Skip to comments.3 D PRINTING OF MACHNINE GUN
Posted on 01/23/2013 12:17:32 PM PST by Manta
Glen Beck has guest who has and is able to print AR-15 like machine gun. Video has link to youtube vid of weapon in use
No, you've got it backwards. It's the lower receiver that is serialized and therefore, regulated.
And they're printing just the magazines. In the video, it's white, but it could certainly be printed in black.
Print a plastic water pistol that works...This will impress me and it is doubtful it can be done at this point. Plus how strong and durable are the plastics that are printed compared to the usual injection molding
I’m in when they can print up an M2.
If Jay Leno can print parts (gears) for his Stanley Steamer?
When I watched both videos, especially the Beck video, I got the definite impression that a fully functioning weapon could be printed. Even if on each particular video only parts were mentioned.
I am NOT in anyway knowledgeable about this stuff however.
It’s very cool stuff. Thanks for posting.
2) That is not even a complete AR-15. It is only the lower receiver, the part that holds the trigger and stands between the barrel/upper receiver/bolt assembly and the shoulder stock. The barrel, upper receiver, trigger group, bolt, bolt carrier, and charging handle all have to be manufactured by conventional means (milling machine).
3) On my blog, I go into the technical aspects of this: "Innovation Beats Gun Control, Every Time."
The stripped lower is the regulated part.
Additive manufacturing short circuits this and does an end around both big industry and big government. It puts power back into the ordinary citizen's hands in ways that it hasn't been since the industrial revolution. This is the genie that is out of the bottle.
I’ve never seen an AR-15 machine gun.
Instead of Jefferson’s “yeoman farmer” we’ll have “yeoman manufacturer” ?
This is not true. The additive manufacturing world is 20 years old, getting very large, and includes many different technologies.
The very cheap machines that are coming out for home use print plastic, yes. But step up a grade in quality and price, and you can buy machines that can print in metal, ceramics, sand, glass, and even wood. I don't see anything in a gun that someone could not make on a current metal printer, except maybe the spring.
The lower is regulated. You can buy all the uppers you want without FFL.
Guess there will be a ban on 3d printers.
No. You can print a lower receiver that can be built to be functional.
For the magazine, I’m not sure how they are doing that. Normally, you’d have a metal spring with a polymer follower. If they figured out a way to “print” a poly spring inside the body of the magazine with an integral follower, that’d be quite a trick.
Thats the impression he wants you to have but I think its incorrect.
Not sure why Glenn is pushing this story. I think he’s just trying to stir things up.
Tell me you are not this uneducated about guns. Please.
A slide-fire stock is NOT a machine gun.
And it’d be pretty tough to regulate springs...
The early colt ARs use the same reciver as the M16 only it didn’t have the auto sear.
Up until 83 one could buy a auto sear for around 80 dollars then the BATF ruled that the sear itself was a machine gun.
Just not now...
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