24 Jun 2013 / by Bruce Jackson / in News
Silencing the sound, Layer by layer [Video]
How do you create the next generation of firearm silencers? You 3D print them of course!Â
Over in New Zealand, Oceania Defence have been experimenting with the 3D printing of gun silencers. Do they work? Watch the video below and decide for yourself.
Using sintered Titanium 6Al4V, Oceania Defence created the first one piece suppressor using this new technology which allowed the structure to be stronger for the given material use since there are no threaded joints and lighter since redundant structures and wasted material from other fabrications methods are not required.Â 100% integral structure with each component fused as designed for complete structural integrity.Â Completely monolithic design, not just a monolithic core, provide the strongest, most efficient design available for the least cost.
Bruce has been involved in the 3D printing industry for over four years and has been featured in several TV & radio interviews as well as leading print and online news sites. An upcoming author about the advancements of 3D printing and is one of the leading experts in Australia and New Zealand on 3D printing.