The disassembled Model 1911 45ACP showing its 3D-printed parts (Image: Solid Concepts)
The fully assembled 3D-printed Model 1911 45ACP (Image: Solid Concepts)
The 3D-printed Model 1911 45ACP fired 50 rounds successfully (Image: Solid Concepts)
In a prime example of past meets future, a Texas-based company has used a century-old classic firearm as the blueprint for the world’s first 3D printed metal gun. Solid Concepts' use of a laser sintering method to create a fully functional Model 1911 automatic pistol is the latest demonstration of the potential of 3D printing techniques in industrial processing.
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