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This Semi-Automatic Gun Is “95 Percent” 3D Printed – TechCrunch

by • February 2, 2016 • No Comments

One other day, another 3D-printed gun. This one comes to us of a carpenter of West Virginia who calls himself Derwood. His gun is “95 percent” 3D printed that means the significant bits – springs, firing pins, etc. – are handmade or repurposed (the barrel comes of a Glock) while the stock, magazine, and upper and lower receivers are printed on a Fusion F306 3D printing device via PLA material. It is called the Shuty-MP1.
To be completely clear, this is yet not a fully 3D-printed gun. What Derwood did, while technically quite astounding and well-designed, is create most of a gun with a 3D printing device. But he, like so most others, is forced to use off-the-shelf parts for the most significant bits. It is akin to createing an entire car “of scratch” save for the engine, seats, tires, and frame.
He created a easier model of the gun last year and aims to make this upcoming model out of nylon to reduce the accident of this thing exploding. As it stands it’s an awe-inspiring effort and looks excellent but without the different types of pre-made parts it’s yet not a truly 3D-printed gun. It is, yet, completely unregistered in its current form. Derwood, for his part, does not want to raise hackles.

“Some individuals like to create things for themselves. It is an off-the-grid type of attitude,” Derwood told Wired.

An earlier model of this post’s headline incorrectly referred to Derwood’s creation as a “machine gun”

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