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Could anyone here who thinks this is a threat to their safety please explain why it was NBC, and not the NRA, who released this obviously pertinent and news-worthy article? I mean all the firearm manufacturers must be worried about their designs being "pirated," don't you think? jealoussmiley.gif
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Could anyone here who thinks this is a threat to their safety please explain why it was NBC, and not the NRA, who released this obviously pertinent and news-worthy article? I mean all the firearm manufacturers must be worried about their designs being "pirated," don't you think? jealoussmiley.gif

The most popular designs are already being copied between many different companies. I mean, internally you can only go so far before everything is similar.
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Can someone please explain why they are trying to make it so production is printing it and not making it by hand? Is it cheaper or something?

Sorry if I missed something here...
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Can someone please explain why they are trying to make it so production is printing it and not making it by hand? Is it cheaper or something?

Sorry if I missed something here...
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Can someone please explain why they are trying to make it so production is printing it and not making it by hand? Is it cheaper or something?
Sorry if I missed something here...

They're mainly doing it to see if it can be done. 3D printers are expensive and impractical if you want a reliable firearm.
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Can someone please explain why they are trying to make it so production is printing it and not making it by hand? Is it cheaper or something?
Sorry if I missed something here...

The point of this article has little to do with whether it's cheaper to make a firearm receiver by hand vs. printed, or anything else. It was released purely to fuel the push against the economization of 3D printers, which could decimate the "plastic disposable Wal-mart junk" industry if they get into the hands of the mainstream consumer. Much the same way that the petroleum industry pushes to suppress alternative energy sources.
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But for so many thousands of other things this can be extremely useful, namely in fabricating small tools on the spot. Creating scaled models of machinery and prototypes is another invaluable use that can bring R&D costs down. The cheaper it is to innovate, the more people can...
    
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But for so many thousands of other things this can be extremely useful, namely in fabricating small tools on the spot. Creating scaled models of machinery and prototypes is another invaluable use that can bring R&D costs down. The cheaper it is to innovate, the more people can...

(imagine this in all caps) Which is precisely why we all should stop fearing ghettofied guns and realize that we should be on the side of the 3D printer!!!!
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The point of this article has little to do with whether it's cheaper to make a firearm receiver by hand vs. printed, or anything else. It was released purely to fuel the push against the economization of 3D printers, which could decimate the "plastic disposable Wal-mart junk" industry if they get into the hands of the mainstream consumer. Much the same way that the petroleum industry pushes to suppress alternative energy sources.

ooh i can make all my own cheap plastic crap i don't need at some indeterminate time in the future? this is what i've been dreaming of
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Could anyone here who thinks this is a threat to their safety please explain why it was NBC, and not the NRA, who released this obviously pertinent and news-worthy article? I mean all the firearm manufacturers must be worried about their designs being "pirated," don't you think? jealoussmiley.gif

why would the nra have any specific interest in promoting this? if anything it could cut sales from their corporate sponsors
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ooh i can make all my own cheap plastic crap i don't need at some indeterminate time in the future? this is what i've been dreaming of
why would the nra have any specific interest in promoting this? if anything it could cut sales from their corporate sponsors

Totally missing the big picture. I for one am near-dead sick of seeing innovation and progress stifled because someone with lots of money wants more and has the power to vilify technological advance. Aren't you?
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