3D Printed Gun Enthusiasts: Are You Sabotaging Your Gun Builds?


Gunny McGunsmith


Published on Aug 23, 2020

In this livestream, we’ll be going over everything you need to know about 3D printer filaments and slicer settings for firearms and related prints. This is a collection of all the knowledge I’ve gained from hands-on experience (over the course of a year of printing firearms) and tips and tricks I’ve collected from other great channels. (Such as CNC Kitchen).

We’ll be covering a lot of ground, and I understand my audience has varying levels of experience. So whether you’re a total noob or a mechanical engineer with plenty more experience than I, be sure to watch the entire stream. You might miss a hack or two! Additionally, if you’ve got a tip for creating higher quality prints or for filament brands you love or avoid, let me know in the comments below!

I’ll try to stick to a basic outline of the following:

First a general overview and brief covering of my experience. I think it’s important you know who you’re getting info from and their qualifications. Then we’ll discuss filament quality, diving into some of the science (at least that which I understand) of what makes a good 3D printing filament for firearms, as well as some of my experiences with brands.

Bear in mind that all of this is current as of august 22nd, 2020. I can and often do discover new brands or tips that help me to refine my craft further.

Remember at the end of the day, 3D printing is a skill, and you’ve got to work to improve it. So, we’ll cover some of the slicer settings I’m using. Some science and results from experiments and how you can apply those findings to your prints, and more.

Thanks for joining, and as always, good luck with your builds, stay safe, and stay free!