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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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