Daniel Defense 3D Printed Metal Wave Silencer

I like 3d printing, so this is really cool, and a very bold move by Daniel Defense:

Once the cost of the 3d printers (which print metal) come down to a level where the average person could afford to buy one, I see the suppressor industry and a lot of other industries absolutely being destroyed if the finishing required isn’t time consuming and difficult to do.  I know a lot of people said that about 3D printing as a whole (plastic etc..), and so far I don’t think it’s hurting anyone’s sales because the quality of the home printers isn’t all that great (from what I’ve seen) and getting your part to be usable and look “factory” really isn’t as easy as just opening a file – hitting print – perfectly finished part.  I’m guessing people don’t want to spend a lot of time in the finishing stage. Interesting in this case that Daniel Defense is doing this, because they aren’t a suppressor company.  This is their first go at suppressors, as far as I know.

They are saying 30 – 40db sound reduction depending on the platform.

The MSRP is $1157 for the quick detach version, and $986 for the direct thread version over at the Daniel Defense website.

I’m actually surprised it took this long for one of the large companies in the industry to do this.

Thoughts?  You waiting for the day full files for everything gun related is available for download?  I could picture my dude Cody Wilson making the news again for something like this… an open source 3D printed metal suppressor for the people.  Maybe Daniel Defense would even release the files sooner or later just to shake things up?




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