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3D Printing in the Army: Here’s how

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3D Printing can create anything. Thus it is no surprise that the military (especially the United States’ one) already utilizes it, and has already made several breakthroughs. Here is a compiled list of all the uses that the military has found, up to date, for 3D Printing (plus some other possibilities for it in the end).

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3D Printed Ammunition

3D missile

3D-Printed Ammunition With the possibility of 3D printed guns, 3D printed ammo is a unique possibility in the world. Along with innovative 3D gun designs, others designers are exploring innovative projectiles they can print at home. From gun accessories, shotgun rounds, to whole guns, 3D printers can make them all. Environmental Advantages 3D printed rounds can be printed in biodegradable…

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3D Printing a Gun, Pt.2

Prop gun

In a previous blog I wrote about 3D printing a working gun project. In this blog I’ll look at finishing the demo version. I’m 3D printing a PM522 Washbear revolver that can fire .22 LR amo. For this demo, I’m using the 8 shot pepperbox cylinder. Having seen the gun in action, I have wanted to test the limits of…

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3D Printing a Gun Pt.1

3D printed gun

Ever since I started 3D printing, I have been interested in the possibility of 3D printing a gun. As a young adult I was a firearms instructor at a Boy Scout summer camp. There I learned how keep cheap .22 rifles and Remington 870 shotguns working. 3D printed guns are a hot button topic for gun control advocates. The government…

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How To Finish / Polish Your 3D Print

3D printing is an amazing and artistic process. Like all artistic endeavors, it will require some tools and processing to master to get the final 3D print as a smooth and usable item. Tools Apart from your 3D printer, you will need a set of the following tools to process your 3D print. Before you go further into debt with…

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Censoring 3D Printed Guns

Censored Gun

Are the digital files for 3D printable gun an object, an idea, or military secrets? How do we as a society designate the digital files for physical objects? Should we censor digital files the same way we have censored print media in the past? Can we even censor anything in the age of the internet? All of these are amazing…

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