World’s First 3D Printed Metal Gun

07 Nov
3D Printed Metal Gun by Solid Concepts

3D Printed Metal Gun by Solid Concepts

Let me start out by saying one, very important thing: This is not about desktop 3D Printers.

Solid Concepts is a world leader of 3D Printing services, and our ability to 3D Print the world’s first metal gun solidifies our standing. The gun is a classic 1911, a model that is at once timeless and public domain. It functions beautifully: Our resident gun expert has fired 50 successful rounds and hit a few bull’s eyes at over 30 yards. The gun is composed of 30+ 3D Printed components with 17-4 Stainless Steel and Inconel 625 materials. We completed it with a Selective Laser Sintered (SLS) 3D Printed hand grip, because we’re kind of crazy about 3D Printing.

World’s First 3D Printed Metal Gun


“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.”

3D Printed Metal Gun Components Disassembled Low Res

Another common misconception about 3D Printing is that it’s limited to desktop printers that can only extrude plastic filament. If I had the time, I would do a complete yearlong series debunking all the myths and misconceptions surrounding 3D Printing. Instead, our engineers went ahead and built something that proves this technology beyond any doubt. So long sad disfigured Yoda heads, no more pretending like that’s going to cut it for this industry.

Laser sintering is one of the most accurate manufacturing processes available, and more than accurate enough to build the 3D Metal Printed interchangeable and interfacing parts within our 1911 series gun. The gun proves laser sintering can meet tight tolerances. 3D Metal Printing has less porosity issues than an investment cast part and better complexities than a machined part. The barrel sees chamber pressure above 20,000 psi every time the gun is fired.  “We’re proving this is possible, the technology is at a place now where we can manufacture a gun with 3D Printing,” says Firestone. “As far as we know, we’re the only 3D Printing Service Provider with a Federal Firearms License (FFL). Now, if a qualifying customer needs a unique gun part in five days, we can deliver.”

I mentioned earlier this isn’t about desktop printers, and it’s not. The 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. We have the right materials, and the right engineers who know how to best program and maintain these machines, to make 3D Printing accurate, powerful and here to stay.

Update
We’ve been getting a lot of questions (which is lovely) so I wanted to address a few of them here.
The gun is 45ACP. It’s rifled and the rifling was built directly into the part – or as we like to say, “grown” into the part – using 3D Printing. This gun has NOT BEEN MACHINED. We used hand tools for some post processing (our finishers are wonderful), but we did not machine this gun. It’s born this way.

Update: 3D Printed Metal Gun Hits 1000 Rounds

We are thrilled to report that our 1911 3D Printed metal gun has successfully fired 1000 rounds. For footage of the gun hitting over 500 rounds, check out our YouTube Channel. Thanks again for the interest, enthusiasm and support. We’re excited to be on the cutting edge of this technology, and happy to share our success with you!

How Metal Sintering Works

3D Printed Metal Gun Test Fire

3D Printed Metal Gun Test Fire

3D Printed Metal Gun Test Fire

For more information, check out our press release here: http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/11/prweb11311332.htm

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238 Responses to “World’s First 3D Printed Metal Gun”

  1. Deprecated: Function ereg_replace() is deprecated in /var/public_html/blog.solidconcepts.com/wp-content/themes/resort/includes/theme-comments.php on line 66 Marcus November 7, 2013 at 4:50 pm #

    I admire the engineering that went into making the gun work – good job on that.

    Out of curiosity, what is the cost on something like this?

    • Deprecated: Function ereg_replace() is deprecated in /var/public_html/blog.solidconcepts.com/wp-content/themes/resort/includes/theme-comments.php on line 66 Alyssa November 7, 2013 at 5:24 pm #

      Thanks Marcus! We don’t have a price for it, since so much factors into that, but we’re so glad you admire our engineers’ work! They did a good job :)

      • Deprecated: Function ereg_replace() is deprecated in /var/public_html/blog.solidconcepts.com/wp-content/themes/resort/includes/theme-comments.php on line 66 perlhaqr November 7, 2013 at 6:44 pm #

        Not being snarky, I really don’t know: Are you guys a production shop, or a research facility?

        My question is more to get to the point of, “Sure, if you count the costs of doing all the 3D design work to make the models and the program and whatnot, it’s hard to come up with a price. But having done that, presumably there’s a pretty clear path to determining the price to hit the ‘Print’ button again…”

        • Deprecated: Function ereg_replace() is deprecated in /var/public_html/blog.solidconcepts.com/wp-content/themes/resort/includes/theme-comments.php on line 66 Alyssa November 7, 2013 at 8:20 pm #

          Yes we do research and development to improve or enhance our service offerings, but we are primarily a production facility – since 1991 in fact!

          • Deprecated: Function ereg_replace() is deprecated in /var/public_html/blog.solidconcepts.com/wp-content/themes/resort/includes/theme-comments.php on line 66 no November 8, 2013 at 9:26 pm #

            probably around 15-40k

      • angrymike November 9, 2013 at 12:39 pm #

        This is just awesome, I want one, when you figure out the price, PLEASE come to my blog and let me know, I want in on the top floor. This is amazing!!!!!
        angrymikeshood@blogspot.com

        I have already posted it from freedom’s outpost, but will repost this article, I’m pumped…….;-)

      • Deprecated: Function ereg_replace() is deprecated in /var/public_html/blog.solidconcepts.com/wp-content/themes/resort/includes/theme-comments.php on line 66 Robert Houston November 9, 2013 at 3:37 pm #

        What a great opportunity to mass produce replica firearms most of us can’t afford. I’m imagining a Luger, a Broom handle Mauser, antique dueling pistols, and more. I hope someone in the gun business teams up with you to do something like this.

  2. Elliot November 7, 2013 at 7:08 pm #

    Thank you for your groundbreaking work in the field of metal 3D printing or as you like to call it DMLS.
    I have been telling people for years that 3D printing will eventually revolutionise not just manufacturing but possibly more importantly prototype manufacturing, as with all technologies the price of the equipment will eventually come down, and the quality of the end product will continue to get better, I just had no idea how far the 3D printing with metal had come in just a few short years, the ability to manufacture such a complex and pressure sensitive tool as a handgun is just technically staggering. Well done :)

    • Deprecated: Function ereg_replace() is deprecated in /var/public_html/blog.solidconcepts.com/wp-content/themes/resort/includes/theme-comments.php on line 66 Richard Sheetz November 8, 2013 at 7:34 pm #

      Will you let the general public have this DMLS file so they may print their own 1911A1 45mm pistol?

      • Deprecated: Function ereg_replace() is deprecated in /var/public_html/blog.solidconcepts.com/wp-content/themes/resort/includes/theme-comments.php on line 66 ryan November 8, 2013 at 8:16 pm #

        you didn’t read the article closely, huh? What member of the public has one of these DMLS 3D printers in their garage?

      • Deprecated: Function ereg_replace() is deprecated in /var/public_html/blog.solidconcepts.com/wp-content/themes/resort/includes/theme-comments.php on line 66 Dave February 13, 2014 at 9:45 pm #

        Richard,
        45mm? Don’t you mean .45 cal? Good luck with holding onto it after firing a 45mm :)

    • Jon Davis November 8, 2013 at 11:49 pm #

      Companies such as Microsoft’s R&D division have been using 3D manufacturing printer machines for prototyping for years. I still recall a Channel9 video from several years ago that demonstrated a number of little gears and gadgets by printers used by the hardware R&D team at Microsoft.

  3. Deprecated: Function ereg_replace() is deprecated in /var/public_html/blog.solidconcepts.com/wp-content/themes/resort/includes/theme-comments.php on line 66 Jim November 7, 2013 at 8:41 pm #

    Congratulations on a job well done.
    Do you think Lady GaGa will like your comment, “It’s born this way.”?

  4. Deprecated: Function ereg_replace() is deprecated in /var/public_html/blog.solidconcepts.com/wp-content/themes/resort/includes/theme-comments.php on line 66 Dr. Kenneth Noisewater November 7, 2013 at 8:59 pm #

    What’s the BoM on that, and/or what would it cost to have one printed?

    Also, is the model for it available for tinkering/tweaking? Having a version with threaded barrel or integral compensator could be neat..

  5. Deprecated: Function ereg_replace() is deprecated in /var/public_html/blog.solidconcepts.com/wp-content/themes/resort/includes/theme-comments.php on line 66 Frank November 7, 2013 at 9:23 pm #

    “Rifled” and “rifling” ;)

    Thanks for being the first! The future of manufacturing is here now :) Do you have any manufacturing job openings?

    • Deprecated: Function ereg_replace() is deprecated in /var/public_html/blog.solidconcepts.com/wp-content/themes/resort/includes/theme-comments.php on line 66 Alyssa November 7, 2013 at 9:49 pm #

      Thanks Frank for catching that! I shouldn’t make such quick edits – lesson learned. :) Glad you’re excited, check our website for job openings :)

  6. Deprecated: Function ereg_replace() is deprecated in /var/public_html/blog.solidconcepts.com/wp-content/themes/resort/includes/theme-comments.php on line 66 Joe Sherrill November 7, 2013 at 11:47 pm #

    In 1973 I wrote CAD/CAM software to design and cut steel plate in 2D for a shipbuilding company. I always called what I did “bleeding edge technology”. I never cease to be amazed where we have come in the 40 years since then. I still have the first piece of steel that was cut out by my program.

    • Deprecated: Function ereg_replace() is deprecated in /var/public_html/blog.solidconcepts.com/wp-content/themes/resort/includes/theme-comments.php on line 66 Alyssa November 8, 2013 at 12:06 am #

      Thanks for the comment Joe, fantastic insight into the industry :)

  7. Deprecated: Function ereg_replace() is deprecated in /var/public_html/blog.solidconcepts.com/wp-content/themes/resort/includes/theme-comments.php on line 66 jh November 8, 2013 at 12:23 am #

    So how long does it take to print and finish the gun? The duration would be a good indicator how this one- at-a-time manufacturing process stacks up against the conventional process.

  8. Deprecated: Function ereg_replace() is deprecated in /var/public_html/blog.solidconcepts.com/wp-content/themes/resort/includes/theme-comments.php on line 66 WhizzMan November 8, 2013 at 12:42 am #

    I’m far from a gun expert, but to me it looks like the gun is jamming a lot in the movie, or is it just not loaded with a full clip? Could you please explain and possibly show a full clip being emptied to show it will be able to do it?

    • Deprecated: Function ereg_replace() is deprecated in /var/public_html/blog.solidconcepts.com/wp-content/themes/resort/includes/theme-comments.php on line 66 D. Hide November 8, 2013 at 5:36 pm #

      Finally! Firearms owners and users are certainly not the pioneers of this technology nor its general use, but we are tinkerers at minimum and inventors at best. We know what we like and we tell people about it. I’d imagine that, as the technology gets more accessible to lower-end users, even moderately-sized gunsmith workshops might contain a 3D SLS printer to make parts they don’t have on hand, just like some contain CNC machines today (and those used to be a lot bigger and a lot more expensive than they are today).

      The industry can finally move forward. It’s a big leap in manufacturing and one that can have dramatic, unprecedented results on, well, just about everything. Maybe the Star Trek replicator isn’t just a dream after all!

    • Deprecated: Function ereg_replace() is deprecated in /var/public_html/blog.solidconcepts.com/wp-content/themes/resort/includes/theme-comments.php on line 66 Joe November 9, 2013 at 6:45 am #

      Whizzman:

      The slide on a pistol is designed to lock back in the rear-most position after the last round is fired. They are not loading a full magazine. The mounted test shots are with one round loaded, the guy that fires three shots states he has three rounds of 45 ACP loaded, and the point-of-view shots are also with only one round loaded.

  9. Deprecated: Function ereg_replace() is deprecated in /var/public_html/blog.solidconcepts.com/wp-content/themes/resort/includes/theme-comments.php on line 66 Kelsey November 8, 2013 at 1:03 am #

    Thank you for all of the comments and excitement! We are working to compile answers to many of your questions and plan on posting to our blog in the near future. The whole concept of the gun revolved around proving the reliability, usability, durability and accuracy of metal sintering technology. Currently we are not selling the 3D printed metal 1911 gun and are weighing our options. We have fired over 50 rounds and are going to continue additional testing due to overwhelming request, and plan on firing 500 more rounds tomorrow. Some have commented on the return of the battery. We have since corrected this concern by improving the mating surface where the back of the shell rides up the breach face upon lockup.

    There are barriers to entry that will keep the general public away from this metal sintering technology for years including metal sintering machines that cost upwards of half a million dollars as well as the need for expert engineers who can operate that equipment. Furthermore, Solid Concepts holds a Type 7 Federal Firearms License (FFL), meaning that the 3D Printed 1911 gun is legal. Stay tuned for more information.

    • Deprecated: Function ereg_replace() is deprecated in /var/public_html/blog.solidconcepts.com/wp-content/themes/resort/includes/theme-comments.php on line 66 kunkmiester November 8, 2013 at 7:50 am #

      The patents for SLS technologies start expiring next year. The next decade will probably look much like the last with FDM machines, which can now be had for $300, for what it’s worth. The real fun will be when the stable is filled out–multiple materials, electronics and microchips, and better control over metallurgy–not sure what kind of strength you can get in 4140 steel, but I’m an oilfield machinist who would love to be running a printer instead of a lathe. Things that go down holes take beatings only a gun barrel could match.

      • Deprecated: Function ereg_replace() is deprecated in /var/public_html/blog.solidconcepts.com/wp-content/themes/resort/includes/theme-comments.php on line 66 Oskar November 9, 2013 at 4:36 am #

        “That’s what she said”…

  10. Deprecated: Function ereg_replace() is deprecated in /var/public_html/blog.solidconcepts.com/wp-content/themes/resort/includes/theme-comments.php on line 66 jdgless November 8, 2013 at 5:36 am #

    The unanswered question remains, how many rounds, and at what rapidity can the gun be fired before it no longer functions as a consumer/purchaser would expect of it? Which is to say as well as a currently traditionally manufactured firearm.
    Doug

  11. Deprecated: Function ereg_replace() is deprecated in /var/public_html/blog.solidconcepts.com/wp-content/themes/resort/includes/theme-comments.php on line 66 Allen November 8, 2013 at 12:02 am #

    Hmm…this is great 4 the metal sintering business..as it has been in business for decades…& you folks “WILL” need a firearm manufacturing license…if you make more than a few test models! the ATF is very strict about this….So, if I see a government agent going around looking for weapons,rather than show him my photon canon. I’ll just send them your way….but only after they finish installing monitoring devices on my 12 sintering machines…..thank you so much…”an impressive read”…..

    • Deprecated: Function ereg_replace() is deprecated in /var/public_html/blog.solidconcepts.com/wp-content/themes/resort/includes/theme-comments.php on line 66 Alyssa November 8, 2013 at 12:06 am #

      We have a Manufacturers FFL as mentioned in the piece and will not be manufacturing anything that isn’t qualified under our FFL.

  12. Deprecated: Function ereg_replace() is deprecated in /var/public_html/blog.solidconcepts.com/wp-content/themes/resort/includes/theme-comments.php on line 66 Simon November 8, 2013 at 9:27 am #

    Th guy in the video says the point was to prove that EMLS(?)-parts are strong and accurate enough for ‘real world applications’. So why not print an artificial knee, heartvalve, piano, forklift? Why a gun???

    • Deprecated: Function ereg_replace() is deprecated in /var/public_html/blog.solidconcepts.com/wp-content/themes/resort/includes/theme-comments.php on line 66 D. Hide November 8, 2013 at 5:41 pm #

      A gun is a real world application, in case you were not aware. Also, a piano and a forklift are very large and unnecessary to prove the strength of the material, it would take them much longer to do so.

      Furthermore a heartvalve does not require any real strength, and while an artificial knee is complex, it is also not subject to the same high-impact pressures.

      In my opinion, a gun (firearm in particular) is the perfect test bed. You have many parts that need to be precisely matched with eachother, they need to be strong enough to handle repeated stress, and they need to be able to resist nigh-explosions repeatedly as well. All of this is explained in the article. Read it over again if you need more info.

    • Deprecated: Function ereg_replace() is deprecated in /var/public_html/blog.solidconcepts.com/wp-content/themes/resort/includes/theme-comments.php on line 66 Evan Maughan November 8, 2013 at 6:05 pm #

      Simon, a gun is a fantastic way to demonstrate strength and precision. A good gun needs both. If the metal parts are strong but crud, the gun jams and may not even fire due to pin problems. If the parts are precise but weak, the gun blows up. A gun, with multiple parts and high levels of stress is a great way to show they level they have reached with this tech.

      P.S. Why not a gun? You sound like it was “bad” to make a gun. They did everything legal, very professional in attitude. Personally, I am VERY happy to see this tech develop.

  13. Deprecated: Function ereg_replace() is deprecated in /var/public_html/blog.solidconcepts.com/wp-content/themes/resort/includes/theme-comments.php on line 66 chapaev November 8, 2013 at 1:50 am #

    Hi, I’m wondering if you are planning to do any X-ray analysis of the parts?

  14. Deprecated: Function ereg_replace() is deprecated in /var/public_html/blog.solidconcepts.com/wp-content/themes/resort/includes/theme-comments.php on line 66 Mark November 8, 2013 at 2:11 pm #

    Did you actually put the weapon through an industry standard proof test, or are you just firing ordinary rounds and hoping it will not blow up?

  15. Deprecated: Function ereg_replace() is deprecated in /var/public_html/blog.solidconcepts.com/wp-content/themes/resort/includes/theme-comments.php on line 66 Cherie Radley November 8, 2013 at 4:36 pm #

    My only question is, is the lands and grooves the same in all the guns produced?

  16. Deprecated: Function ereg_replace() is deprecated in /var/public_html/blog.solidconcepts.com/wp-content/themes/resort/includes/theme-comments.php on line 66 hogarth November 8, 2013 at 4:38 pm #

    Intentionally or not, you have joined the ranks of the vermin of humanity by producing this item.

    • Deprecated: Function ereg_replace() is deprecated in /var/public_html/blog.solidconcepts.com/wp-content/themes/resort/includes/theme-comments.php on line 66 Jenn November 8, 2013 at 5:16 pm #

      That’s a pretty bigoted thing to say. For shame :(

      My grandfather used a 1911 pistol to dispatch Nazis and helped liberate a concentration camp. Nazis were able to do the things they did because they banned civilian firearms.

      Now, who’s the vermin again?

      • Deprecated: Function ereg_replace() is deprecated in /var/public_html/blog.solidconcepts.com/wp-content/themes/resort/includes/theme-comments.php on line 66 Ben November 8, 2013 at 6:38 pm #

        I’m happy for your grandfather, it’s great he was engaged in that. But, do you honestly believe your second point? Here in Germany it’s consensus that having had an armed civilian population wouldn’t have changed anything. We’ve had that in ‘Weimarer Republik’ which only lead to sort of a civil war, hard to get control over. And lead to Hitler eventually cause the hatress was erupted and the country divided.
        Well, maybe it needs some common sense to realise that, reading American news with their weekly reports on little kids shooting their parents and/or brothers and sisters, coppers with their ‘shoot first ask later’ attitude and regular accidental killings in neighbourhoods does not give the impression it’s a clever idea to arm a more and more degenerating) civil population.
        Just my2cents and no offence! Successful business.

        • Deprecated: Function ereg_replace() is deprecated in /var/public_html/blog.solidconcepts.com/wp-content/themes/resort/includes/theme-comments.php on line 66 James English November 8, 2013 at 7:36 pm #

          >Here in Germany it’s consensus that having
          >had an armed civilian population wouldn’t
          >have changed anything.

          You’ll never know. Consensus among Germans has not been a very trustworthy thing in the past.

    • Dave November 8, 2013 at 5:32 pm #

      Perpetrators of genocide always start by calling their enemies “vermin” and “parasites”. That is part of the dehumanizing process that makes genocide possible.

      The only person using those terms here is you. Perhaps you should rethink. You have every right to oppose the manufacture of weapons. But try to keep it civil, for all our sakes.

      • Deprecated: Function ereg_replace() is deprecated in /var/public_html/blog.solidconcepts.com/wp-content/themes/resort/includes/theme-comments.php on line 66 James English November 8, 2013 at 7:37 pm #

        >Perpetrators of genocide always start by
        >calling their enemies “vermin” and “parasites”.

        Exactly. It’s very ironic that the person using those words on here is German.

    • Deprecated: Function ereg_replace() is deprecated in /var/public_html/blog.solidconcepts.com/wp-content/themes/resort/includes/theme-comments.php on line 66 emaughan November 8, 2013 at 6:09 pm #

      Intentionally or not, you hogarth sound like one of the many useful idiots of the left that believes guns are always evil and government is always good and trustworthy. You may prefer a world where the government has all the weapons and the state totally dominates the citizens. I would prefer the world our founders set up where the government is always beholden to the citizens.

      As for Solid Concepts, well done gentlemen and please ignore the comments from the Luddites in the peanut gallery.

    • Deprecated: Function ereg_replace() is deprecated in /var/public_html/blog.solidconcepts.com/wp-content/themes/resort/includes/theme-comments.php on line 66 George November 8, 2013 at 6:11 pm #

      Vermin???!!! “VERMIN” used their weapons to repel the British and establish the United States of America. Gun toting “VERMIN” is what kept Japan from invading the US. Admiral Yamamoto was quoted as saying that America could never be defeated by an invading army as there would be a marksman behind every blade of grass shooting down an advancing army.

      Also let’s not forget, “that when minutes count, the police are just minutes away”

      Kudos for this groundbreaking technology. Too bad you only see with political blinders.

    • angrymike November 9, 2013 at 12:54 pm #

      Speaking of vermin, please go back to the daily Cos and tell all your vermin buddies how you made yourself so proud by killing the excitement of real gun lovers. If it wasn’t for this kind of technology we wouldn’t live in the world we live in today, so, don’t go away mad, just leave!!!!!!!!

    • Deprecated: Function ereg_replace() is deprecated in /var/public_html/blog.solidconcepts.com/wp-content/themes/resort/includes/theme-comments.php on line 66 Dirts32 November 11, 2013 at 11:04 pm #

      George, if you read the info all the way through, the pistol was selected as an ideal testbed for this technology. Your anger is compounded by your stupidty, and it is abusers like you that find fault with everything and everybody. One of the eight characteristics known only to the domistic abuser syndrome is that the abuser (you) will create a problem that isn’t there (the creation of a psycopathic pistol bent on killing anything that’s warm and has a pulse) and then put the blame on the victim (Solid Concepts). There is alot more that could be said about hatemongers like you, but I don’t want to drop to your level of disgust, nor do I want to waste my time. Besides, I don’t wan’t to go into a battle of wits with an unarmed person. Have a nice day.
      Love To All, Dirts32

    • Deprecated: Function ereg_replace() is deprecated in /var/public_html/blog.solidconcepts.com/wp-content/themes/resort/includes/theme-comments.php on line 66 Sebastian November 13, 2013 at 6:07 am #

      Hogarth, the difference between a gun and your brain, is that a gun owner knows how to use his gun.

  17. Deprecated: Function ereg_replace() is deprecated in /var/public_html/blog.solidconcepts.com/wp-content/themes/resort/includes/theme-comments.php on line 66 Jose November 8, 2013 at 4:40 pm #

    Did you age harden the Iconel pieces?

  18. Deprecated: Function ereg_replace() is deprecated in /var/public_html/blog.solidconcepts.com/wp-content/themes/resort/includes/theme-comments.php on line 66 Stuart Russell November 8, 2013 at 5:18 pm #

    Great work! Anything that gets more guns into the hands of American citizens buoys not only the cause of freedom here at home, but around the world as well.

    • Deprecated: Function ereg_replace() is deprecated in /var/public_html/blog.solidconcepts.com/wp-content/themes/resort/includes/theme-comments.php on line 66 Evan Maughan November 8, 2013 at 6:11 pm #

      Makes me want to start saving my pennies and getting one those things. Half a million is still a tad pricy so I am hoping for a good black Friday sell.

  19. Deprecated: Function ereg_replace() is deprecated in /var/public_html/blog.solidconcepts.com/wp-content/themes/resort/includes/theme-comments.php on line 66 question November 8, 2013 at 5:38 pm #

    where are the files for download?

    • Deprecated: Function ereg_replace() is deprecated in /var/public_html/blog.solidconcepts.com/wp-content/themes/resort/includes/theme-comments.php on line 66 Jon Davis November 8, 2013 at 11:54 pm #

      They never said this wasn’t proprietary. Just because it was printed doesn’t mean it’s open source.

  20. Deprecated: Function ereg_replace() is deprecated in /var/public_html/blog.solidconcepts.com/wp-content/themes/resort/includes/theme-comments.php on line 66 josh November 8, 2013 at 5:39 pm #

    Can you give us some timeline or process details about when something like this would be able to be put into production? ie: when I can potentially buy one.

  21. Deprecated: Function ereg_replace() is deprecated in /var/public_html/blog.solidconcepts.com/wp-content/themes/resort/includes/theme-comments.php on line 66 Hal November 8, 2013 at 5:58 pm #

    Has the muzzle velocity been measured, if so what is it and what ammo was used? It would be nice to compare the MV with a typ .45. Also what kind of grouping was obtaind at the 30 yard range?

  22. Deprecated: Function ereg_replace() is deprecated in /var/public_html/blog.solidconcepts.com/wp-content/themes/resort/includes/theme-comments.php on line 66 Paul November 8, 2013 at 6:49 pm #

    Can you make a sintered stainless steel high vacuum chamber/system? The elimination for the need for o-ring or copper seals should allow you to get to very low vacuum (<10^-7 torr) providing the material itself is not porous.

    • Deprecated: Function ereg_replace() is deprecated in /var/public_html/blog.solidconcepts.com/wp-content/themes/resort/includes/theme-comments.php on line 66 Alyssa November 8, 2013 at 6:52 pm #

      Hi Paul, if you’re looking to manufacture with us please check out our website where you can get free instant quotes or connect with a Project Engineer who can better answer your questions! http://www.solidconcepts.com

  23. Deprecated: Function ereg_replace() is deprecated in /var/public_html/blog.solidconcepts.com/wp-content/themes/resort/includes/theme-comments.php on line 66 USMC Sniper November 8, 2013 at 7:11 pm #

    Very well done! I believe this will revolutionize the quality and safety of firearm maufacturing. I can only speculate on what’s in your future but I think it will be amazing. Thank you for helping advance technology!

  24. Deprecated: Function ereg_replace() is deprecated in /var/public_html/blog.solidconcepts.com/wp-content/themes/resort/includes/theme-comments.php on line 66 bob dobbs November 8, 2013 at 7:49 pm #

    I’m guessing that at least the recoil spring is not 3D printed. Since you don’t seem to mention in your article that this is the case, do you care to detail all the parts that didn’t come straight out of your 3D printer?

    • Deprecated: Function ereg_replace() is deprecated in /var/public_html/blog.solidconcepts.com/wp-content/themes/resort/includes/theme-comments.php on line 66 Alyssa November 8, 2013 at 8:01 pm #

      You can check out the image of the disassembled gun – all those parts were 3D Printed.

  25. Deprecated: Function ereg_replace() is deprecated in /var/public_html/blog.solidconcepts.com/wp-content/themes/resort/includes/theme-comments.php on line 66 Tim Ruffner November 8, 2013 at 8:29 pm #

    There had to of been parts machined or even post processed with a machine for instance, the holes.. I can guarantee half those holes were out of round and used a press or a milling machine to make them round. How about any EDM equipment? I’d love for you to show everyone from start to finish everything that went into this, that would be a cool blog. Videos for everything. The set up, the supports, removal of supports, the finishing and the assembly. Thoughts on that?

    • Deprecated: Function ereg_replace() is deprecated in /var/public_html/blog.solidconcepts.com/wp-content/themes/resort/includes/theme-comments.php on line 66 Alyssa November 8, 2013 at 8:34 pm #

      No Tim, we did not machine any parts or machine post process any parts. We hand sanded some parts, for look or to clear out build supports, and stress treated the metal before removing the supports but we did not heat treat the components. That’s why we are sharing this story, because 3D Printing Metal is at a place where it can meet these tolerances and withstand these pressures. We will be posting another blog article answering some of the more popular questions and we might have a slowed down version of the assembly coming up in the future. But again, there was no machining or milling.

  26. Deprecated: Function ereg_replace() is deprecated in /var/public_html/blog.solidconcepts.com/wp-content/themes/resort/includes/theme-comments.php on line 66 Larry Zakreski November 8, 2013 at 9:03 pm #

    I am a retired gunsmith with hundreds of Govt model pistol builds, including several dozen from the old Randall Stainless Steel frames and slides. These parts were made by Randall from MACHINED 17-4 PH Stainless steel, and were some of the very best Govt model pistols ever built, at least back in the 1980s.

    The Randall 17-4 Stainless was the PH [ Precipitation Hardened ] variety, with different heat treatments given to the slide and the frame. The frames were single hardened, and the slides were DOUBLE heat treated, to make them incredibly hard and tough. This differential heat treatment was a very important part of the reliability and long term durability of the Randall pistols. Without heat treatment, especially DIFFERENT heat treatments for the slide and the frame, the earlier Stainless steel versions of the Govt model pistol had a tendency to GALL during use. The close fit of the slide to the frame in a Govt model pistol can create surfaces that literally transfer metal in large bites [ GALLING ] unless proper lubrication or different hardnesses are used.

    IMHO,
    While your steel Govt model pistol is impressive as a show piece,
    as a working pistol, designed for long term life,
    this design will still need the slides to be hardened.

    Either heat treating the iildes, or coating them with some ultra hard add on surface will be required for long term use.

    PS: when I built a custom Govt model pistol for SERIOUS use, such as self defense, I tested the finished pistol with about 100 rds before considering it reliable enough to pass on to the customer.
    This 100 rd “break in” also serves to seat the parts [ mate them together ] better than any machine or hand fitting can ever do.

    PPS: Please do not take these remarks as criticism of your achievements in making the first STEEL printed pistol. Just informing you that there is more to “gunsmiting” a Govt model pistol than creating a pile of properly dimensioned parts. So basically, without heat treatment, you have managed to re-creat the earliest SS Govt model pistols available in the 1980s, by using printing rather than by machining. An impressive accomplishment … now finish the project properly and start selling them.

    Sincerely
    Larry Z
    aka Lazerus2000

    • Deprecated: Function ereg_replace() is deprecated in /var/public_html/blog.solidconcepts.com/wp-content/themes/resort/includes/theme-comments.php on line 66 Alyssa November 8, 2013 at 9:05 pm #

      Hi Larry, thanks for the comment! We actually just completed 600 rounds through the gun, and you can follow our progress here: https://twitter.com/SolidConcepts

      • Deprecated: Function ereg_replace() is deprecated in /var/public_html/blog.solidconcepts.com/wp-content/themes/resort/includes/theme-comments.php on line 66 Larry Zakreski November 8, 2013 at 9:25 pm #

        OK,
        did you run the tests with a DRY/unlubed gun?

        If not, what What did you use for lubricant ?

        Take a CLOSE look at the slide and frame rails.
        Any GALLING occurring?

        How would you approach the issue of differential hardening the frame and slide so that lack of lubrication would not be an issue?

        Realistically, the frame of a Govt model pistol can be made of much softer materials. Traditionally, the Colt Commander and various other Govt model frames were made from Aluminum …. mostly to reduce weight.

        Any thoughts to making your frames from softer alloys?
        Any thoughts to making the frames out of plastic, with metal rail inserts [ [ like Glock, BUL, or several other designs]?

        Any thoughts to heat treating the slide for increased durability and “slipperyness”?

        Have you looked into any of the high tech coatings that bobd to the sunstrat e and crreatre a surface that is ultra hard [ again Glock "tennifer", and many others]?

        If you want a viable product with a long term life expectancy, these are somne of the things you need to adress.

        Again,
        in the rrealk weorld,
        there is more to building a Givt model pistol tha n simnply creating a pile of properly dimensioned parts.

        PS: the fact that you have created a PRINTED barrel that is RIFLED,
        AND THAT WILL TAKE .45 ACP CHAMBER PRESSURES IS VERY IMPRESSIVE INDEED.

        BUT AS A PREVIOUS POSTER HAS ASKED, DO YOU PLAN TO TEST WITH A SAMMI STANDARD OVERPRESSURE TEST LOAD at the end of your testing??

        Without such pressure testing, your barrel is an interesting novcelty, but not yet ready for real; world markets.
        Keep up the good work,
        I am NOT criticising your efforts to date, merely pointing out some of the challenges that you have yet to adress to get a viable and durable product to market. This is what I sometimes do as a PAID consultant for other firearms companies. I am so enthusiastic about your woirk here that I am giving you my feed back for free.
        [;{)
        LAZ 1
        aka
        Lazerus2000
        check out some of my work on MACHINED ALLOY gun parts at M14.CA

        • Deprecated: Function ereg_replace() is deprecated in /var/public_html/blog.solidconcepts.com/wp-content/themes/resort/includes/theme-comments.php on line 66 Alyssa November 13, 2013 at 12:01 pm #

          Hi Larry, we’re not planning on proving this gun for combat. It’s a proof of concept for a functioning prototype gun.

  27. Deprecated: Function ereg_replace() is deprecated in /var/public_html/blog.solidconcepts.com/wp-content/themes/resort/includes/theme-comments.php on line 66 nico verduin November 8, 2013 at 1:59 pm #

    Ik love the video’s. Is such a service (not the gun but the 3D Metal Laser sintering) available here in Holland that you know?

  28. Deprecated: Function ereg_replace() is deprecated in /var/public_html/blog.solidconcepts.com/wp-content/themes/resort/includes/theme-comments.php on line 66 Metalica November 9, 2013 at 12:15 am #

    When and where can I buy one? Like to have one of the prototypes ..

  29. Deprecated: Function ereg_replace() is deprecated in /var/public_html/blog.solidconcepts.com/wp-content/themes/resort/includes/theme-comments.php on line 66 Dreamsinter November 9, 2013 at 2:45 am #

    Can’t help but think this is the ideal way to keep the Monosoupape, Gnome, Rolls Royce, etc, engines of early aircraft still ticking over. And also, to make specialized components for private spacecraft.

    Laser sintering comes as no surprise: is it possible to use it for “case-hardening” yet, with directed jets of the required alloys?

  30. Deprecated: Function ereg_replace() is deprecated in /var/public_html/blog.solidconcepts.com/wp-content/themes/resort/includes/theme-comments.php on line 66 Dreamsinter November 8, 2013 at 7:01 pm #

    Next thing – for an extra challenge, produce a damascened sword with laser sintering. It’ll be difficult but not impossible.

  31. Deprecated: Function ereg_replace() is deprecated in /var/public_html/blog.solidconcepts.com/wp-content/themes/resort/includes/theme-comments.php on line 66 Dave Keays November 8, 2013 at 8:57 pm #

    Fascinating achievement. Like Henry Ford, you could end-up with the credit for inventing something simply by making it available to the public. The philo implications are deep, but then so were the implications of new inventions and processes that had a potential to change our value system (assembly lines, trade unions, etc).

  32. Deprecated: Function ereg_replace() is deprecated in /var/public_html/blog.solidconcepts.com/wp-content/themes/resort/includes/theme-comments.php on line 66 Mark November 8, 2013 at 9:44 pm #

    Was the trigger not one of the parts made with this process? I don’t see it in the picture. If it wasn’t what was the reason for not using the process for the trigger itself?

  33. Deprecated: Function ereg_replace() is deprecated in /var/public_html/blog.solidconcepts.com/wp-content/themes/resort/includes/theme-comments.php on line 66 SurvivalD November 8, 2013 at 11:23 pm #

    This is amazing. Excellent work. I would love to hold one. When do you think if ever they will be up for sale?

  34. Deprecated: Function ereg_replace() is deprecated in /var/public_html/blog.solidconcepts.com/wp-content/themes/resort/includes/theme-comments.php on line 66 wlf November 8, 2013 at 11:37 pm #

    Too bad this comment board has turned into a blog that gets off point on this really incredible advance in manufacture technology. While guns are a great example of the reliability of the system what I wonder is; will it be the most inexpensive way to manufacture parts soon and how soon? All parts for all things. Well maybe not all but most.

    Great Job! Can I invest?

  35. Deprecated: Function ereg_replace() is deprecated in /var/public_html/blog.solidconcepts.com/wp-content/themes/resort/includes/theme-comments.php on line 66 Nik November 9, 2013 at 12:07 am #

    A technical or process based achievment such as this deserves recognition but where is the design optimisation?or reengineering of this outmode design?dmls allows a high degree of freedom in the
    topology.It would be impressive if the bullets were created in a similar way(futher develpoment perhaps?) .The machine looks like an ARCAM system bit I assume you used an eos m270 or an m280(I use the m280) sofar I havent seen any real data on the performance characteristics of the PH1 dmls part against the conventional part.Did you ream the barrel to size?the real test of this would be to build an automatic weapon .i think currently the limitation would be the build volume, 300mm doesnt make a rifle barrel.

  36. Deprecated: Function ereg_replace() is deprecated in /var/public_html/blog.solidconcepts.com/wp-content/themes/resort/includes/theme-comments.php on line 66 Roberta X November 9, 2013 at 2:16 am #

    Congratulations! –I look forward to the day when gunsmiths can print the hard-to-find parts needed to repair rare/out of production guns. (Possibly after a 3-D scan of the old part?).

    Manufacturers will undoubtedly be the first adopters and it will be very interesting to learn how parts produced by this process fare against MIM parts for durability and CNC-milled parts for cost.

  37. Deprecated: Function ereg_replace() is deprecated in /var/public_html/blog.solidconcepts.com/wp-content/themes/resort/includes/theme-comments.php on line 66 Bill November 9, 2013 at 6:34 am #

    You folks have my vote for the Best Engineering and Oscar Award for this year. Hooray.

  38. Deprecated: Function ereg_replace() is deprecated in /var/public_html/blog.solidconcepts.com/wp-content/themes/resort/includes/theme-comments.php on line 66 Roland H Johnson III November 9, 2013 at 6:49 am #

    As a sociologist specialized in the social implications of advanced technology, I think your choice of a model 1911 to showcase the achievements of your technological capability is as brilliant as the technology itself. The future of 3D printing is only as limited as the imagination of conceptual engineers and designers. I have watched you develop since ’91, and you are the “future-present”. Good show & Congratulations.
    revrollinjiii

  39. Deprecated: Function ereg_replace() is deprecated in /var/public_html/blog.solidconcepts.com/wp-content/themes/resort/includes/theme-comments.php on line 66 ali November 9, 2013 at 1:28 pm #

    good jobs
    i admire all of engineers of this company
    how can i gather more information about 3d printing with powder metal ?

  40. Deprecated: Function ereg_replace() is deprecated in /var/public_html/blog.solidconcepts.com/wp-content/themes/resort/includes/theme-comments.php on line 66 Det November 9, 2013 at 2:39 pm #

    Why focus on printing 3d-weapons that destroy peoples lives? I’d rather like you to focus on printing things that really can help to make this a better world

    • Deprecated: Function ereg_replace() is deprecated in /var/public_html/blog.solidconcepts.com/wp-content/themes/resort/includes/theme-comments.php on line 66 Kelsey November 11, 2013 at 9:41 am #

      Since we’re getting quite a bit of attention for the 3d printed metal 1911 you may have overlooked the many other stories that we’ve told not relating to weapons. In fact, if you look on our blog or on our website, you’ll find that we’ve also done work helping create prosthetic models for burn victims, green technology for motorcycles, tools for 3rd world countries, components for robots in space, custom implants, medical equipment to save people’s lives, and many many others. The beauty of 3d printing is that the technology has the ability to benefit every industry from firearms and aerospace, to art and architecture.

  41. Deprecated: Function ereg_replace() is deprecated in /var/public_html/blog.solidconcepts.com/wp-content/themes/resort/includes/theme-comments.php on line 66 Serguei November 10, 2013 at 8:33 am #

    What is the power of fiber laser emmiter you used when prodused the 3D printed metal gun ?

  42. Deprecated: Function ereg_replace() is deprecated in /var/public_html/blog.solidconcepts.com/wp-content/themes/resort/includes/theme-comments.php on line 66 revjen45 November 10, 2013 at 10:05 am #

    Having been a Manufacturing Engineering Planner for machined parts for airplanes back in the days of tracer mills and early CNC I find this utterly amazing.
    1) How difficult would it be to adapt this process to the manufacture of out of production spares for aircraft in terms of regulatory compliance?
    2) What degree of surface finish is achievable?
    3) Re: the comment about Damascus swords – It seems like different materials could create layers with different properties. Is this practical?
    This is the coolest thing I ever saw, and I can hardly wait to see how it evolves with time.

  43. Deprecated: Function ereg_replace() is deprecated in /var/public_html/blog.solidconcepts.com/wp-content/themes/resort/includes/theme-comments.php on line 66 wolf hunter November 10, 2013 at 11:05 am #

    Being this was done by a machine rather than by hand and is a basic .45ACP. Cost should be under what the Philippine made .45ACP entering the U.S. cost and I am talking WHOLESALE/dealer not retail. Wholesale/dealer on Philippine .45ACP are running BELOW .$400 a copy with one magazine (NOT CLIP). So if you guys want to make money and are proud to make a U.S. made product yours should run around $325 Your cost to manufacture for a basic full size 1911,$350 for the 4″ Commander size and $385 for the Officers model. IN STAINLESS.For blue knock $10.00 off of each one. This way everyone can own a STAINLESS U.S. made .45ACP for under $450.00 RETAIL.

    • Deprecated: Function ereg_replace() is deprecated in /var/public_html/blog.solidconcepts.com/wp-content/themes/resort/includes/theme-comments.php on line 66 Kelsey November 11, 2013 at 9:16 am #

      Thank you for your interest in our 3D printed metal gun! We appreciate your feedback, however, our goal in 3d printing this 1911 was not to create an inexpensive gun for retail. That was not our intent. What we are trying to do is demonstrate how robust and capable the metal sintering 3d printing technology is. Feel free to read our latest blog post for a few more detailed answers about this topic and others: http://blog.solidconcepts.com/evolution-custom-manufacturing/questions-answered-3d-printed-metal-gun/

  44. Deprecated: Function ereg_replace() is deprecated in /var/public_html/blog.solidconcepts.com/wp-content/themes/resort/includes/theme-comments.php on line 66 Joe Kane November 11, 2013 at 8:13 am #

    I want one! How do I go about purchasing one?

  45. Deprecated: Function ereg_replace() is deprecated in /var/public_html/blog.solidconcepts.com/wp-content/themes/resort/includes/theme-comments.php on line 66 Mike Newman November 16, 2013 at 11:19 am #

    Congrats on that achievement!

    1) “Our 1911 pistol was created via a metal laser sintering process and then stress relieved.. The gun was not post heat treated”
    How did you “stress relieve” if not by heat treatment?

    2) “the cost of the 1911 would be in the five-figures”
    ? How comes? If you really do not have to do any time-consuming post processing on the print-out and are using regular 17-4 steel, this x0.000 dollars doesn’t make sense?

    3) “17-4 stainless steel and Inconel 625 materials”
    So why not the same 17-4 for all parts?

    4) 1911 pistol
    In the original 1:1 blue prints -or did you have to change the CAD layout to enforce specific parts (e.g. the barrel?)

    TNX!

    • Deprecated: Function ereg_replace() is deprecated in /var/public_html/blog.solidconcepts.com/wp-content/themes/resort/includes/theme-comments.php on line 66 Alyssa November 18, 2013 at 11:15 am #

      Hi Mike, as engineers know there is a difference between stress relief and heat treatment. Stress relief, while incorporating heat, is not meant to harden the metal. Stress relief involves heating the metal to a specific temperature and then cooling the metal down very, very slowly so that any of the built up stress from the build process is softened thereby making the gun easier to remove from the build platform. Heat treatment involves heating the metal to a specific temperature for a specific time and then cooling the metal very, very rapidly to harden the metal and make it significantly stronger. There is also HIP treatment, which also strengthens the metal and which was also not used. That is why we say there was no heat treatment, because there was no process by which heat enhanced the properties of the metal. We had very experienced professional hand finishers working on the pieces after they came out of the machine, and manual labor is always more highly valued when it comes to guns that machine. This is also a unique one-of-a-kind gun – really more of an art piece in some senses. We are experimenting with many metals at the moment to prove what they are capable of. We are not releasing information about our CAD files.

  46. john November 8, 2013 at 4:23 am #

    Isn’t that just like a plastic 3d maker? Brings a plastic gun to a metal gun fight.
    http://3dprinteddb.com/first-metal-gun-made-by-solid-concepts-3d-printed/

  47. Deprecated: Function ereg_replace() is deprecated in /var/public_html/blog.solidconcepts.com/wp-content/themes/resort/includes/theme-comments.php on line 66 wlf November 8, 2013 at 11:38 pm #

    Did you read the article or watch the video?

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  40. The World's First 3D Printed Metal Gun (Video) - November 8, 2013

    […] have already seen a 3D printed gun made from plastic, and now Solid Concepts has created the world’s first 3D printed metal gun, the company is a 3D printing service in […]

  41. Why You Shouldn’t Care About The All-Metal 3D Printed Gun - November 8, 2013

    […] Concepts, one of the world’s largest rapid prototyping outfits, just printed a gun. Unlike previous 3D printed guns like the Liberator, this 3D printed version of an M1911 is made […]

  42. Why You Shouldn’t Care About The All-Metal 3D Printed Gun - RaspberryPiBoards - November 8, 2013

    […] Concepts, one of the world’s largest rapid prototyping outfits, just printed a gun. Unlike previous 3D printed guns like the Liberator, this 3D printed version of an M1911 is made […]

  43. rndm(mod) » Why You Shouldn’t Care About The All-Metal 3D Printed Gun - November 8, 2013

    […] Concepts, one of the world’s largest rapid prototyping outfits, just printed a gun. Unlike previous 3D printed guns like the Liberator, this 3D printed version of an M1911 is made […]

  44. Engineers Build The World’s First Real 3D-Printed Gun -TekDefender - November 8, 2013

    […] gun, created by Solid Concepts, is completely legal. The company has a Federal Firearms License and it’s trivial to find the […]

  45. Fabrican la primera pistola de metal usando una impresora 3D | Fotografía 101 - November 8, 2013

    […] pistola fue creada por Solid Concepts. Los fabricantes esperan poder imprimir piezas para todos aquellos que tengan licencia para portar […]

  46. ¿Por qué usted no debería importar la pistola Impreso 3D All-Metal - | Noticias de seguridad informática, ¿qué es la seguridad informática? - November 8, 2013

    […] sólidos, uno de los más grandes equipos de prototipado rápido en el mundo, acaba de imprimir una pistola . A diferencia de las armas anteriores 3D impresos como […]

  47. Solid Concepts 3D Prints a Gun From Metal | Rapid Ready Technology - November 8, 2013

    […] Source: Solid Concepts […]

  48. Eerste 3D-geprinte metalen pistool schiet als geen ander | TEED.nl - November 8, 2013

    […] echt uit. En dat is het ook. De heren van Solid Concepts hebben na een concept van plastic een exemplaar van metaal geprint en dit ding ziet er lang niet zo knullig uit als zijn […]

  49. paatak.com | Watch the video of world’s first 3D printed metal gun - November 8, 2013

    […] Solid Concepts has created the world’s first 3D printed metal gun, the company is a 3D printing service in Austin, Texas. 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. […]

  50. La primera pistola metálica impresa en 3D | mundoTEKNO - November 8, 2013

    […] Según dice Solid Concepts, quisieron crear esta pistola en parte para demostrar que el método SLS es viable para fabricar objetos complejos y de alta precisión, ya que hasta ahora sólo se usa en modelos y prototipos. La firma espera que el arma abra la puerta a las impresoras 3D a crear productos de consumo y profesionales que sean de buena calidad, y no solo “cabezas de Yoda desfiguradas”, como señala la empresa. […]

  51. Engineers Build The World’s First Real 3D-Printed Gun | Mission Galactic Freedom - November 8, 2013

    […] gun, created by Solid Concepts, is completely legal. The company has a Federal Firearms License and it’s trivial to find the […]

  52. World's First 3-D Printed Metal Gun Made by Texas-based Solid Concepts | Digital Trends - November 8, 2013

    […] we used costs more than my college tuition (and I went to a private university),” said Alyssa Parkinson, a Solid Concepts rep. ”And the engineers who run our machines are top of the line; they are […]

  53. Company Produces World’s First 3D-Printed Steel 1911 .45 Caliber Handgun | Lord of the Net - November 8, 2013

    […] From the press release: […]

  54. Company Produces World’s First 3D-Printed Steel 1911 .45 Caliber Handgun | Athens Report - November 8, 2013

    […] From the press release: […]

  55. World’s first 3D-printed metal handgun « Sadeq Qasem - November 8, 2013

    […] the finished product. The same is true for Solid Concepts’ firearm. According to a company blog post, their printer costs more than private college tuition, which could be a barrier to entry for some […]

  56. Company Produces World’s First 3D-Printed Steel 1911 .45 Caliber Handgun | Finding Out About - November 8, 2013

    […] From the press release: […]

  57. *World’s First 3D Printed Metal Gun” A big misconception about 3D Printing is that it’s limited to … | Backup of Zebramusik's Google+ Posts - November 8, 2013

    […] http://blog.solidconcepts.com/industry-highlights/worlds-first-3d-printed-metal-gun/ […]

  58. Thought 3D-printed guns had to be made of plastic? Think again | Carlos' CosmicJAAM Blog - November 8, 2013

    […] Solid Concepts […]

  59. Anonymous - November 8, 2013

    […] First 3D Printed Metal Gun This is way too cool Colt 1911 __________________ An expert on the historical significance of cottage cheese. Peace, […]

  60. Texas company claims it can ’3-D print’ a working handgun | PROGRESSIVE VOICES - November 8, 2013

    […] response to criticism that alleged that the gun was machined, Solid Concepts posted a video of a gun that isn’t the […]

  61. Uh-oh, this 3D-printed metal handgun actually works | Technology News | CNET News | IT News - November 8, 2013

    […] the finished product. The same is true for Solid Concepts’ firearm. According to a company blog post, their printer costs more than private college tuition, which could be a barrier to entry for some […]

  62. 3D Printed Metal 1911 – using laser sintering | N.U.G.U.N. - New User of GUNs Blog - November 8, 2013

    […] http://blog.solidconcepts.com/industry-highlights/worlds-first-3d-printed-metal-gun/ […]

  63. World’s first 3D-printed gun made from 30 METAL components is created… | D2P News - November 8, 2013

    […] A U.S. company has manufactured and tested the world’s first 3D-printed metal gun. […]

  64. The Amazing Possibilities of 3D-Printing » Curiousmatic - November 8, 2013

    […] now a 3D-printed metal gun, made by sintering a metal powder with a […]

  65. Anonymous - November 8, 2013

    […] very cool World?s First 3D Printed Metal Gun – Solid Concepts Blog […]

  66. This and that | Ripple's Web » Uh-oh, this 3D-printed metal handgun actually works - November 8, 2013

    […] the finished product. The same is true for Solid Concepts’ firearm. According to a company blog post, their printer costs more than private college tuition, which could be a barrier to entry for some […]

  67. A Metal Gun, Made from Digital Bits | John Battelle's Search Blog - November 8, 2013

    […] a federal license to make guns, so what they’ve done is not illegal. Rather, they argue in a blog post, they want to prove the efficacy of the approach they’ve taken. A firing test seems to prove […]

  68. Impression 3D : une nouvelle arme à feu, en métal cette fois - November 8, 2013

    […] Liberator et son successeur, le Grizzly, font des émules. Solid Concepts, une entreprise – texane – qui se spécialise dans l’impression 3D, a également créé son […]

  69. First metal 3D printed gun can fire 50 shots | Digital News Daily CA - November 8, 2013

    […] However, Solid Concepts stressed that this kind of metal gun cannot be printed using desktop machines – only by using an industrial printer that costs “more than my college tuition”, according to Alyssa Parkinson of Solid Concepts. […]

  70. *METAL* 3D printed 1911, including bbl - November 8, 2013

    […] out that funky slide reciprocation at 1:35. Blog post from the manufacturing company is here: World?s First 3D Printed Metal Gun – Solid Concepts Blog I posted this under "General Firearms" instead of "Pistols" because I think it […]

  71. La Primera Pistola Metálica Impresa En 3d | ScreenUX.com - November 8, 2013

    […] Según dice Solid Concepts, quisieron crear esta pistola en parte para demostrar que el método SLS es viable para fabricar objetos complejos y de alta precisión, ya que hasta ahora sólo se usa en modelos y prototipos. La firma espera que el arma abra la puerta a las impresoras 3D a crear productos de consumo y profesionales que sean de buena calidad, y no solo “cabezas de Yoda desfiguradas”, como señala la empresa. […]

  72. Anonymous - November 8, 2013

    […] hope is that the gun is proof that 3D printing isn’t just for hobbyists making — as the blog post says — “disfigured Yoda heads” anymore, but can be a viable way to produce delicate, […]

  73. Arma de metal feita em impressora 3D dispara mais de 50 tiros | FLASHTEC - November 8, 2013

    […] Solid Concepts, empresa responsável pelo projeto, informa que a ideia é agregar mais potencial à impressão 3D, […]

  74. [WATCH] World’s First 3D Printed Metal Gun Created and Shot Successfully | The Patriot Underground - November 8, 2013

    […] what is the first of its kind, Solid Concepts has developed an all metal, 3D printed handgun. The gun is based off of the popular 1911 frame and […]

  75. First Ever Printed Metal Gun: Tested and Fired - Survive Our Collapse | Survive Our Collapse - November 8, 2013

    […] pretty much anything. I have never been so amazed and frightened at the same time in my life. Solid Concepts has developed an all metal 3D printed […]

  76. Worlds first 3D printed gun - - November 8, 2013

    […] blog.solidconcepts.com […]

  77. Engenheiros constroem a primeira arma verdadeira impressa em uma impressora 3D - Geek Sou - November 9, 2013

    […] arma, criada por Solid Concepts, é completamente legal. A empresa tem uma Firearms License Federal e é comum encontrar os […]

  78. Texas company claims it can ’3-D print’ a working handgun | Alternative News Alert! - November 9, 2013

    […] response to criticism that alleged that the gun was machined, Solid Concepts posted a video that explained how direct […]

  79. World’s First 3D Metal Printed Gun Can Hit A Target 30 Yards Away - November 9, 2013

    […] Texas company Solid Concepts, made the world’s first usable 3D Metal Printed gun. The pistol is a classic 1911 and functions “beautifully,” according to a blog post on the company’s website. […]

  80. Printiable 3-D Weaponry - Page 3 - November 9, 2013

    […] The world's first 3D printed metal gun. A 1911 in .45ACP. Test fired 50 times. Flawless. World Two good videos at the link. Blessed be the LORD my strength, which teacheth my hands to war, […]

  81. Partners In Sublime Uh-oh, this 3D-printed metal handgun actually works - Partners In Sublime - November 9, 2013

    […] the finished product. The same is true for Solid Concepts’ firearm. According to a company blog post, their printer costs more than private college tuition, which could be a barrier to entry for some […]

  82. 3D printed *real* guns are apparently *real* » The Unwanted Blog - November 8, 2013

    […] World’s First 3D Printed Metal Gun […]

  83. 【アメリカ】金属を加工できる特殊な3Dプリンターで銃を複製、50発以上の実弾発射にも成功…高性能な拳銃が手軽に製造できることに | 天邪鬼 - November 8, 2013

    […] SOLID CONCEPTS:World’s First 3D Printed Metal Gun http://blog.solidconcepts.com/industry-highlights/worlds-first-3d-printed-metal-gun/ […]

  84. The 1st 3-D Printed Stainless Steel Gun
 - Unofficial Network - November 8, 2013

    […] world’s first metal gun solidifies our standing,” explained Alyssa Parkinson in the company announcement. “The gun is a classic 1911, a model that is at once timeless and public domain. It functions […]

  85. Company Produces World’s First 3D-Printed Steel 1911 .45 Caliber Handgun | Ping3D - November 8, 2013

    […] From the press release: […]

  86. Want a 3-D printed metal gun? All you need is a million bucks - News Wire - November 8, 2013

    […] A handgun created via 3-D printing has set off a storm of discussion on the Internet, but perhaps the most important piece of the story has been left out of the headlines: the gun was made with highly advanced and extremely expensive industrial-level machinery. It’s a proof of concept — not a new mode of production. […]

  87. Company Produces World’s First 3D-Printed Steel 1911 .45 Caliber Handgun | Maker of Meta - November 9, 2013

    […] From the press release: […]

  88. Company Produces World’s First 3D-Printed Steel 1911 .45 Caliber Handgun | Taylor - November 9, 2013

    […] From the press release: […]

  89. Création de la première arme imprimée en métal | Imprimante 3D - November 9, 2013

    […] d’une imprimante 3D, voici la première arme imprimée en métal. La société Solid Concepts a présenté, jeudi 7 novembre, une réplique fonctionnelle du pistolet Beretta 1911, imprimée en acier […]

  90. 3D-utskriven pistol i metall | Feber / Pryl - November 9, 2013

    […] hobby-fixare sitter hemma på kammaren och skriver ut pistoler på löpande band. via The Verge blog.solidconcepts.com […]

  91. Aparece a primeira Arma de verdade impressa em 3D, mas não priemos cânico. - November 9, 2013

    […] pessoal da Solid Concepts resolveu experimentar e ver se conseguiam fazer melhor. Fizeram. Modelaram todas as partes de uma […]

  92. Company Produces World’s First 3D-Printed Steel 1911 .45 Caliber Handgun | Valid 3D - November 9, 2013

    […] From the press release: […]

  93. Solid Concepts unveils first 3D-printed metal gun, a full-size .45 ACP 1911 (VIDEO) - November 9, 2013

    […] world’s first metal gun solidifies our standing,” explained Alyssa Parkinson in the company announcement. “The gun is a classic 1911, a model that is at once timeless and public domain. It functions […]

  94. La Primera Pistola Metálica Impresa En 3d | Software de Gestión Comercial y Empresarial - November 9, 2013

    […] Según dice Solid Concepts, quisieron crear esta pistola en parte para demostrar que el método SLS es viable para fabricar objetos complejos y de alta precisión, ya que hasta ahora sólo se usa en modelos y prototipos. La firma espera que el arma abra la puerta a las impresoras 3D a crear productos de consumo y profesionales que sean de buena calidad, y no solo “cabezas de Yoda desfiguradas”, como señala la empresa. […]

  95. First All-Metal Gun , A Model 1911 Pistol Created And Test Fired | YouViewed/Editorial - November 9, 2013

    […] In what is the first of its kind, Solid Concepts has developed an all metal, 3D printed handgun. The gun is based off of the popular 1911 frame and […]

  96. First 3D-Printed Metal Gun Fired 50 Times | it10103 - November 9, 2013

    […] via Solid Concepts […]

  97. First Fully Functional 3D Printed Metal Firearm | CYBER ARMS - Computer Security - November 9, 2013

    […] Solid Concepts has created the first 1911 pistol using Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DLMS) 3D printing: […]

  98. Primeira Pistola de Metal, feita em Impressora 3D, dispara mais de 50 Tiros! | Os Bastidores do Planeta - November 9, 2013

    […] A Solid Concepts, empresa responsável pelo projeto, informa que a ideia é agregar mais potencial à impressão 3D, mostrando que essa tecnologia pode produzir mais do que réplicas da “cabeça de Yoda”. […]

  99. First 3D Printed Gun Of Heavy Metal Fires Off 50 Rounds | The Volt Report - November 9, 2013

    […] http://blog.solidconcepts.com/industry-highlights/worlds-first-3d-printed-metal-gun/ […]

  100. World’s First 3D Printed Metal Gun – Solid Concepts Blog | Ectoplastic - November 9, 2013

    […] http://blog.solidconcepts.com/industry-highlights/worlds-first-3d-printed-metal-gun/ […]

  101. Ésta es la primera arma impresa en 3D de Metal en el mundo! - Terainfo.net - November 9, 2013

    […] (que según comentan cuesta más que una educación universitaria completa en EEUU), la empresa Solid Concepts no sólo logro imprimir las algo más de 30 piezas que componen la pistola 1911, la cual figura en […]

  102. Imprimen en 3D la primera pistola echa total mente de metal - inntic - November 9, 2013

    […] Según dice Solid Concepts, quisieron crear esta pistola en parte para demostrar que el método SLS es viable para fabricar objetos complejos y de alta precisión, ya que hasta ahora sólo se usa en modelos y prototipos. La firma espera que el arma abra la puerta a las impresoras 3D a crear productos de consumo y profesionales que sean de buena calidad, y no solo “cabezas de Yoda desfiguradas”, como señala la empresa. […]

  103. First 3D printed metal gun is a 1911 - November 9, 2013

    […] 3D printed metal gun is a 1911 World?s First 3D Printed Metal Gun – Solid Concepts Blog So how do you suppose this will affect the […]

  104. Why You Shouldn’t Care About The All-Metal 3D Printed Gun | Maker of Meta - November 9, 2013

    […] Concepts, one of the world’s largest rapid prototyping outfits, just printed a gun. Unlike previous 3D printed guns like the Liberator, this 3D printed version of an M1911 is made […]

  105. World’s First 1911 3D Printed Metal Gun | Divine Freedom Radio - November 9, 2013

    […] to the Solid  Concepts blog, points out misconceptions about 3D […]

  106. La Primera Pistola Metálica Impresa En 3d | Wedia-Soft.com - November 10, 2013

    […] Según dice Solid Concepts, quisieron crear esta pistola en parte para demostrar que el método SLS es viable para fabricar objetos complejos y de alta precisión, ya que hasta ahora sólo se usa en modelos y prototipos. La firma espera que el arma abra la puerta a las impresoras 3D a crear productos de consumo y profesionales que sean de buena calidad, y no solo “cabezas de Yoda desfiguradas”, como señala la empresa. […]

  107. La Primera Pistola Metálica Impresa En 3d | Mobile10.org - November 10, 2013

    […] Según dice Solid Concepts, quisieron crear esta pistola en parte para demostrar que el método SLS es viable para fabricar objetos complejos y de alta precisión, ya que hasta ahora sólo se usa en modelos y prototipos. La firma espera que el arma abra la puerta a las impresoras 3D a crear productos de consumo y profesionales que sean de buena calidad, y no solo “cabezas de Yoda desfiguradas”, como señala la empresa. […]

  108. La Primera Pistola Metálica Impresa En 3d | Astronomy Software - November 10, 2013

    […] Según dice Solid Concepts, quisieron crear esta pistola en parte para demostrar que el método SLS es viable para fabricar objetos complejos y de alta precisión, ya que hasta ahora sólo se usa en modelos y prototipos. La firma espera que el arma abra la puerta a las impresoras 3D a crear productos de consumo y profesionales que sean de buena calidad, y no solo “cabezas de Yoda desfiguradas”, como señala la empresa. […]

  109. Solid Concepts Unveils World’s First 3D-Printed Metal Gun, A Full-Size .45 ACP 1911 (VIDEO) - November 10, 2013

    […] world’s first metal gun solidifies our standing,” explained Alyssa Parkinson in the company announcement. “The gun is a classic 1911, a model that is at once timeless and public domain. It functions […]

  110. Anonymous - November 10, 2013

    […] […]

  111. La Primera Pistola Metálica Impresa En 3d | SoftwareFILL.com - November 10, 2013

    […] Según dice Solid Concepts, quisieron crear esta pistola en parte para demostrar que el método SLS es viable para fabricar objetos complejos y de alta precisión, ya que hasta ahora sólo se usa en modelos y prototipos. La firma espera que el arma abra la puerta a las impresoras 3D a crear productos de consumo y profesionales que sean de buena calidad, y no solo “cabezas de Yoda desfiguradas”, como señala la empresa. […]

  112. La Primera Pistola Metálica Impresa En 3d | inteGEEKs.com - November 10, 2013

    […] Según dice Solid Concepts, quisieron crear esta pistola en parte para demostrar que el método SLS es viable para fabricar objetos complejos y de alta precisión, ya que hasta ahora sólo se usa en modelos y prototipos. La firma espera que el arma abra la puerta a las impresoras 3D a crear productos de consumo y profesionales que sean de buena calidad, y no solo “cabezas de Yoda desfiguradas”, como señala la empresa. […]

  113. Esta es la primera pistola de metal creada con una impresora 3D - November 10, 2013

    […] Fuente | Solid Concepts […]

  114. Ausgedruckte Waffen – Sehr bedenklich - Sicherheitsdienst & Security | Blog R.A.D Sicherheit Schweiz - November 10, 2013

    […] Gefahr, dass die Waffe sich selbst zerstört. bis auf 50 sei die Waffe aus dem Drucker gekommen, schreibt der Hersteller in seinem Blog-Artikel. Die Kräfte, die beim Abfeuern der Projektile entstehen, sind einfach zu stark für die Waffe aus […]

  115. 3D printed metal gun - November 10, 2013

    […] the idea that the best you can do with 3D printing is make nylon Yoda heads and plastic zip guns: World?s First 3D Printed Metal Gun – Solid Concepts Blog “It’s a common misconception that laser sintering isn’t accurate or strong […]

  116. Inquiétant, la première arme imprimée en métal | CitizenPost - November 10, 2013

    […] Source : Solid Concepts […]

  117. World's First 1911 3D Printed Metal Gun | - November 10, 2013

    […] to the Solid Concepts blog, points out misconceptions about 3D […]

  118. Ora si stampano in 3D anche le pistole di metallo | IL REPLICATORE - November 11, 2013

    […] Here you can find the official press release from Solid Concepts: […]

  119. World’s first Printed Metal Gun : Fall of the West - November 11, 2013

    […] that didn’t take long; from a plastic gun made with a 3-D printer there’s now a completely metal gun made with a laser printer. Gun banners will be horrified that a new technology now opens up firearms manufacturing to […]

  120. Erste Metall-Pistole aus dem 3D-Drucker » atp!info - November 11, 2013

    […] Austin, Texas | Der US-amerikanischen Firma Solid Concepts ist es gelungen, mit einem 3D-Drucker im Laser-Sinter-Verfahren eine Pistole aus Metall herzustellen. Wie das Nachrichtenportal http://www.heise.de berichtet, handelt es sich dabei nicht um eine speziell für den 3D-Druck konzipierte Neuentwicklung, sondern um eine M1911 Pistole, die in den USA auch im Staatsdienst eingesetzt wurde. […]

  121. Pistol creat cu imprimanta 3d industriala | 3Dstart.ro - November 11, 2013

    […] Solid Concept, caci despre ei este vorba, au anuntat pe blogul lor  realizarea primului pistol folosind o imprimanta 3D. […]

  122. La primera pistola metálica impresa en 3D | Josue Cyber Shop - November 11, 2013

    […] Según dice Solid Concepts, quisieron crear esta pistola en parte para demostrar que el método SLS es viable para fabricar objetos complejos y de alta precisión, ya que hasta ahora sólo se usa en modelos y prototipos. La firma espera que el arma abra la puerta a las impresoras 3D a crear productos de consumo y profesionales que sean de buena calidad, y no solo “cabezas de Yoda desfiguradas”, como señala la empresa. […]

  123. Una pistola creada con una impresora 3D - November 11, 2013

    […] Fuente – Solid Concepts […]

  124. First 3D-Printed Metal Gun! That Addresses Politicians' Detectability Worries, Right? - Hit & Run : Reason.com - November 11, 2013

    […] On the company blog, Solid Concepts' Alyssa Parkinson notes: […]

  125. Création de la première arme imprimée en métal | @.Marketing - November 11, 2013

    […] imprimante 3D, voici la première arme imprimée en métal. La société Solid Concepts a présenté, une réplique fonctionnelle du pistolet Beretta 1911, imprimée en acier inoxydable. Dans une […]

  126. First 3D-Printed Metal Gun! That Addresses Politicians' Detectability Worries, Right? - Unofficial Network - November 11, 2013

    […] On the company blog, Solid Concepts’ Alyssa Parkinson notes: […]

  127. First 3D-Printed Metal Gun! That Addresses Politicians' Detectability Worries, Right? - iVoter.com | iVoter.com - November 11, 2013

    […] On the company blog, Solid Concepts’ Alyssa Parkinson notes: […]

  128. Dette er den første 3D-printede pistolen av metall | Teknologia - November 11, 2013

    […] et blogginnlegg skriver Solid Concepts at pistolen de har 3D-printet avfyrte mer enn 50 runder, uten at pistolen […]

  129. Pistola metálica es construida a través de impresora 3D | OhMyGeek! - November 11, 2013

    […] pistola en ser creada a través de una impresora 3D. Su creación fue desarrollada por la empresa Solid Concepts que ya había fabricado una copia, pero en plástico. El siguiente paso era recrear una nueva […]

  130. First 3D-Printed Metal Gun! That Addresses Politicians' Detectability Worries, Right? | Michigan Standard - November 12, 2013

    […] On the company blog, Solid Concepts’ Alyssa Parkinson notes: […]

  131. Welcome to the World’s First 3D Printed Metal Gun | Open Electronics - November 13, 2013

    […] via World’s First 3D Printed Metal Gun – Solid Concepts Blog. […]

  132. Questions Answered: 3D Printed Metal Gun - Solid Concepts Blog - November 13, 2013

    […] you for all of the comments and excitement about the world’s first 3D printed metal gun. Solid Concepts is proud to announce that we’ve successfully fired 500+ additional rounds during […]

  133. 3D Printed Metal Gun 500 Round Torture Test - Solid Concepts Blog - November 13, 2013

    […] overall response on our 3D Printed Metal 1911 gun has been generally good feedback. The hobbyist and expert alike have come together to comment and […]

  134. Primera pistola de metal impresa en 3D | unocero.com - November 14, 2013

    […] Referencia: Solid Concepts […]

  135. This is not a toy gun! - Page 2 - November 14, 2013

    […] this STAINLESS STEEL metal 3D printed 1911A1 Govt model pistol, and MY COMMENTS on their BLOG> World?s First 3D Printed Metal Gun – Solid Concepts Blog As a former professional gun smith with hundreds of Govt model pistol builds, I can state from […]

  136. 3-D Plastic Printing Technology May Make Gun Detection "Impossible" | Datacentre Management . org - November 14, 2013

    […] them and built a rifle, from that dismissed 14 rounds successfully. Solid Concepts of California has left even further, developing and prolongation what it calls “The World’s First 3D Printed Metal Gun”, […]

  137. 3-D Plastic Printing Technology May Make Gun Detection “Impossible” - November 15, 2013

    […] them and built a rifle, from which fired 14 rounds successfully. Solid Concepts of California has gone even further, developing and manufacturing what it calls “The World’s First 3D Printed Metal Gun”, […]

  138. Primer pistola impresa en 3D con metal – HD-Tecnologia - November 15, 2013

    […] nueva pistola funciona a la perfección e imita el modelo de la clásica M1911. Solid Concepts ya ha realizado unos 50 disparos con el arma y hasta ahora no ha tenido […]

  139. 3-D Plastic Printing Technology May Make Gun Detection “Impossible” | Ten8 - November 15, 2013

    […] them and built a rifle, from which fired 14 rounds successfully. Solid Concepts of California has gone even further, developing and manufacturing what it calls “The World’s First 3D Printed Metal Gun”, […]

  140. 3-D PLASTIC PRINTING TECHNOLOGY MAY MAKE GUN DETECTION “IMPOSSIBLE” | sreaves32 - November 15, 2013

    […] them and built a rifle, from which fired 14 rounds successfully. Solid Concepts of California has gone even further, developing and manufacturing what it calls “The World’s First 3D Printed Metal Gun”, […]

  141. Colt 1911 – первый металлический пистолет, напечатанный на 3D принтере (фото+видео) | IT TREND ™ - November 16, 2013

    […] Источник: SolidConcepts […]

  142. 3D Printing and Cloud Computing are the Future – strike that – the present | N. P. Statham - November 17, 2013

    […] Read more at Solid Concepts […]

  143. 3-D Plastic Printing Technology May Make Gun Detection "Impossible" | Technology News - November 17, 2013

    […] them and built a rifle, from that dismissed 14 rounds successfully. Solid Concepts of California has left even further, developing and prolongation what it calls “The World’s First 3D Printed Metal Gun”, […]

  144. Teknologeek.com » Crean la Primera Pistola Impresa en 3D en Metal - November 17, 2013

    […] Según dice Solid Concepts, quisieron crear esta pistola en parte para demostrar que el método SLS es viable para fabricar objetos complejos y de alta precisión, ya que hasta ahora sólo se usa en modelos y prototipos. La firma espera que el arma abra la puerta a las impresoras 3D a crear productos de consumo y profesionales que sean de buena calidad, y no solo “cabezas de Yoda desfiguradas”, como señala la empresa. […]

  145. Here’s the World’s First 3D-Printed Metal Gun - and it’s Already Fired 50 Bullets | Inhabitat - Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building - November 18, 2013

    […] + Solid Concepts […]

  146. Crean la Primera Pistola Impresa en 3D en Metal - Empresaurio - Empresaurio - November 18, 2013

    […] Según dice Solid Concepts, quisieron crear esta pistola en parte para demostrar que el método SLS es viable para fabricar objetos complejos y de alta precisión, ya que hasta ahora sólo se usa en modelos y prototipos. La firma espera que el arma abra la puerta a las impresoras 3D a crear productos de consumo y profesionales que sean de buena calidad, y no solo “cabezas de Yoda desfiguradas”, como señala la empresa. […]

  147. World’s First 3D Printer Metal Gun Hits Bullseyes | Off The Grid News - November 20, 2013

    […] thing: This not about desktop 3D printers,” Solid Concepts employee Alyssa Parkinson wrote on the company’s blog. Parkinson told The Guardian that the DMLS machine used to create the pistol components cost more […]

  148. Gun & Crime LinkSwarm for November 20, 2013 « Lawrence Person's BattleSwarm Blog - November 20, 2013

    […] World’s first 3D printed metal gun. And they’re in Austin! […]

  149. The world’s first 3D printed metal gun is a beautiful .45 caliber M1911 pistol | ExtremeTech | Interesting Things - November 20, 2013

    […] hope is that the gun is proof that 3D printing isn’t just for hobbyists making — as the blog post says — “disfigured Yoda heads” anymore, but can be a viable way to produce delicate, precise, […]

  150. World's 2nd 3D Printed Metal Gun - Solid Concepts Blog - November 21, 2013

    […] to perfect a few tolerances, but our tweaks to the design should remove the need for such sanding. Our first gun is now up to 700+ rounds. We’re thoroughly enjoying this research-development-improvement process […]

  151. Tecnologia/ Armi. La stampa 3D e la vendita smaterializzata di pistole e pallottole | Rassegna Stampa Militare - December 1, 2013

    […] Non passerà molto tempo affinché si possa spedire un file stampabile a distanza di una pistola in metallo. Sebbene la cosa sia già possibile da parte di Solid Concepts, come dimostra il video ed l’esperienza esplicitata nell’articolo pubblicato sul blog aziendale. […]

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