Thursday, November 7, 2013

World’s First 3D Printed Metal Gun

A company called Solid Concepts claim to have printed the world's first working 3D metal gun.
“The whole concept of using a laser sintering process to 3D Print a metal gun revolves around proving the reliability, accuracy and usability of 3D Metal Printing as functional prototypes and end use products,” says Solid Concepts’ Vice President of Additive Manufacturing Kent Firestone. “It’s a common misconception that laser sintering isn’t accurate or strong enough, and we’re working to change people’s perspective.”

This is a game changer. It was only a matter of time.

Read the rest here at their site.

Yes, you can make a gun from pipes and springs. But this is a GUN.

1 comment:

  1. I'm kind of tickled that a business this high tech has a testing apparatus that's, um, a bit less than state of the art.