|A 3D Printed Mag. By Defense Distributed|
The fellows at http://defensedistributed.com/ are making great progress. They are now printing AK-47 and AR-15 magazines that work really well and they have printed a plastic AR-15 receiver that fired over 500 rounds without breaking. They are still a long way from an entire plastic gun but its still interesting and impressive progress.
A 3D printer would allow a person to print all kinds of useful articles beyond gun parts. Think about all the little plastic parts in all the stuff we have around us. Little parts on out ATV, well pump, radio, flash light, stove. The list is endless.
Now granted electricity to run your printer could be an issue but many peppers already have backup electricity as part of their plans.
So while it may not be time to run out and get a 3D printer just yet. You may want to keep an eye on this exciting new technology.