ARK 2.0 Details
Invader Zip is a 3D gun developer who created Ark 2.0 project, which is a project that aims to help the 3D2A community to be more innovative in the higher caliber arena.
They did this by using a tri-material design to create a 3D printed firearm that can reliably fire rifle calibers utilizing mostly AR15 internals.
The firearm is mostly 3D printed, meaning that it was made using a consumer grade printer using common filaments (i.e. PLA+, Nylon, etc).
The hope is that this project will help to create more possibilities and innovation for the 3D printed gun community.
ARK 2.0 in the Wild
Some more slo-mo ARK 2.0 action from #GMM3 pic.twitter.com/aBWpKcLsa1— krrawn (@krrawn) April 27, 2023
My original ARK2.0 cleared well over 1k rounds yesterday after competing with it again on Sat and mag dumping another 200+ through it on Monday@InvaderZip_ pic.twitter.com/KJ9oGA66OA— krrawn (@krrawn) September 27, 2022
ARK 2.0 Tech Specs
The ARK 2.0 is quite modular and customizable when it comes to a users overall design, chambered caliber, and amount of DIY they want to bite off.
The ARK has been successfully beta tested using .223Win, 5.56x45NATO, 300BO, 7.62x39mm, 350Legend.
This makes this gun a step up in stopping power and innovation from the 9mm FGC-9 MK2.
The ARK 2.0 is one of the rare designs that fits into the “mostly 3D printed” category of gun CAD designs. This allows for more widespread access and ability to build this gun.
This design utilizes a mix of 3D printed, standard AR15, and/or prefabricated metal parts (available from sendcutsend.com or ghost gun parts kit vendors).
Required Parts for the ARK 2.0
- 3D Printer
- AR15 Barrel
- AR15 Bolt Carrier Group
- AR15 Lower Parts Kit
- AR15 Buffer Weight/Spring
- AR15 Gas Block/Gas Tube
- AR15 0.004″ Barrel Nut Shim
- Charging Handle
- Enhanced Cam Pin
- ARK2.0 Hardware Kit
- PTFE Tubing
- 1/4-20 Binding Barrel (4 pieces)
- 1/4-20 Square Nut (2 pieces)
- M5x20mm Bolt (2 Pieces)
- M3x20mm Socket Head Bolt (2 Pieces)
- 1/4-20 All-Thread SEE GUIDE ABOVE GENERIC
- M5 Heatset Insert (2 pieces)
- 1/4-20 Hex Nut (2 Pieces)
- Mild Steel Plates
- Hand drill
- Allen key set
- Screw drivers
- Armorer hammer
- Basic punch set
Suggested 3D Printed ARK 2.0 Settings
Invader Zip recommends the following slicer settings for the best ARK 2.0 print:
Nozzle Size: 0.4mm
Layer Height: 0.2mm
Infill Density: 100%
Build Plate Adhesion: Brim or Raft
- PLA+ (eSun, Polymaker Pro or stronger)
- CF Nylon
This project is great and surprisingly does not require following 100+ steps.
The ARK 2.0’s guide is very clear, concise, and accessible to 3D gun builders at all levels. Give it a go and print your ARK today!