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    Default guess what you can print now?

    defensedistributed.com/

    I thought that this was a year or two out but it is here now.

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    People have been making these for awhile now. They work but they do not last nearly as long. There also was a guy who made an AK from a shovel. The 3d printers that make these are very high in cost and I would rather buy a CNC to do it right out of metal and have it last longer.
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    3D printers dont cost near as much as you would think.............................


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    The barrel still has to be steel.
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    The tech to print in many types of metal is already here, just very expensive. I heard from an engineer that they can print within 15 microns of accuracy how ever the parts are small. He also said that soon they will even be able to print the chrome lining into the barrel with the rifling in place no machining will ever be needed.

    What makes this interesting is that these guy are putting this stuff up for download for free.

    There are also groups that are buying these types of printers and renting them out to any one who wants to use one but can't afford to buy their own. I would be almost certain they would not want their equipment used for firearms.

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    I did not mean they were all very expensive, but good ones are still expensive, the materials to print also still add to cost. Either way A good metal worker can make this without the printer as I said above a guy made one out of a shovel.
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