Daniel Defense Talks More About The DD Wave 3D Printed Silencer

In January of this year I made the very bold (sarc) prediction that additive manufacturing (aka 3D Printing) will eventually revolutionize the firearms industry. I believe this to be especially true for silencer manufacturers who’s current constraints focus on not only internal volume and baffle design, but weight savings and hoop strength calculations. Traditional manufacturing processes can produce heavy silencers to achieve the durability required to suppress centerfire rifle firearms – a fact that can be addressed by additive manufacturing. So when an industry giant like Daniel Defense starts making 3D printed silencers like the DD Wave, consumers should take note.

Obviously, without milling, fitting and welding parts, there is a dramatic weight savings along with fewer points of failure.

Daniel Defense has just started talking a little more about the DD Wave line of rifle silencers. The specifications, pricing and other details are laid out below. Of note is the cross section image showing the baffle design and the mention of a 17+ ounce overall weight (in the video embedded below). However the specifications for both the direct thread model and the QD model don’t list a weight, making me think that the mounting system isn’t included in the DD Wave weight specs.

Honestly I was hoping (and expecting) for a greater weight savings for a 3D Printed design. But MSRP is fairly competitive, although still high compared to traditionally manufactured silencers. I’m looking forward to getting my hands on one for some real world testing.

DD Wave

Direct Thread

  • MSRP: $986
  • Manufacturing # / SKU 06-140-11198-006
  • Restricted Shipping Yes
  • Caliber 7.62 x 51mm / .308 Winchester
  • Manufacturer Daniel Defense
  • Muzzle Thread 5⁄8×24 TPI (Threads Per Inch)
  • DANIEL DEFENSE DD WAVE® 7.62 (DT)

The new DD WAVE 7.62 sound suppressor’s advanced cascading baffle geometry more effectively attenuates sound than simpler baffle styles. The DD WAVE’s unique one-piece, 3D-printed Inconel baffle/tube eliminates the need for welds—typically the weakest points of a traditional suppressor—providing unmatched strength and durability. Constructed of Inconel, stainless steel, and titanium—and then Cerakote coated—the DD WAVE 7.62 is fiercely strong yet lightweight, making it durable, and reliable for full auto use.

  • One-piece 3D-Printed Inconel baffle/tube for superior strength
  • Advanced cascading baffle geometry effectively attenuates sound
  • Contains no welds, typically the weakest point of a suppressor
  • Inconel, stainless steel, & titanium construction for durability
  • Reinforced blast chamber for maximum life cycle
  • No tools required
  • Designed for full-auto use
  • Available in both 5/8×24(7.62mm) & 1/2×28(5.56mm) configurations
  • Made in USA

QD Mount

  • MSRP: $1,157
  • Manufacturing # / SKU 06-140-13051-006
  • Restricted Shipping Yes
  • Caliber 7.62 x 51mm / .308 Winchester
  • Manufacturer Daniel Defense
  • Muzzle Thread 5⁄8×24 TPI (Threads Per Inch)
  • DANIEL DEFENSE DD WAVE® 7.62 (QD)

The new DD WAVE 7.62 sound suppressor’s advanced cascading baffle geometry more effectively attenuates sound than simpler baffle styles. The DD WAVE’s unique one-piece, 3D-printed Inconel baffle/tube eliminates the need for welds—typically the weakest points of a traditional suppressor—providing unmatched strength and durability. Our ACME Thread Quick-Clamping System won’t carbon lock, and securely clamps the suppressor to a 17-4 PH stainless steel muzzle device, making it easy to remove even after extended use. Constructed of Inconel, stainless steel, and titanium—and then Cerakote coated—the DD WAVE 7.62 is fiercely strong yet lightweight, making it durable, and reliable for full auto use.

  • One-piece 3D-Printed Inconel baffle/tube for superior strength
  • Advanced cascading baffle geometry effectively attenuates sound
  • Contains no welds, typically the weakest point of a suppressor
  • Inconel, stainless steel, & titanium construction for durability
  • Reinforced blast chamber for maximum life cycle
  • Acme thread quick-clamping system. Does not carbon lock. Patent Pending
  • Easy to lock & unlock suppressor. No tools required
  • Designed for full-auto use
  • Available in both 5/8×24(7.62mm) & 1/2×28(5.56mm) configurations
  • Made in USA

DD Wave Video:

The new DD WAVE sound suppressor’s advanced cascading baffle geometry more effectively attenuates sound than simpler baffle styles. The DD WAVE’s unique one-piece, 3D printed Inconel baffle/tube eliminates the need for welds—typically the weakest points of a traditional suppressor—providing unmatched strength and durability. Our Acme Thread Quick-Clamping System won’t carbon lock, and securely clamps the suppressor to a 17-4 PH stainless steel muzzle device, making it easy to remove even after extended use.

Constructed of Inconel, stainless steel, and titanium—and then Cerakote coated—the DD WAVE 7.62 is fiercely strong yet lightweight, making it durable and reliable enough for a variety of calibers from 5.56 to .300 Win Mag.

The no-tools, Acme Thread Quick-Clamping System securely mounts to a 17-4PH stainless steel muzzle device. Heavy acme threads on the muzzle device serve to disrupt carbon build-up as the suppressor is detached, allowing for easy removal even after extended use.

Chosen for its ability to generate very unique designs, the laser sintering approach to 3D printing that is used primarily to create parts for space rockets was applied to the unique, one-piece baffle design of the DD WAVE. Aside from design, the DD WAVE is constructed from Inconel, an alloy used primarily in aerospace due to its ability to retain strength even at extreme temperatures.

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  • noob

    Interesting that they went with a very traditional looking baffle design, barring the slight wave in the profile halfway down the baffle cone.

    When OSS’s Flow-Through baffleless suppressor seems like an ideal design concept to go with powder sintering – because you can just push out the excess powder with compressed air and you have a finished part.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/3dce49a77096b57ecdd634c0d513b3499689e19c249e36b497da15efe04ef7a9.jpg

  • noob

    There’s also a new player on the metal printing technology – Desktop Metal is making high throughput metal 3d printers that bind the metal particles with a plastic binder (similar to MIM green parts) and then you bake out the binder in a sintering oven.

    Because it uses ink jet technology it is a lot cheaper to build a Desktop Metal style printer than to make a CNC mill or a high power laser sintering machine.

    Now if somebody could figure out the chemistry of the polymer binder and the “anti-sintering agents” that are printed on the support metal powder and open source it without getting sued, well that’s a whole nother world opening up again.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/8f77c398920b637fcb7d151e5642a99408db56275d03d2aeeb5d9cc26ddbeb10.jpg

    • Pete – TFB Writer

      Great info. Thanks.

      • noob

        🙂 TFB is my favorite place on the web. I hope that you can go see all the cool machines that I can’t get to in person and tell me what they’re like in real life.

  • RSG

    I wonder how long until barrels are manufactured with a baffling system?

    • noob

      as to why this hasn’t been printed already, **puts on sunglasses** I’m baffled.

  • JumpIf NotZero

    They can make any design they want with DMLS/printing…. And they chose to make something that is entirely machinable.

    Tells me GIMMICK.

    Bring the weight down and give me something that just can’t exist without the process they’ve chosen – and I might be interested.

    • Pete – TFB Writer

      Hell must be freezing over. Second time today that I’m pretty much agreeing with you.

      • iksnilol

        ‘Git the shotgun, pigs are flyin’!