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The weapon of the meager assassin: the rifle printed on the 3D printer could withstand 6 shots

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The weapon of the meager assassin: the rifle printed on the 3D printer could withstand 6 shots

A group of gunsmiths - creation enthusiasts weapons By the method of three-dimensional printing, I took another step towards creating a weapon that can be downloaded from the Internet. A test of a rifle partially printed on an 3D printer was carried out to find out how many shots its plastic parts would withstand before crumbling. Result? Six shots.

As the creators of the rifle themselves say: “We knew that it would break, but we did not think that it would happen after six shots. We were counting on 20. ”

The rifle that was tested was not fully printed, but only partially. The trigger and grip were printed - for the home-made version of the AR-15 rifle, developed by amateur engineer Michael Guslik. And I must say that the design invented really works, although it is much inferior to a standard rifle.

To create a rifle, the community of gunsmiths “Wiki Weapons” first rented an industrial 3D printer, but after a company representative found out about the community’s plans, the leasing agreement was canceled and the printer was withdrawn with reference to the “Undetected Weapons Act”, which outlaws plastic weapons that can bypass security scanners.

However, after that, the project founder unexpectedly received help from two unnamed companies located in the cities of Austin and San Antonio in the USA, where the group was able to print and test their rifles. He is currently awaiting a license from a federal arms manufacturer, since the “Undetectable Weapons Act” provides an exception for prototypes of plastic weapons manufactured by a licensed manufacturer. Also, the existing gunsmithing community was incorporated into a non-profit organization.

But nothing brings the company so much inconvenience as its public nature, and its plans to distribute printed circuits of weapons through the Internet. This is a matter of great concern for arms control organizations. And although the gunsmiths themselves plan to print rifles officially, this, of course, does not apply to any other owners of 3D printers - the number of which is constantly growing - who will be able to download the scheme of any weapon from the Internet.

Another question is whether you end up with a working weapon, or a weapon that will become unusable in a few shots. To date, this issue is not fully resolved. But the indisputable fact is that the printed rifles are now a reality, and they will only get better.
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  1. domokl
    domokl 11 December 2012 12: 04
    +15
    Scary enough news ... This makes it possible to use weapons almost uncontrollably ...
    1. YARY
      YARY 11 December 2012 12: 08
      0
      Especially the cities that figure. Is it there mine big lovers, imperceptibly popular in politicians, recruited?
      1. crazyrom
        crazyrom 11 December 2012 16: 06
        +5
        Quote: domokl
        Scary enough news ... This makes it possible to use weapons almost uncontrollably ...

        Yes, you read carefully. They pulled the trigger there and printed the butt and it fell apart. Nobody talks about printing trunks or bolts, this is not real (at least for the next 15-20 years).
    2. aksakal
      aksakal 11 December 2012 12: 51
      +6
      Quote: domokl
      Scary enough news ... This makes it possible to use weapons almost uncontrollably ...

      - it means that you will have to be allowed to carry weapons legally and normal factory weapons and somehow society must adjust to this fact - that anyone in the bosom can have a barrel. But as? Rude will not work, it’s better if you pushed, do not be rude, but apologize and bow, while also not forgetting to keep your hand close to your bosom. We will adapt, we only need to survive the hard surge of deaths in the first stage. And this fact in SAJ explicitly indicates - it is already useless to prohibit - (((((. 30D the printer is already 20 thousand cu, and designing a firearm in the 3DMax program - for a competent engineer two fingers on asphalt. Of course, you can to prohibit 3D printers, only these printers can take on a very important function - small-scale production, other things These current 3D printers print from light-sensitive plastic - what freezes when UV radiation gets in. And tomorrow 3D printers can easily print from anything. Laf of automakers can easily end, those that sell cars intentionally cheap, so that you can get your own gesheft on auto parts for sold cars.
      And this is a wonderful invention to prohibit because of some kind of weapon? Yes, it’s easier for the population to accustom themselves to be exquisitely polite and bow, as in France in those days when for rudeness a little and a sword could have ....
      1. Atlon
        Atlon 11 December 2012 13: 36
        +1
        Quote: aksakal
        It is, of course. can prohibit 3 D printers

        Well, this has already passed at the dawn of color printers ... Like, money will print. Some scanners (older models) refused to scan money. I myself met this about 10 years ago. Somehow it was programmatically prohibited. Now there is no problem! Print as much as you want! ;) And get used to it.
    3. cth; fyn
      cth; fyn 11 December 2012 13: 12
      +4
      The trigger and crank were printed

      Well, what's so terrible?
    4. webdog
      webdog 11 December 2012 13: 23
      +7
      and what's so bad?
      printed the trigger and the handle ... the most important details printed ... pipets)))))
      the barrel is plastic, well, you can’t print it at all, and the reciprocating mechanism is from the same category as the barrel ...
      ceramics - back and forth (ceramic Glock), but plastic is just for triggers and handles)))))))))))))))))
      this is the same as making a plasticine tank)
      and then scare each other - ah-ah it's the same any schoolchild from plasticine dazzles a tank and goes to kill around the city!
      you studied physics at school or passed (by)?)))))))))))
      I think so.
    5. Homo
      Homo 11 December 2012 14: 34
      +1
      It's okay as long as the price of the printer is comparable to the price of the machine.
    6. VictorRO
      VictorRO 11 December 2012 15: 43
      0
      This good news is for killers only. bully
  2. vladsolo56
    vladsolo56 11 December 2012 12: 07
    +5
    maximum six, minimum it may fall apart from the first shot and even damage the shooter
    1. domokl
      domokl 11 December 2012 12: 12
      +5
      For a killer killer, this is not particularly important ...
      1. Bosk
        Bosk 11 December 2012 13: 14
        +6
        And on the subject of 3D bombs nothing to hear? ......)))
        1. Armata
          Armata 11 December 2012 14: 33
          +2
          Quote: Bosk
          And on the subject of 3D bombs nothing to hear? ......)))
          Why do you need to know this? What Lithuania and Latvia will buy these printers with all the money and start planing bombs out of plastic?
          1. Bosk
            Bosk 11 December 2012 21: 19
            0
            Everything can be expected from them .... up to nuclear weapons (((
  3. omsbon
    omsbon 11 December 2012 12: 09
    +1
    You can really expect an increase in the number of assholes.
    1. alexng
      alexng 11 December 2012 12: 33
      +2
      Or maybe this 3D printer and brains print for these killers? In the meantime, they make extensive use of this miracle of technology for breeding Internet hamsters on various resources.
  4. bddrus
    bddrus 11 December 2012 12: 16
    +4
    The trigger and crank were printed - Something I did not understand why it broke then? if only two items were printed
    1. haron
      haron 11 December 2012 12: 58
      +1
      Quote: bddrus
      The trigger and crank were printed

      Really. Choto the author did not finish. Perhaps the bolt group was still printed. So more likely.
  5. selbrat
    selbrat 11 December 2012 12: 18
    +4
    If only the tanks for our army in order to save money did not begin to do on the printer ... laughingAnd then it came to the inflatable.
    1. cth; fyn
      cth; fyn 11 December 2012 13: 16
      +1
      This is for camouflage purposes, in China, in general: you put a small tank in the water and after 2 hours you have a ready MBT.
      1. webdog
        webdog 11 December 2012 14: 37
        +1
        cth; fyn, it seems to me that you're joking)))
        put a small tank, he scored 8 tons of water ... and then drag it somewhere or let it stand on the water?))))))))
        apparently then the Chinese soldiers (about 30 people per ton) 210 people carry this water model to the place of deployment ... and what, they have a lot of people)))
        apparently you all the same joked)))
        I think so.
  6. kotdavin4i
    kotdavin4i 11 December 2012 12: 22
    +4
    To begin with, the printer itself costs a bunch of kilobaxes, then consumables. in addition, parts bearing minimal load were printed, the barrel was standard metal, now it’s easier to buy weapons on the black market than to print, for the money that you spend on its manufacture, you can buy a decommissioned armored personnel carrier and equip it! (I’m exaggerating this of course) for the time being this technology is not paying off.

    Fuck, I'm already in America.,. belay
    1. strannik595
      strannik595 11 December 2012 12: 28
      +1
      moreover, for free laughing the site loves to please its parishioners
    2. click80
      click80 11 December 2012 12: 41
      0
      Quote: kotdavin4i
      the printer itself costs a bunch of kilobax

      if it’s industrial, but for a home you can buy from $ 549.
  7. click80
    click80 11 December 2012 12: 32
    +3
    In vain it is published on the Internet. now there will be more morons. It may turn out to be about the same as what happened with the laser pointers: one tried, trumpeted the whole world and immediately there were those who wanted to check it. IT IS NOT POSSIBLE TO PUBLISH IT IN THE MEDIA AND THE INTERNET, especially since a 3-D printer can be bought for about $ 600, and given that this trend is developing quite fast, in a couple of years 3-D printers will cost as much as color inkjet now. Of course, you can’t print a rifle on such a printer, but I think that the pistol will work out.
    1. aksakal
      aksakal 11 December 2012 13: 01
      +3
      Quote: click80
      In vain it is published on the Internet. now there will be more morons. It may turn out to be about the same as what happened with the laser pointers: one tried, trumpeted the whole world and immediately there were those who wanted to check it. IT IS NOT POSSIBLE TO PUBLISH IT IN THE MEDIA AND THE INTERNET, especially since a 3-D printer can be bought for about $ 600, and given that this trend is developing quite fast, in a couple of years 3-D printers will cost as much as color inkjet now. Of course, you can’t print a rifle on such a printer, but I think that the pistol will work out.

      - Click, I printed almost the same thing in terms of the development of 3 D printers. As for the restriction of excessive freedom of speech, I used to print - excessive freedom of speech leads to the fact that in the pursuit of sensations, the media will print negative material, and this leads to a decrease in the general level of trust. Having read about pedophiles, my wife now exclusively carries children in cars right to school and meets them from school, it annoys me on this topic, a lot of excess gasoline into the pipe, ineptly lost time and other. We do not believe the authorities, there is no trust - there is no constructive. due to mutual distrust, we are building up the corps of lawyers and other law enforcement agencies, and these are non-producing structures, this is the direct cost of the state, direct losses, if you like.
      If the media carefully searched for the print, the taxi driver returned the money forgotten by an absent-minded client, how the people returned the grandmothers that were mistakenly accrued due to a computer failure, how someone saved someone in a fire ... And so on. , if freedom of speech is needed, it’s certainly not in this form. I agree with you.
  8. Dimani
    Dimani 11 December 2012 12: 46
    +1
    C'mon, what are you ..... the printer itself costs so much that it’s much more profitable to buy a small arsenal with home delivery .... and as a bonus, they will also sell cartridges at a discount, and the asshole killer, having found out the price, will drop a few time smile
  9. Art111
    Art111 11 December 2012 12: 49
    0
    You won’t print it with a home printer, but a number of terrorist organizations will be able to buy entire workshops. This is a disaster.
    1. click80
      click80 11 December 2012 12: 53
      0
      I agree that the home printer rifle will not be enough, but printing a gun that will not be visible within the framework of metal detectors, in parts, will not be a problem
      it can be easily increased by the way - just change the iron rods and increase the size of the printing platform
  10. boris.radevitch
    boris.radevitch 11 December 2012 12: 58
    -2
    It’s necessary to deal with the case of a non-silly youngster! fool
  11. Neo.48
    Neo.48 11 December 2012 13: 09
    +2
    People, let it be a shame on you that you were led to an article by representatives of the second most ancient profession. Watch the video! By and large, only the butt was made, which scattered as a result. We made a noise, killers on every corner seem ...
  12. jagdpanzer
    jagdpanzer 11 December 2012 13: 11
    +1
    here you are being led into ducks ... the barrel and a bunch of parts in any case are metal and no plastic! Yes, the idea may be promising, but to the ultimate goal, like the DPRK to outer space, it’s easier to collect technicians in our country in bulk and without any printer at home .. and the terrorists and gangsters yelled ...
  13. Igor
    Igor 11 December 2012 13: 17
    +1
    It is necessary to buy such printers AvtoVAZ laughing
  14. jagdpanzer
    jagdpanzer 11 December 2012 13: 18
    0
    decided to fix the name: weapons are not stingy but stupid killer
  15. demon ada
    demon ada 11 December 2012 13: 19
    +1
    don't wake the storm in a glass
    to full 3D printers oh how far
    and if a person has enough brains to print a firearm, I think he has enough brains to use it for its intended purpose (i.e. correctly)
    springs, barrel, and so on and so forth, it's not easy to fold
  16. Mopnex
    Mopnex 11 December 2012 13: 54
    0
    Quote: demon ada
    The trigger and crank were printed


    Is there too much noise ...

    Quote: demon ada
    3D printed rifle


    Since when the trigger and the handle = rifle ... The author does not see the difference.
  17. Vanek
    Vanek 11 December 2012 13: 58
    0
    For songs sung to the soundtrack, you have to pay with money printed on the printer.
  18. Isk1984
    Isk1984 11 December 2012 13: 59
    0
    Well, look what phones were 10 years ago and what today, progress is quick, right now everything seems to be a joke, but in 8-10 years it’s not going to be a joke, so it’s better to increase the communication culture ...
  19. Sinbad
    Sinbad 11 December 2012 14: 27
    +1
    Horror story for the ignorant. That's when you can make a plastic barrel and bolt, then yes! And the bracket and trigger, they can be obtained by injection molding on an injection molding machine and of proper quality. It is no secret that a prototype can be obtained on a 3D printer, rather than a part with specified mechanical characteristics; moreover, the list of polymers for a 3D printer is very limited. Much more, in this case, I was excited about the flashing message about the creation of a 3D printer for metals by Russian craftsmen.
  20. david210512
    david210512 11 December 2012 14: 35
    0
    aksakal,totally agree with you!!!!! good
    1. aksakal
      aksakal 11 December 2012 16: 08
      0
      Quote: david210512
      aksakal, totally agree with you !!!!!

      - thank -))))
  21. Bort radist
    Bort radist 11 December 2012 17: 25
    +1
    F-22 probably printed the same thing on the printer, after the first landing the tail fell off. wink
  22. bart74
    bart74 12 December 2012 00: 06
    0
    I read this article in a more extensive format and in a more solid edition. This is serious enough. Moreover, the author of this rifle did it on a dare and posted drawings and manufacturing instructions for everyone! As for the bullets, the bolt mechanism and other things, all this is already made of hard plastic. It's just that this technology is not yet available to such self-taught masters. In general, there is nothing new in this news. There is a statement of the fact that soon with a "SPECIAL DESIRE" it will be possible to print a "gun" for oneself. But that's okay too. Remember the film BROTHER-2 as Bagrov made himself "for a one-time shot" from improvised means and what came of it. In general, progress does not stand still, everything becomes easier. But as philosophers say: Whoever is destined to burn will not drown.