This 3D printed metal gun is based on the M1911 pistol by Browning, and it is made from over 30 3D printed parts, which are made up of 17-4 stainless steel and Inconel 625 materials.
“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.”
The video below gives us some information on how this 3D printed metal gun was made, it also shows the gun being fired, the gun has fired over 50 rounds in total so far.
You can find out more details about the world’s first 3D printed gun over at Solid Concepts, the company has also said that they will be making custom gun parts for their customers in the future using the technology.
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