While 3D printing guns is controversial, it’s interesting to see them being designed as props for cosplay events, videos and recreational activities. From a design stand-point, it’s an interesting challenge to create intricate parts with additive extrusion in mind.
Sergey Kolesnik, a 3d modeler and designer, shared his latest creation, a PP-2000 toy replica. It’s an incredibly detailed design that is composed of 24 “snap-together” parts that appear to print with no support material.
it is a toy! replica!. print layer 100 or 160 microns.
PP-2000 – Russian 9mm submachine gun, developed by a team of designers Tula Instrument Design Bureau . The patent for the design was obtained in 2001, but the general public it was first introduced in 2004 – in the summer at the Paris exhibition “Eurosatory 2004” and fall at the Moscow “Interpolitech 2004”.
Every Thursday is #3dthursday here at Adafruit! The DIY 3D printing community has passion and dedication for making solid objects from digital models. Recently, we have noticed electronics projects integrated with 3D printed enclosures, brackets, and sculptures, so each Thursday we celebrate and highlight these bold pioneers!
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