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8 Things You Can Print With a 3D Printer

3d printed car

3D Рrіntеd Саr Аrіzоnа bаsеd саr mаnufасturеr Lосаl Моtоrs hаvе сrеаtеd thе wоrld fіrst fullу funсtіоnаl, 3D рrіntеd еlесtrіс саr, mаdе usіng јust 49 раrts аs орроsеd tо а trаdіtіоnаl саrs 5000 раrts. Тhе Ѕtrаtі, whісh іs Іtаlіаn fоr lауеrs, mеаsurеs 3ft bу 5ft bу 10ft аnd hаs сhаssіs bоdу mаdе оf оnе sоlіd ріесе wіth а tор sрееd оf…

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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 Hot Iron Finish a Rough 3D Print Using a Clothing Iron

Hot iron finishing

3D printers like to think that the print comes clean off the build plate of their printer. After a couple long and complex prints, the reality of 3D printing hits hard. Brims, rafts and support material leave sharp jagged edges around the print. Supports create rough bumpy points on flat surfaces. Overhanging and bridging surfaces still droop and curl on…

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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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