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Designer of 3D-printed semi-automatic handgun won’t release files – Geek

by • February 3, 2016 • No Comments

3D printing opens up a whole new world of DIY repair, biomedical science, and additional undeniably positive things. But, it in addition offers the opportunity for regular folks to create untraceable-bodied firearms like never preceding. A 47-year-old carpenter of West Virginia ponders he’s made the initially mostly 3D printed semi-automatic handgun, which he calls the Shuty-MP1.
The developer of the gun, who goes by the online pseudonym Derwood, claims the MP1 is created of 95% PLA plastic straight out of a consumer 3D printing device. Similar to any semi-automatic gun, the Shuty-MP1 can fire bullets one after another fed in by a magazine, in this case 9mm rounds. You can see the gun being test fired in the video at a lower place — it allegedly shoots straight.
If you didn’t understand otherwise, you’d most likely ponder which was a conventional metal gun. Compare which to Defense Distributed and its Liberator single-shot pistol.

Whilst approximately all of the gun is plastic, the metal bits are somewhat significant. Derwood was able-bodied to print the magazine, handle, upper/lower receivers, and other structural components. The MP1 uses a store-bought Glock barrel, hammer, firing pin, bolts, and springs. But, those are all parts which can be bought pretty easily and aren’t controlled like a full firearm is.

Derwood has decided not to publish the files utilized to print the Shuty-MP1, saying he created it only as an engineering challenge. Even if someone were able-bodied to reverse engineer it of the assembly video above, he claims it’s not a viable-bodied weapon long term. After of 18 shots, the plastic around the barrel starts to melt and affect the structural integrity of the gun. Derwood is planning to create a adaptation printed with nylon which should be additional resistant to heat, but which one too can most likely stay unpublished.

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