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Old November 8th, 2013, 05:52 PM
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Still very bleeding edge. They're not printing and putting it together with a perfect gun. The risk is high.
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Still very bleeding edge. They're not printing and putting it together with a perfect gun. The risk is high.
Give it a couple of years.
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Give it a couple of years.
I would hope that no one would assemble a gun from a 3d printer, metal or not, without putting it through extensive testing and validation before even thinking about using it.

In Traveller terms, I'm suggesting we're a tech level off production at best.
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When they can 3d print the ammo its really time to worry.
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When they can 3d print the ammo its really time to worry.
Is that a bad thing or good thing. Actually it should come first for certain types.
The gov't has been buying extraordinary amounts of ammunition. This would bring the price back down.
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Nope. It'll be ready during our current TL. My Bro-in-Law works as a VP QA for a large Defense contractor and they are only 2-5 years away for this level of production.
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... and yet it will be 2025 before we will be ready to launch an Apollo class spacecraft beyond LEO. [sigh]
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