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    Default 3D printed ring cuts sound by 94%

    Think of the possibilities involving firearms. Light and air can easily pass through the ring sound not so much. Sound is reflected back towards it's source.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ALS View Post
    Think of the possibilities involving firearms. Light and air can easily pass through the ring sound not so much. Sound is reflected back towards it's source.

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    Wonder how the potential is for a new suppressor design? Maybe a true "silencer"?

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    The 3d printed rings lack the warmth personality of the hand made Amish rings.
    Diminishing sound may be desirable in certain circumstances, but surely it is not worth sacrificing the quality of rings made with love.
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    Quote Originally Posted by icp4life162005 View Post
    Wonder how the potential is for a new suppressor design? Maybe a true "silencer"?
    I doubt that the plastic these are made of can withstand the pressures and heat of a silencer. I doubt that these would be able to be machined in the traditional sense of machining. There are metal 3D printers out there, but the metal they use don't have the strength of something that's cast or machined.

    Until there are Star Trek replicators, I doubt we'll see such a complex object being used in silencers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by streaker69 View Post
    I doubt that the plastic these are made of can withstand the pressures and heat of a silencer. I doubt that these would be able to be machined in the traditional sense of machining. There are metal 3D printers out there, but the metal they use don't have the strength of something that's cast or machined.

    Until there are Star Trek replicators, I doubt we'll see such a complex object being used in silencers.
    Haven't looked into 3d printers in the last few years to know how far they've come with metals. Maybe one day!

    3d printed metal is about the only way I expected it to be any kind of feasible.

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    Default Re: 3D printed ring cuts sound by 94%

    I was looking at these and I may buy one. The baffles and tube are 3d printed as one piece.

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    Quote Originally Posted by streaker69 View Post
    I doubt that the plastic these are made of can withstand the pressures and heat of a silencer. I doubt that these would be able to be machined in the traditional sense of machining. There are metal 3D printers out there, but the metal they use don't have the strength of something that's cast or machined.

    Until there are Star Trek replicators, I doubt we'll see such a complex object being used in silencers.
    3D printed 6ALv is used on turbine cones etc, very big in aerospace. It also costs a fortune.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lts1ow View Post
    3D printed 6ALv is used on turbine cones etc, very big in aerospace. It also costs a fortune.
    Ready to spend $60,000+ for that suppressor?

    Makes that $200 tax look cheap.
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    Default Re: 3D printed ring cuts sound by 94%

    Quote Originally Posted by streaker69 View Post
    Ready to spend $60,000+ for that suppressor?

    Makes that $200 tax look cheap.
    All about volume, or so I heard.

    Certainly makes investment castings look dirt cheap.
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    Default Re: 3D printed ring cuts sound by 94%

    A speaker and a vun shot are way different. The volume of expanding gas compared to the acoustic wave from a speaker propagates sound quite differently. Maybe as an adjunct to a suppressor after the violence is subdued.
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