Plastic will be Obsolete

Some day in the near future, Metal Injection Molding, or even more advanced additive manufacturing technology will once again make metal framed pistols great again. The cost of production will be as low as, or possibly lower than injection molding plastic for pistol frames. At this point there will be a renaissance in pistol design and manufacturing. With innovative cellular structure techniques, we could even see stainless steel frames that are lighter than current clunky polymer designs. Ugly, clunky, and fragile plastic toy pistols will be relegated to the scrap heap of engineering history. Beautiful steel and alloy pistols will proliferate as the dawn of a new age unfolds! DA/SA hammer fired will once again reign supreme.

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  1. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    you again
    frick ya mudda

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Cry moar

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        right after I frick ya mudda

  2. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >all MIMed gun
    Ruger is way ahead of you

  3. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    your head is gonna explode when you hear about casting.

  4. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >no microplastics
    >no cracking
    >aesthetically pleasing
    >DA/SA is the meta

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Micro plastics are one genie that is never going back in the bottle. Your grandkids will be horrific mutants and there's frick all you can do.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        doomers on this website never fail to make me laugh. WGMI WGMI WGMI WGMI WGMI WGMI

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Over? Nah, we’re just getting started!

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Just you wait until the ecoterrorists release polymer rust/plastic AIDS attacking polymers, completely fricking over humanity as we know it today.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I'll be immune.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      da/sa is a frick.
      saochads stay winning eternally.

  5. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Just 2 more weeks, huh Ivan?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Shitting on cheap plastic guns? Must be a rooskie!
      Get off the computer and spend the rest of the day touching grass, kid.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Sounds like something a vatnik would say.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >, kid
        Ah a fine vintage internet tough guy, himself either a teenager or a loser working a dead-end job in his mid to late 20s
        lol!

  6. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    You realize the polymer guns are still going to weigh significantly less than the metal guns right

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Ehhhhh that may not be perpetually true. Additive manufacturing that creates a sponge-like microstructure could decrease the weight of solid metal parts significantly, maybe over 50%, without much reduction in strength or durability. We're still pretty far from arranging molecules of steel one at a time for reasonable costs but I don't believe the technology is out of reach. We very well may live to see a time when our understanding and abilities with metals, ceramics and plant fibers far surpasses our need for man made forever-polymers.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Those sponge-like microstructures have lower tensile and compressive strengths than a lot of polymers

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      What is the advantage of being lighter?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Nope. Actually if you compare current alloy frame pistols to similar plastic frame ones, you'll see the difference in weight is almost negligible. Like 2 oz.

      Those sponge-like microstructures have lower tensile and compressive strengths than a lot of polymers

      Nah. Bone for instance. Well YOUR bones might be weaker than plastic if you were raised on goyslop and sugar.
      Anyway, came here to post picrel. Apparently they are going to be using MIM to manufacture stronger cartridge cases with less capital investment in terms of heavy tooling (i.e. deep drawing equipment). The cases are stainless steel and are said to be able to handle 100,000 PSI. That's stronger than the funky two piece 6.8x51 cases.

  7. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Maybe so, but until metal injection is as cheap as 3d printers people will continue to substitute

  8. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >metal injection moulding
    oh so you mean casting
    kys

  9. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Monkeys paw curls a finger
    >The future is MIM frame glock clones

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      the added weight might actually help in competition shooting
      but the real question is will boomers finally accept it now that it isnt plastic?

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >will people accept our cheap slop that is easily upgradeable once it finally is made properly?
        obviously.

  10. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    nice. I wanna print a flow-through silencer.

  11. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >all-metal
    What is RUST?

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