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How much do those 3D printers cost?

 
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BTW I downloaded the plans from their website for both the mags and the lower. Maybe one day I'll need them. ;)
 

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Not too sold on the printed lower yet, but I would print 30 round mags 'til Doomsday!
And maybe even sell a few.
IF I had a 3D printer.

EDIT: Eh, ya never know.
Downloading the MegaPak now.
93MB. Good thing I have cable Internet, took about 2 minutes.
 

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The genie is definitely out of the bottle.
The torrent file is in the wild and the PirateBay has the files.
They are going worldwide.
 

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I'm just not sure of the strength of printed parts. One of the problems is that all 3D printers use a thermal process which means using thermoplastic resins. Parts for guns are generally made with thermosetting resins. I'm not ready to buy the hype.
Remember plastic guns that would go through the X-ray machines. There's a lot of fud out there, much of which is meant to create hysteria. Don't drink the Kool-aid.
 

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The heat deflection temperature for ABS is 100[sup]o[/sup]C. Guns routinely get hotter than that.
 

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People are going in the wrong direction. you dont want to use plastics for printing. Use Waxes that can then be made up for molds and pout the aluminim yourself. A Bit of machining and you have a cast lower, upper, etc.
 
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