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[SHOT 2018] 3D Printed Suppressors From Thermal Defense Solutions

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Off of the crowded SHOT Show floor, I was lucky enough to have a private meeting with Thermal Defense Solutions, a new suppressor company that is leveraging additive manufacturing processes (3D Printing) to build silencers. The team is ready to bring out four new suppressors that are compact, lightweight, extremely durable and priced comparable to traditionally made silencers.

Previously focused on building rocket engine parts that need to endure harsh temperature changes, the engineers at Thermal Defense Solutions initially started building silencers for military and government entities. Outside of the four models currently available, they have built mission-specific silencers like a light weight polymer suppressor for pilot escape and evasion kits, and a 3D printed aluminum silencer that has extreme temperature control abilities. All models are built in-house and scalable to meet demand.

The below pictured models are pre-production units that have gone through testing, so pattern designs and colors may change. In fact, because the process doesn’t require retooling, surface designs can be changed to add logos or limited edition patterns. Quick detach models are planned for the near future.

Pricing and details can be found below.

This suppressor features low back pressure and superior sound reduction while only adding 4 inches to the end of the barrel.

Key Features:

  • Sound reduction: 28 db
  • Weight: 14 ounces
  • Reflex design: only adding 4 inches to gun length
  • Material: 3D Printed Inconel 718
  • MSRP: $999


This lightweight full-size supressor featuring excellent sound reduction while maintaing toughness and durability

Key Features:

  • Sound reduction: 31 db
  • Weight: 11 ounces
  • Material: 3D Printed Inconel 718
  • MSRP: $899


Rugged and efficient suppressor, the TDS-V features low back pressure for automatic rifles.

Key Features:

  • Sound reduction: 26 db
  • Weight: 14 ounces
  • Material: 3D Printed Inconel 718
  • MSRP: $949


This small and compact suppressor can handle the abuse of centerfire rifles while minimizing weight.

Key Features:

  • Sound reduction: 20 db
  • Weight: 6.5 ounces
  • Material: 3D Printed Inconel 718
  • MSRP: $599

Thermal Defense Solutions

Thermal Defense Solutions

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