3D Printing has come a long way in a short amount of time, it went from crude AR receivers to full SIG P250 frames. A while back we posted about a 3D printed Ruger 10/22 receiver video that made the rounds online, well PrintedFirearm posted a step-by-step article on making a 10/22 receiver to show just how it’s done. I’ll probably stick to my firearms with metal receivers for now, but it’s interesting to see what can be done with 3D printers.
These early prints were done in 2013 but with all the recent hype about 3d printed Ruger 10/22 Rifles being printed we wanted to confirm that yes its possible and we’ve done it before.
The CAD files for the Ruger 10/22 rifle receiver are in the latest Fosscad Megapack 4.7. An STL file was created directly from the solid model (IGES file) and was printed using Bolson black ABS (Below). Haveblue printed the receiver upside down so that the interior didn’t need any support material, and thus would provide as good a finish as possible.
Photo credit to MaDuece on Imgur