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Make Disposable Working Guns With a 3D Printer!

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by The Scarlet Pimp, Dec 12, 2012.

  1. The Scarlet Pimp

    The Scarlet Pimp Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    never knew this was possible... fun times ahead, eh kiddies!!!
    (get one for xmas!)

    How To Make Your Own Neat Stuff (Like Guns) With 3D Printing

    Some manufacturing processes are "subtractive." You start with a piece of raw material and remove all of it that doesn't look like the finished product. Sculpting a statue from a block of marble is an example of subtractive manufacturing.

    So is CNC machining, in which a virtual 3D model of the finished product created with CAD (Computer Aided Design) software, guides a robotic cutting tool as to which parts of the raw material to cut or keep.

    "Additive" manufacturing starts with nothing and adds material until you have the finished product.

    Painting a portrait is one example. Building up a statue by sticking bits of clay together is a 3D example of additive manufacturing. 3D printing is the latest example, and it's a pretty cool technology.

    3D printing starts with a CAD model just like the ones that CNC machining uses. A 3D printing system slices that CAD model into many cross-sections or layers. Each layer is very thin ? as little as 0.01 millimeters ? effectively making it a 2D pattern not unlike the patterns sent to a regular printer.

    The "ink" used in consumer 3D printers is most often a semi-molten thermoplastic. (Although at least one 3D printer uses chocolate ink!) It solidifies when it is printed and cools in open air. Another layer is printed on top of the first, fusing to the first layer before it cools.

    Another is added, and so on, until the final product appears. Another 3D printing technique prints a layer of binding agent, then sprays very fine metal powder on it. A laser beam fuses the powder into a solid mass. The cost of such equipment puts it far beyond the reach of consumers.

    Consumers, although limited to relatively weak "ink" materials, are still able to print a wide variety of 3D objects: art, replacement parts, and yes, even guns. In the U.S., at least, it's legal to make a gun for personal use, but not to sell it without a firearm dealer's license.

    The guns that have been created with 3D printing have not survived many firings so far: 5-6 shots for a .38 caliber round, a couple of hundred shots for a .22 caliber rifle. So of course, Congress is concerned.

    Wiki Weapons Ban:
    http://www.meetthe112th.com/latest-news/rep-steve-israel-urges-congress-to-renew-wiki-weapon-ban/

    Can I Really Buy a 3D Printer?

    The cost of entry-level 3D printers is falling rapidly. Of course, you get what you pay for. The cheapest 3D printers require quite a bit of assembly, power supplies, and a spare computer. You're limited to smaller-sized objects, and the resolution (finish) of printed objects is coarser. But tinkerers won't mind.

    At the low end, PrintrBot sells three models ranging between $375 and $699, and SoliDoodle has two models, priced at $499 and $799.

    http://printrbot.com

    http://solidoodle.com

    http://www.robotshop.com/makerbot-replicator-2-3d-printer.html

    http://www.ecrater.com/p/15700973/3-dimension-printer-3dp580

    Read More...
    http://askbobrankin.com/make_your_own_stuff_with_3d_printing.html
     
  2. Zapdos

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    Bullshit and useless.

    You can make guns with tools from a metal shop. A 3d printer just makes it seem all fancy. Also, the material required is expensive and you can't make much more than handguns because larger printers cost a few hearts.
     
  3. The Scarlet Pimp

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    true, but it seems cool to the ignorant! :D
     
  4. kingstar

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    loool this is madness! i smell b.s :p
     
  5. howard_hughes

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    Old news.. i saw it somewhere monthss back :D
     
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    lol. It really is a COOL method. If James Bond could make a gun with a cigarette case, why not 3d printer!
     
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    I think there a re bigger things to worry about than abs plastic guns. Media is taking this to the usual over the top level
     
  8. The Scarlet Pimp

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    i'm wondering how many people are going to rush out to buy one these pricey toys in preparation for the coming apocalypse. :D