3D Printed Guns Made of Inconel 625 Being Released To The Public
A few months ago, firearms manufacturer Solid Concepts announced it had produced the world’s first 3D printed metal gun.
Now, the cutting-edge firearms company is ready to put one hundred of their M1911 handguns on the market.
For $11,900 you can own one of the 3D printed 1911s’, made of Inconel 625 (a nickel-chromium alloy) and stainless steel.
Through a process known as Direct Metal Laser Sintering, metal layers are able to be fused onto each other until the final product is complete.
The M1911 prototype has faired extremely well in testing, only malfunctioning once through almost 2,000 rounds. What makes this even more impressive is that the prototype is the least strong form of the handgun.
According to the project engineer at Solid Concepts, “The 17-4 Stainless Steel has not been post heat treated because that would further strengthen it and we wanted to test our least strong option first.”
1911 3D Printed Metal Gun Technical Specifications:
Weight: 2.25 pounds empty, no magazine
Width: 1.3 inches
Trigger Pull: 5 pounds
Sight Radius: 6.4 inches
Sights: Standard GI with square notch rear.
Twist: 1:15.8; 6=Lands 6=Grooves
Source: Gun Digest