3D Printed Guns

Democrats Reintroduce Bill to Ban Plastic Guns in Wake of TSA Lapses & Advancing 3D Printers

One of the most hotly debated topics when it comes to 3D printing are laws or the lack thereof laws which aim to protect the public via bans on undetectable…

US Government Proposes ITAR Amendments to Choke off Distribution of 3D Printable Gun Models

Early last month we covered a story which could ultimately have major implications for those living here in the US. Cody Wilson and his company Defense Distributed filed a suit…

Get Your Full Size Destiny 3D Printable Gjallahorn Rocket Launcher from MyMiniFactory

The 3D printing industry has dozens of 3D model marketplaces at this point, many of them trying to set themselves apart by putting their own spin on the business model….

The World’s First Condom-Powered 3D Printed Hand Gun is Created

If you are anything like me, you’re a freelance writer and the owner of chinchillas. But if that isn’t what connects us, it might be that sometimes you lay awake…

Design Team at UT Austin 3D Prints a Reverse Engineered Cap Gun

Students studying mechanical engineering at the University of Texas at Austin are required to take a course called, not surprisingly, “Introduction to Mechanical Engineering.” As part of this course, the…

3D Printing: The Stories We Didn’t Cover This Week — May 16, 2015

This week’s stories we didn’t cover include several about filament, the stuff that printed things are made of. Lenovo has announced a $3 million investment in Polymaker for filament development, an…

Images & Details Revealed: ‘Imura Pistol’ v2.0 3D Printed Gun

One of the more controversial issues surrounding 3D printing, that of guns, seems to be a popular headline as of late. Just yesterday it was revealed that Cody Wilson’s Defense…

3D Printed Gun Lawsuit Filed: Cody Wilson Challenges The US State Department

If there is one figure who embodies a majority of the controversy surrounding 3D printing, that figure would likely be Cody Wilson. The law school dropout, who I must say…

California Deputies Raid Identity Theft Ring and Find “3D Printer” Making an AR-15 Lower

The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department in California says it all began with a report of a credit card being stolen from the front porch of a residence, and the…

UK Police Note Potential for 3D Printing Uses in Terrorist Activity

While 3D printers create amazing products for the good of humanity–assisting in surgeries via modeling, tissue reconstruction via bioprinting, and manufacture of prosthetic limbs, to name just a few ways–the weapons…

Australian Senate Not Convinced That Laws to Prevent 3D Printed Guns Are Needed

A pair of reports from the Australian Senate’s Legal and Constitutional Affairs References Committee reveals that while law enforcement, and federal and state governments are considering regulations to deal with…

North America Just Tested Its First Functional Metal 3D Printed Gun Silencer

Metal 3D printing has started to revolutionize the design and manufacturing of automobile engines, rocket engines, medical devices, and even jewelry. Thanks to metal 3D printing processes like Selective Laser…

New York Congressman Steve Israel to Propose New Bill to Ban 3D Printed Firearms

Gun rights groups from Defense Distributed to the NRA to Come and Take It Texas will not be pleased with the latest piece of proposed legislation from Congressman Steve Israel. Israel,…

BrainExploderCreations 3D Prints Shotshells for Airsoft Revolvers

During the 1970s, strict firearms laws in Japan led to the development of “Airsoft” guns and the game played with them. One source says the earliest mass produced Airsoft gun likely…

Powerful & Functional 3D Printed AR-10 Lower Receiver, Fires 7.62-Millimeter Bullets ‘Without Issue’

While even the most detached layperson will tell you they are aware of some of the amazing and positive feats being accomplished with 3D printing — from heartwarming stories of…

Texas Gun Dealer 3D Prints a Plastic Silencer

Call them what you will — a silencer, a suppressor, a moderator, a muffler, or a can — but they’re all devices to reduce the sound of a round being discharged from…

Designer Creates Working Airsoft Version of Rorsch X1 Rifle from Battlefield 4

Kirby Downey is a product designer from South Africa who currently lives in London, and he specializes in taking objects and adding a technical and mechanical side to them. He…

Defense, War & Terrorism: How Will the 3D Printing Revolution Change Everything?

None of us want to have to report on the dark side of something like 3D printing, a technology bursting with innovation and offering resources for doing so much good…

Cody Wilson is Willing to Pay $15K for Mark One 3D Printer to Create Carbon Fiber Printed Gun

Cody Wilson is probable one of the most controversial figures within the 3D printing space. In fact, Wired ranked him the 14th most dangerous person in the world. With that said,…

FedEx Bans Shipments of Cody Wilson’s Ghost Gunner Lower Receiver ‘3D Printer’

One thing about the exponential progress we are seeing within technology is that as time goes by, it becomes more and more difficult to predict what will come next. If you…

Shoot Beer Not Bullets: 3D Printed Beer Shooter

Instructables Community Manager Mike (user name: mikeasaurus) has designed and released an edgier way to get your beer to your mouth all while keeping your hands from getting cold (or even…

This 3D Printed 6-Barrel Rubber Band Gatling Gun Can Shoot up to 48 Rounds Per Load

Boy do I wish 3D printing was around when I was a little boy. The possibilities that this technology provides are endless, and when it comes to toys, that might…

German Designer 3D Prints Futuristic, Functioning, 3D Printed ‘M-1 Enforcer’ Airsoft Rifle

Over the last couple of months we have been following the work of an up-and-coming artist who goes by the handle ‘Printing the Revolution’ on YouTube. Although he prefers to…

3D Printing: The Stories We Didn’t Cover This Week — January 17

2015 is well underway, with the Consumer Electronics Show‘s news so last week, and a stream of new stories that continue to captivate us regarding 3D printing’s evolution as an…