By Jeremy S
While visiting friends in Portland, Oregon, I realized that Portlandia isn’t actually a very creative show. It’s actually more observational, more of a documentary. Seriously, how does a button store or a terrarium store or three piano stores within a half mile of my friend’s place survive? Maybe they’re just trustafarians selling pianos ironically. Anyway…silencers. Delta P Design makes the BREVIS II family of compact rifle suppressors, which piqued my interest at SHOT Show 2015. Not only are they really freaking compact and mind-bogglingly lightweight, but they’re the first 3D printed suppressors on the market. That makes them cool. But to find out if they actually work, I escaped Portland, drove a half hour south, and met up with the guys from Delta P for a range day. . .
“3D Printed” can refer to a handful of types of additive manufacturing processes, and Delta P isn’t using the MakerBot-squirting-melted-polymer method we typically think of. These suppressors are manufactured via a DMLS — direct metal laser sintering — process. In general, this means a very thin layer of very fine metal powder is deposited onto the work surface, and then a high-powered laser fully fuses — …Read the Rest
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