Is it possible to 3D print a bullet?
It indeed is, as these 9mm 3D printed projectiles prove. Here’s a test of the 9mm 3D printed bullets so you can see just how well they work.
Youtuber Panzerkopf shared a video any 3D printer owner will find interesting. These bullets are actually 3D printed—and then tested out.
How effective are 3D printed bullets anyway? Well, these ultra light 9mm projectiles hit with much less power than a standard lead bullet. The lightweight bullet also causes less pressure when fired, turning this Glock pistol into a manually operated pistol.
The 3D printed bullets, when hitting a hard enough target, break into pieces.
What real-world applications would 3D printed bullets have? Maybe backyard shooting or dispatching vermin up close. This was an interesting experiment, but for now, 3D printed bullets indeed need more weight to be a proper projectile.