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3D Models for firearms parts?

Post by Ronnin1979 » Thu Nov 29, 2012 9:16 am

First, I apologize if this thread already exists, but I didn't see anything like what I'm looking for in a search. Does anyone know a sight where you can find 3D models of individual firearms parts, and accessories for a 3D printer, and CNC system? I've already gotten a few from Thingiverse, and CNCgunsmith, I'm just wondering if anyone knows of a larger database. Specifically, I'm looking for a 1911 frame with the integrated light rail. Thanks.

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Re: 3D Models for firearms parts?

Post by BlakeS » Thu Nov 29, 2012 7:32 pm

I'm looking for the same thing ! My office just
Got a really nice 3d printer and there letting us use it
For free after hours. If you find anything let me know and I'll do the same
For you.

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Re: 3D Models for firearms parts?

Post by Ronnin1979 » Thu Nov 29, 2012 9:27 pm

Is there anything specific you're looking for?

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Post by UndeadInfidel » Fri Nov 30, 2012 1:29 am

I would assume most of that data is proprietary.
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Post by Ronnin1979 » Sun Dec 02, 2012 10:09 am

It depends. Some of it that I have found is open use, especially the CNC Gunsmith files, he encourages people to build from his files.

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Post by UndeadInfidel » Sun Dec 02, 2012 12:20 pm

Ronnin1979 wrote:It depends. Some of it that I have found is open use, especially the CNC Gunsmith files, he encourages people to build from his files.
Yeah that's what I meant. Just like software, I'd assume most of the good stuff was kept private.
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Post by Ronnin1979 » Sun Dec 02, 2012 1:49 pm

a lot of it is, but I've found a few really good things lately. I've been slowly setting myself up as an 07 FFL/ 02 SOT, and a lot of people have been helping with that. I'm assuming they'll be hoping for a favor later. :lol:

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Post by AnonEmous » Sun Dec 02, 2012 1:55 pm

BlakeS wrote:I'm looking for the same thing ! My office just
Got a really nice 3d printer and there letting us use it
For free after hours.

A quick side question. Which 3D printer is it? Specifically, which company made it?

I have been investing in two of the major 3D printing companies, but sold my position in one of them.
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Post by firerat » Mon Dec 03, 2012 4:34 pm

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Yeah.....
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Re: 3D Models for firearms parts?

Post by Ronnin1979 » Mon Dec 03, 2012 4:45 pm

firerat wrote:
Regular Guy wrote:

Yeah.....
Good lord.....

Depends on the material you use. I've read posts where people were complaining about the lower warping during the print, etc. You have to you the really dense, high end plastics, or yeah, that will happen.

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Post by Confucius » Mon Dec 03, 2012 4:48 pm

Ronnin1979 wrote:
firerat wrote:
Regular Guy wrote:

Yeah.....
Good lord.....

Depends on the material you use. I've read posts where people were complaining about the lower warping during the print, etc. You have to you the really dense, high end plastics, or yeah, that will happen.
Yeah, so not worth it...

We have a really high end rapid prototyper that can take all sorts of fancy plastics, the cheap stuff for it is about $10/cubic inch.

AR lowers aren't that expensive...

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Re: 3D Models for firearms parts?

Post by JTNieman » Mon Dec 03, 2012 5:13 pm

Yea, that's nothing to do with the design. Evidence of the firearm working, even temporarily, proves the design is fine. Besides, that's not even an issue that needs visited - there are tons of milspec receiver drawings out there, and gun enthusiasts 3d modelers and CAD folk have had accurate drawings for many years.

The geometric design is not new as it's just a direct reproduction of the same design in a new material.

There are many plastics that can be used, he obviously used one that wasn't good enough. That's what experimentation is about.

Also, I'd rather see it tested with 5.56, than a 5.7 upper. Just to eliminate variables at first. /shrug

It's not a viable replacement for the standard hard anodized 7075 receiver. It's a hobbyist thing, an enthusiast endeavor, and a bit of a movement to empower the home builder, which is legal, despite myths to the contrary.

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Post by thechin » Mon Dec 03, 2012 8:10 pm

Until I saw the above video I had an unrational fear that some criminal would use a 3D printer to mass product lower receivers and sell them on the street. Now I kinda hope that the criminals would do that instead of selling stolen guns that actually function. If anything the success rate of armed robberies would drop.
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Post by zenlunatic » Mon Dec 03, 2012 9:15 pm

Um I'm pretty manufacturing of firearms encompasses a whole slew of legalities which OP should look into.

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Post by JTNieman » Mon Dec 03, 2012 9:18 pm

thechin wrote:Until I saw the above video I had an unrational fear that some criminal would use a 3D printer to mass product lower receivers and sell them on the street. Now I kinda hope that the criminals would do that instead of selling stolen guns that actually function. If anything the success rate of armed robberies would drop.
I'd hate to know what it's like living in fear that criminals might do bad things. I hope it doesn't freak you out too much, but criminals, being criminal, don't need 3d printers to do bad things, and that includes dealing in stolen firearms.

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Post by Doctorr Fabulous » Mon Dec 03, 2012 9:28 pm

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thechin wrote:Until I saw the above video I had an unrational fear that some criminal would use a 3D printer to mass product lower receivers and sell them on the street. Now I kinda hope that the criminals would do that instead of selling stolen guns that actually function. If anything the success rate of armed robberies would drop.
I'd hate to know what it's like living in fear that criminals might do bad things. I hope it doesn't freak you out too much, but criminals, being criminal, don't need 3d printers to do bad things, and that includes dealing in stolen firearms.
To piggyback, they're much more likely to break in to someone's home (low overhead) then buy the equipment to do 3D printing (high overhead) especially since most crimes are committed with handguns, not ARs.
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Post by Browning 35 » Mon Dec 03, 2012 10:10 pm

I feel kind of bad as I know that must have sucked for the guy, but I actually chuckled a bit when the AR quit working and the stock fell off. :D

OP : The list of links in these two might help you out.

http://wikiweps.org/index.php?title=Main_Page

http://www.thingiverse.com/search?q=Gun+receiver


Also here's a blueprint for a 1911.

http://www.weaponeer.net/forum/uploads/ ... eprint.pdf

I guess you'd have to transfer the dimensions to a file and that would be extra work, doable though.

Good luck.
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Post by BlakeS » Mon Dec 03, 2012 10:51 pm

zenlunatic wrote:Um I'm pretty manufacturing of firearms encompasses a whole slew of legalities which OP should look into.
As long as its for yourself not to sell there are very few legalities , we talked about it on here a while back in a thread about a guy that was combining a Sks and another rifle to make his own frankistin gun.

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Post by BlakeS » Mon Dec 03, 2012 11:03 pm

AnonEmous wrote:
BlakeS wrote:I'm looking for the same thing ! My office just
Got a really nice 3d printer and there letting us use it
For free after hours.

A quick side question. Which 3D printer is it? Specifically, which company made it?

I have been investing in two of the major 3D printing companies, but sold my position in one of them.
Stratasys I believe

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Re: 3D Models for firearms parts?

Post by Ronnin1979 » Mon Dec 03, 2012 11:14 pm

zenlunatic wrote:Um I'm pretty manufacturing of firearms encompasses a whole slew of legalities which OP should look into.
I know the rules and regs of manufacturing, hence the comment about getting an 07 FFL.

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Re: 3D Models for firearms parts?

Post by Ronnin1979 » Mon Dec 03, 2012 11:34 pm

Browning 35 wrote:I feel kind of bad as I know that must have sucked for the guy, but I actually chuckled a bit when the AR quit working and the stock fell off. :D

OP : The list of links in these two might help you out.

http://wikiweps.org/index.php?title=Main_Page

http://www.thingiverse.com/search?q=Gun+receiver


Also here's a blueprint for a 1911.

http://www.weaponeer.net/forum/uploads/ ... eprint.pdf

I guess you'd have to transfer the dimensions to a file and that would be extra work, doable though.



Thanks! Every little bit helps.
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Re: 3D Models for firearms parts?

Post by JTNieman » Tue Dec 04, 2012 12:06 am

Ronnin1979 wrote:
zenlunatic wrote:Um I'm pretty manufacturing of firearms encompasses a whole slew of legalities which OP should look into.
I know the rules and regs of manufacturing, hence the comment about getting an 07 FFL.
There's nothing illegal about manufacturing your own firearms as an unlicensed person so long as they are not NFA regulated items.

But with the 07/02, you can at least sell them, if they're worth a shit, I guess. :)

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