examples of durable tools like adjustable wrenches that can be printed with today's technology, then they run off rambling about hoarders and nicknacks or some ****ing ****.
    Seriously, you have no idea how to hold a conversation.

    You get pissy when I mention that I, among many other Americans, don't have a 3D printer and so would have to buy one in order to print this gun.

    That's just a fact. I don't have your little toy already. I would have to buy it. Have another geek-fit if you want, you're acting like a child.

    It's also a fact that a gun that brakes when used one time isn't going to appeal to many people, certainly not the masses. So far the only people interested in this gun are people who 1. already own a 3D printer, and 2. like to tinker with new tech.

    That's a nitch market. That's not going to change a single Gun Control law.

    It will take a molti-leveled marketing campaign to first show everyone all the things they could have with a printer and then a low printer cost. You would need displays of printable items at the store for people to handle and oh look, with this free app download you can buy the plan for this item from your phone right now and have the item waiting for you on your printer by the time you get home.

    That's what it takes to put a printer into every household, not "oh look at all the cars and NASA rocket parts we can make".
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    Re: US Government shuts down 3D gun manufacturer

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    His pillow soaking in the tears, RabidAlpaca sobbed:

    Then he plugged in is earphones and let Justin Bieber drown out the sound of the adults talking in the other room.
    Oh come off it. You made a point, when it wasn't responded to in the way you liked you went way overboard to hammer your point home. This tech is becoming more and more useful as days go by for both home and manufacturing use. Heck even the mid-sized roofing company my friend owns has one now.

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