3d printed firearms

Less than 10 years ago people were getting psyched over a 3d printed 22 derringer and an ar15 lower that broke apart after 100 rounds. Now we have things like the FGC9 and a fully printed ar15 (minus barrel and fcg )
How far will things go in the next ten years? Will government regulations and corporate greed catch up to to the development stifling development, much like what happened to the internet as a whole or will metal 3d printing become more economical for personal use giving users to ability to print out full on 50 cal weaponry and such?

  1. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    3d printed nukes when?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Judging by the way technological progress exponentially accelerates Id say theyll be available on Friday

  2. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >(minus barrel and fcg )
    Yeah, the bolt/carrier on that thing isn't going to be 3D printed either, nor the barrel extension.

    >Will government regulations and corporate greed catch up to to the development stifling development
    Only area that development has progressed past what people have already been doing around the world for decades is magazines, and I wouldn't get my hopes up for anything else. Even among people who were designing and building their own guns with machining equipment before 3D printing took off, building an autoloader that wasn't straight blowback and didn't require commercial gun parts was a hard problem that pretty much no one tried to solve.

    >will metal 3d printing become more economical for personal use
    Lol, no.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      According to the YouTube video no barrel extension was used

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >no barrel extension was used
        Then they're either lying about what they built, or it's chambered in .22lr or maybe another cartridge that would work in a straight blowback action that would fit in an STANAG or mock STANAG magazine.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Wasn't in the same in Cav arms polymer lowers?

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          It's not the only printable 5.56 upper receiver.
          Uses a standard AR barrel.
          I think this is just confusion about terminology.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            That is, what some know as the barrel extension is integrated into the barrel as an assembly in AR-15s. I've only ever seen them separately as intended for custom work.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Are you referring to the receiver extension, aka the buffer tube? Because that's integrated into the stock. No aluminum buffer tube is used, just the printed stock which acts as the buffer tube.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Wasn't in the same in Cav arms polymer lowers?

        Are you referring to the receiver extension, aka the buffer tube? Because that's integrated into the stock. No aluminum buffer tube is used, just the printed stock which acts as the buffer tube.

        I miss when homemade guns had a higher barrier to entry and knowledge required to at least filter out retards who don't have anything beyond the most basic mechanical knowledge of the design being talked about.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I don’t.

          Oh, and I almost forgot: Fuck ya mudda.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >t. subhuman retard

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I want as many guns in as many hands as possible.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >I only care about this topic because politics
            People like you should end up in mass graves.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Post your gun grabboid

  3. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >what will the future be like
    just look at what suckboytony is doing
    forget EVs, we're gonna have EGs

  4. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >How far will things go in the next ten years?
    Honestly, your guess is as good as mine. Complete auto-loading .22 is in the works that not a rifle and decently sized, still a bit big though. Something a bit more compact and lighter will probably bring about some change, either some new way of fabricating metal and/or somehow switching away from direct blowback which puts size and weight on these fully DIY designs.
    >Will government regulations and corporate greed catch up to to the development stifling development
    This will vary from state to state. Again, these bans will do nothing, but only prevent law-abiding citizens from building these DIY/unserialized firearms. I don't see anything federally yet with our current supreme justices. Only a major, and I mean MAJOR, tragedy would move people so radically, again only making regulations that only affect law-abiding citizens.
    >will metal 3d printing become more economical for personal use
    Not even sure metal 3d printing is viable for regular use? So maybe, but don't expect the same strength as factory-made parts. In fact, I'd argue that desktop cnc and lathes are the way for the future, and probably will go down in price faster than metal 3d printers.
    >print out full on 50 cal weaponry
    50 BMG AR lower has been done

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I didn't ask.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Not even sure metal 3d printing is viable for regular use?
      Not anytime soon. The laser is a massive power hog and the inert gases needed to fill the printing chamber are expensive and mostly single use.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >somehow switching away from direct blowback which puts size and weight on these fully DIY designs.
      Reposting from earlier. I think this type of gas system should be DiY'able. I don't have a printer or CAD skills though
      I think a VKSTG type gas system would be really easy to fabricate, and you wouldn't need much more than a metal pipe and an op-rod to get a functional delayed blowback weapon that works. I may be wrong though. Any opinions by guys that do this stuff?
      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Volkssturmgewehr

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  5. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Now we have things like the FGC9 and a fully printed ar15
    Which still break after 100 rounds, and are jam-o-matics.

  6. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Behold the long awaited who ask

  7. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    *jams*
    *farts*
    *breaks*

  8. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    not sure how far miniturization, standardization and mass manufacturing have come in regards to laser sintering (metal printing)

    be interesting to do some research on it, if I could get google to stop being completely fucking useless for anything but pop culture trash and pornography.

  9. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Link to video? What did they use for the bolt/gas system?

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