The Solid Concept 1911 DMLS (Direct Metal Laser Sintering) is the first all-metal 3D printed firearm in the history. It was printed on a German EOS Direct Metal 3D Printer that costs $600,000 USD. All parts of the 1911 DMLS were printed except the main spring, trigger stirrup, grip screws and bushings which were purchased on the market. It took 34 hours to print all the parts. Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS) additive manufacturing can be used to develop metal and alloy parts and prototypes from Stainless Steel 17-4, Inconel 625, Inconel 718, and Cobalt Chrome in as little as 5 days. DMLS is one of the most accurate additive manufacturing processes available and the material properties are near equivalent to the properties seen from traditional firearm manufacturing methods. Recently this metal sintering technology was used to create nearly every component on a classic Browning 1911 firearm at Solid Concepts’ Austin facility – the world’s first 3D printed metal gun.
|Action:||Single Action (SA)|
|Rate of twist:||1 in 15.8"|
|Frame finish:||Matte Stainless|
|Trigger pull:||5 lbs.|