187: How To 3D Print Firearms Anywhere In The World – Sean Aranda

Sean Aranda interviewed by Mikkel Thorup on The Expat Money Show

Today’s guest on the Expat Money Show is Sean Aranda from 3D Print General. He began his 3D printing explorations by becoming the Operations Manager for SD3D in early 2015. With over a dozen FDM machines and a few hundred clients, he was able to amass thousands of hours of successful print time while with the company.  He now runs a growing YouTube channel and promotes his new 2022 edition of 3D Printing Failures book.



  • Top strategies from a pro like Sean on how you can make your own guns at home.
  • Step by step instructions on what you can build, where to get the plans, and other really important things so you don’t blow your hands off
  • Find out what Sean is most excited about, and why… I was pretty excited too!
  • Advice from a pro, Sean explains everything you need to know about 3D printing and more.
  • The #1 question newbies like me ask a pro when it comes to 3D printing. Don’t laugh too hard!
  • How 3D guns actually work… Sean explains it all so you can understand it, even if you know nothing about 3D printers.
  • Learn what the best 3 printers are to buy and what happens if you don’t follow these guidelines.
  • If you think this is the hobby for you, listen as we discuss the different kinds of 3D guns and other really fun things you can make yourself.
  • Why 3D printers are the future and how you can build whatever you want!
  • The single biggest game-changer of the decade… literally as big as Bitcoin, make sure you listen to this podcast episode with Sean, you won’t be disappointed.
  • Sean and I discuss gun control and decentralizing self-defence because legal and law have nothing to do with morals and values.



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Sean’s YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/The3DPrintGeneral

Sean’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/3DPrintGeneral

Sean’s Book: https://amzn.to/3vXZQzs

Guide to Getting Started: https://ctrlpew.com/the-complete-getting-started-guide

CTRL Pew Twitter: https://twitter.com/CtrlPew

Ender 3: https://amzn.to/39cqaNq

Ender 3 V2 (some upgrades and quieter): https://amzn.to/3wdVcw6

Ender 3 S1 (more upgrades): https://amzn.to/3wgt1MZ

Prusa Printers: https://www.prusa3d.com

Polymaker (Sean’s favourite filament brand): https://polymaker.com



Honestly, I loved this episode with Sean. As I’ve already mentioned, I believe this will be a game-changer. You listen, you tell me your thoughts in our Forum, I really want to hear what you think.


About The Host, Mikkel Thorup

Mikkel Thorup; the host of The Expat Money Show, has 20+ years in continual travel around the world, visiting more than 100 countries including Colombia, North Korea, Zimbabwe and Iran.

His goal now is to help Expats just like you to generate additional streams of income, eliminate your tax bill, and take advantage of offshore structures so you can travel the world freely and never have to worry about money again.

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1 Comment

  1. Marc de Piolenc on 05/11/2022 at 10:50 PM

    One other valuable quality of plastic 3-D printed parts is to serve as expendable masters for so-called “lost wax” casting, which allows very accurate parts to be cast in any castable alloy from a meltable master. Basically, lost wax can be used with any casting process, but in every case it simplifies things by not requiring the operator to carefully remove a permanent pattern from the mold. At least one vendor confirms this is possible with their FDM machines and materials.

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