Comment: Why the fuss about 3d printing?

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Why the fuss about 3d printing?

I'm a mechanical engineer. With an engine lathe and a couple days, I could make a PPS-43. It's MUCH easier to make something full auto, open bolt than semi-auto closed bolt.

The 3d printer isn't a game changer, it does what is perfectly possible with a lathe, milling machine and hand tools. Since you can't use tool steel with a 3d printer yet, the results will be inferior anyway.

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