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The problem with 3D printed guns, especially of the plastic kind, and regular ammunition is that regular bullets have thin brass casings. During the bullet's explosion, the metal gets deformed and the force is transferred to the gun's barrel, which, as you might have guessed, won't survive the force too long. Some guns can only fire one shot, others just over a dozen. 25 year-old amateur gunsmith Michael Crumling solved this problem by using a thicker steel shell with the lead bullet inserted inside so deep that the shell is able to contain the force of the explosion instead of transferring it to the gun. This design could very well pave the way for the advancement of 3D printed guns and maybe even semi-automatic 3D printed guns.
his design isn’t easily replicated because the rounds must be individually machined for now, it may represent another step towards durable, practical, printed guns—even semi-automatic ones.
originally posted by: IShotMyLastMuse
sorry but i kinda feel there is a reason to fear monger.
in america at least you can admit you have a gun problem or be in denial.
when it comes to guns, my attitude is "better have it and not need it than need it and not have it"
but in the states, it's a borderline fetish.
So what's going to happen when 3d printers are more affordable? you can already get a decent one for around 1000 euro, then what?
The problem is not the printing, but the intended use, and frankly when it comes to a country where there is a school shooting ever other month, or girls get shot in the face for asking for help after a car accident i can't trust it with device straight out of the Acme Corporation.