3D printed metal gun

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3D Printed Metal Gun

World’s First 3D Printed Metal Gun – Solid Concepts BlogThe industrial printer we used costs more than my college tuition (and I went to a private university) and the engineers who run our machines are top of the line; they are experts who know what they’re doing and understand 3D Printing better than anyone in this business. Thanks to them, Solid Concepts is debunking the idea that 3D Printing isn’t a viable solution or isn’t ready for mainstream manufacturing. – the 3D printed metal gun is more important as a demonstrator of the technology. You could print machine parts on demand or do small run precision engineering. It would provide a degree of flexibility to machine shops or even allow the fabrication of parts that a CNC machine wouldn’t be able to make. The first 3D printed metal gun doesn’t promise cheap fabrication through.


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