ATF Comments on 3-D Printing of Firearms

Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

Washington, DC –-( To view the questions and answers from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) regarding 3-D printing technology of firearms, see document below.

Editors Note: Additive manufacturing or 3D printing[1] is a process of making a three-dimensional solid object of virtually any shape from a digital model. 3D printing is achieved using an additive process, where successive layers of material are laid down in different shapes.[2] 3D printing is considered distinct from traditional machining techniques, which mostly rely on the removal of material by methods such as cutting or drilling (subtractive processes).A materials printer usually performs 3D printing processes using digital technology. Since the start of the twenty-first century there has been a large growth in the sales of these machines, and their price has dropped substantially.[3]

The technology is used for both prototyping and distributed manufacturing in jewelry, footwear, industrial design, architecture, engineering and construction (AEC), automotive, aerospace, dental and medical industries, education, geographic information systems, civil engineering, and many other fields.

ATF 3-D Printing Technology of Firearms

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    Who can you TRUST? Certainly not ATF, especially after “FAST & FURIOUS” or any Govt agency influenced by OBAMA.