3D printed firearms

3D Printing News Briefs, June 15, 2024: 3D Printed Research & Lamps & Guns & More

In 3D Printing News Briefs today, we’ll start with some business and research news, then move on to a software tool. We’ve got a story about an accused terrorist and…

Polls of the Week: Are 3D Printed Guns a Threat and Should We Regulate Them?

One of the most controversial topics in the 3D printing industry, hands-down, is guns. It’s been a major point of contention for years, and people typically have very strong opinions…

3D Printing News Briefs, April 3, 2024: Kickstarter FDM 3D Printer, Artificial Eyes, & More

In 3D Printing News Briefs today, we’re talking about an FDM 3D printer on Kickstarter, advancements in artificial eye creation, and 3D printed solenoids for electromagnets. Then we’ll move on…

Daring AM: The Global Crackdown on 3D Printed Firearms Continues

In the last few years, a surge in police raids uncovering 3D printed guns has led to concerns about their growing association with criminal gangs. Although typically seen as inferior…

Daring AM: Canada Tackles Increase of 3D Printed Gun Arrests and Sentences

Recent incidents in Canada have brought to light the arrest of individuals for possessing illegal 3D printed firearms, among other charges. These incidents, which resulted in multiple arrests, serve as…

Alleged NYPD Report on 3D Printed Firearms Leaked Online

An advocate for 3D printed firearms published a document allegedly from the New York Police Department (NYPD) on “ghost guns” made with 3D printed components. The individual claims to have…

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New York Bill Would Require Background Check to Buy a 3D Printer over 3D Printed Gun Fears

The public debate regarding 3D printed weapons has taken a potentially pernicious turn, as New York State considers a bill regulating the sale of 3D printers, rather than guns themselves….

Global Crackdown on 3D Printed Ghost Guns Escalates

In just one week, law enforcement agencies in Canada, Trinidad and Tobago, Pennsylvania, and New York reported busts involving 3D printed guns. In Canada, a joint operation led by the…

US Supreme Court Maintains ATF Authority as 3D Printed Gun Arrests Continue

Amid growing concerns over the untraceable nature of ghost guns, including 3D printed firearms, the US Supreme Court recently upheld the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) ‘s…

Sen. Gillibrand Spearheads Effort Against 3D Printed Guns with New Legislation

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand formally announced the 3D Printed Gun Safety Act, a legislative initiative initially introduced by Massachusetts Senator Ed Markey in July 2021. The bill’s primary objective is…

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3D Printed Gun-Related Arrests Double from 2022

In the fight against illicit firearms, the growing number of arrests related to 3D printed guns is a red flag rising yearly. Last year, 3DPrint.com’s report shed light on the…

3D Printed Gun Arrests, Raids and a Man who Got $3,000 at a Gun Buyback

Following an investigative story published by 3DPrint.com this June about 3D printed gun-related arrests and confirmation by the Dutch police of an increase in this type of ghost weapons (unserialized,…

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No, Shinzo Abe’s Murder Weapon Probably Wasn’t a 3D Printed Gun

Amid the assassination of Japan’s longest-serving prime minister, Shinzo Abe, one detail stood out: the weapon used was homemade. This has led to speculation about whether it was a 3D…

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Dutch Police Confirm Increase in 3D Printed Guns

Dutch police recently revealed that there has been a significant increase in 3D printed weapons in the Netherlands and abroad. The announcement comes after the National Unit, which combats serious…

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3D Printed Gun Arrests Tripled in Less Than Two Years – 3DPrint.com Investigates

Gun violence is on the rise. Recent events, including mass shootings at an elementary school in Texas, a deadly assault at a medical facility in Oklahoma, and last year’s anti-Semitic…

3D Printing News Briefs, January 29, 2022: Magnets, Materials, & More

We’re starting with some interesting research on 3D printing molecular magnets in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, and then moving on to materials, as the Lehvoss Group plans to present…

Teen Shoots Self Accidentally with Gun Made with 3D Printed Parts

A 16-year-old from the Virginia city of Hopewell shot himself in the leg by accident while working on a home-made semiautomatic pistol. The boy had apparently been assembling a gun…

3D Printing News Briefs, August 19, 2021: Software Release, Medical Devices, & More

In today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, we’ve got an updated software release to tell you about, followed by news of a medical device startup using Nanofabrica’s Tera 250 micro AM…

HEXWAVE: Waving Goodbye to “Threat” of 3D Printed Guns?

3D printed guns remain a controversy, despite the comparatively little threat they pose compared to mass-produced weaponry (that isn’t to say that there are no dangers to the technology). As…

University of Mississippi: How to Trace 3D Printed Guns for Forensic Analysis

Parker Riley Ball is a thesis student at the University of Mississippi, exploring some complex areas regarding 3D printing, outlined in ‘Development of a Dart-Mass Spectral Database for 3D Printed…

The Debate Over 3D Printed Guns Rages on Around the US

The topic of 3D printed guns has been a pretty hot button issue around the world for quite a while, and especially in the US at this time. But rather than…

What You Need to Know About 3D Printed Guns and Why You Don’t Need to Fear them

In the early hours of Sunday June 12th, a lone gunman armed with a SIG Sauer MCX semi-automatic rifle burst into the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida and over the…

What NOT to Do When Using Sculpteo’s 3D Printing Services!

As more people begin to use 3D printing services, like those offered by Sculpteo, it is easy to detect frequently occurring mistakes from the long list of how-to’s involved with…

The Shuty MP-1 is the Latest 3D Printed Working Semi-Automatic Handgun

Last summer YouTuber and gun enthusiast Derwood released video of the successful test firing of the first 3D printed semi-automatic handgun. He called his gun the Shuty, and while it…