Michigan-based Sintercore LLC have developed a range of muzzle brakes that are billed as the first commercial 3D printed firearm parts. Called Auxetik (pronounced Aug-ZETIK), the firearm parts were created using Direct Metal Laser Sintering, an additive metal fabrication technology that fuses metal powder into a solid part by melting it locally using the focused laser beam. Layer by layer parts are built up additively. This process allows for both complex internal features and unconventional external forms.
The company's press release:
"Sintercore LLC released the first 3D printed metal firearms part for pre-order. Neal Brace, founder of Sintercore and a former active duty U.S. Marine Corps infantryman, designed the device to help firearm operators more effectively control their rifles and pistols under rapid fire. The device, named AuxetikTM, represents a significant advance in firearm industry manufacturing. The word AuxetikTM is derived from the Greek word "auxetikos," which means "that which tends to increase."
Mr. Brace's invention consists of a fully-dense Inconel muzzle brake created using direct metal laser sintering technology.
Sintercore's HYLT (hybrid linear / transverse) brake technology reduces recoil, eliminates muzzle rise, and minimizes concussion. This technology is based on 3D printed linear gas vents, a Sintercore innovation, which allows an amount of gas to flow forward from one expansion chamber into the next expansion chamber through channels that could not be easily made in traditionally manufactured cast, machined, or EMD'd part.
The AuxetikTM muzzle brake retails at $399.98 and is available at a pre-order price of $299.98."
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ThatGuy wrote at 8/2/2013 2:02:20 AM:
Looks like the KAC Costa brake.....