Originally Posted by Homeles
Everybody is circlejerking over the fact that it isn't viable today. But do you all really think that this is all 3D printing will ever amount to? I doubt you do, so what's your guys' point?
Don't quote me when you say that. I never said that it wouldn't EVENTUALLY be viable to make parts. I'm not against making gun parts either.
I'm just setting all the paranoid people who think that making gun parts ... or anything for that matter ... that can be used as a weapon (or growing their own pot or selling their body for sex) is somehow a "new thing" and that any technology that makes it possible is suddenly going to cause an explosion of people to make/do these things.
As I and others who know which end of a gun is which have already said ... making parts in your garage is nothing new. There are already laws on the books ... dating as far back as the 1800's ... that regulate such actions. To think that suddenly everyone will be running around with AK-47 just because of this "new technology" is laughable at best.
You can make a much more reliable and deadly weapon with a drill press and lathe than a 3D printer.
3D printing is awesome. It has it's applications. It will most likely only get better and more advanced as the years go on. As it is, 3D Printers have come a long way in the 30 years that they have been in existence, I'm sure they will only get more advanced.