Additive Manufacturing Strategies

Who Needs a Liberator When You Can Have the Frizerator – A 3D Printed Frisbee Shooting Gun

ST Medical Devices

Share this Article

frizerator4When it comes to 3D printing, one of the most debatable topics is that of 3D printed guns. A man named Cody Wilson has been at the forefront of this debate, following the release of his “Liberator” gun. The Liberator, which is 3D printed out of plastic, has been shown to be able to fire live ammunition without blowing up in the shooter’s face. Now, one man may just have Cody Wilson beat, with a gun unlike anything we have seen 3D printed before.

David Bogenhagen has designed and 3D printed a gun he calls the Frizerator H-3, and instead of firing deadly bullets it fires… frisbees. That’s right, those fun little discs that everyone is familiar with.

“I’m an avid Frisbee player competing quite a bit in the 1980’s when Wham-O was sponsoring and competition was emerging from grassroots contests to full fledged national events,” Bogenhagen tells 3DPrint.com. “One day back in the 80’s I spotted a ‘fristol’ in the store, bought it and played around with it. I got my Makerbot 2x last year at Christmas time. As a career Mechanical Engineer, I decided to observe my fristol and design my own that I could print out. I took the name of the 3D printed gun, ‘Liberator’, and altered it into ‘Frizerator’ since it shoots Frisbees.”

frizerator-featured

Definitely not nearly as controversial as the Liberator, the Frizerator features quite the impressive design. Built entirely of 3D printed parts, which can all be downloaded for free via Thingiverse, this gun is sure to provide hours of entertainment for people of all ages.

frizerator5Bogenhagen — who competed in all sorts of Frisbee sports such as Frisbee Golf, Ultimate Frisbee, and others — used Autodesk Inventor to design his frisbee shooting gun. He guesses that it took him between 10-20 hours of designing to get it to the point where it is at now. Currently it can shoot up to 20 yards, which is quite impressive, since many people can’t even throw a frisbee that far.

“About all I do with [it] is to set up stuff to knock over, like a carnival game,” Bogenhagen tells us. “I guess games could be adapted to it.”

Sounds like fun to me! At least much more fun that firing a Liberator with live ammunition that may or may not blow up in my face.  Bogenhagen ensures us that general usage of his gun is quite safe.

frizerator3If you decide to 3D print the Frizerator, Bogenhagen recommends printing all its parts with double walls. All in all, there are seven total STL files that make up the entire gun, including one disc. Additional discs may also be 3D printed.  For those of you who don’t own 3D printers but would still like to own one of these guns, you can purchase one already 3D printed, including 6 discs, for $31.05 on MakeXYZ’s store.

What do you think? Have you 3D printed the Frizerator H-3 yet? Discuss in the Frizerator H-3 forum thread on 3DPB.com.

Share this Article


Recent News

FDM 3D Printing Support Removal Times Cut in Half with VORSA 500

3D Printing Drone Swarms, Part 12: 3D Printing Missiles



Categories

3D Design

3D Printed Art

3D Printed Food

3D Printed Guns


You May Also Like

ICAM 2021: Keynotes on 3D Printing in Healthcare & Aerospace

At last month’s International Conference on Additive Manufacturing (ICAM) 2021 in Anaheim, California, hosted by ASTM International’s Additive Manufacturing Center of Excellence (AMCOE), a wide variety of topics were covered,...

Featured

3D Printing Unicorns: Gelato Gets $240M in Funding, Expands into 3D Printing

On-demand printing platform Gelato, based in Oslo, Norway, achieved the coveted unicorn status after a new funding round. On August 16, 2021, the company announced it had raised $240 million...

Featured

US Army and Raytheon to Use 3D Systems Metal 3D Printing to Heat-Optimize Munitions

3D Systems (NYSE: DDD) has been chosen by defense contractor Raytheon and the U.S. Army’s central laboratory to help with a design optimization project. To do that, the 3D Systems’...

Raytheon Receives Funding for Aerospace 3D Printing of Optical Components

This spring, Ohio-based America Makes, the leading collaborative partner in additive technology research, discovery, and innovation for the US, announced its latest Project Call for AXIOM, or  Additive for eXtreme Improvement...


Shop

View our broad assortment of in house and third party products.