World's First 3D Printed Metal GunSubmitted by goldenequity on Thu, 11/07/2013 - 21:12
3D printing... not just plastics anymore.
3D printing with metal—called direct metal laser sintering or DMLS—is an entirely different beast altogether. As Scott McGowan, Solid Concepts' VP of marketing told The Verge, "There are barriers to entry that will keep the public away from this technology for years." Because not only is the necessary equipment far more expensive than any plastics-based 3D printers, \ the technical skill required is in no way something you can pick up simply flipping through a manual.