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3D Printed AR-15 Part Linked to Extreme Right Boogaloo Group

When the topic of 3D printing guns comes up, it’s always difficult to know what to do. On the one hand, we can cover it and add to the scaremongering…

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…

Misinformation, Panic, and 3D Printed Guns

In June 2018, Cody Wilson’s non-profit Defense Distributed and the U.S. State Department settled their long-running lawsuit over whether the government can block the Internet distribution of Defense Distributed’s digital…

3D Printing News Briefs: August 10, 2018

We’ve got some business news to start things off with in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, followed by a little research and a really cool 3D printed costume. The Department…

Australian Cosplayer Faces Prison for 3D Printed Replica Guns

Lately, the topic of 3D printed guns has been a hot one, particularly in the United States as the legality of 3D printing guns and distributing their design files online has…

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…

3D Printed Guns: Bad People can go on Instagram and get an Instagun

Lawmakers speak out against 3D printed guns with Senator Richard Blumenthal  saying that “these ghost guns are the new wave of American gun violence.” Senator Edward Markey says that “Donald Trump…

We Have to Take a Stand on 3D Printed Guns

We as a 3D Printing community to take a stand on 3D printed guns. I don’t know where you stand politically on the gun debate, nor do I care. We…

3D Printing Crime, The Dark Web, Bitcoin and The King of Queens

That 3D printing could be used for crime was already on many people’s minds years ago. Law enforcement agencies have been learning about 3D printing for the past few decades…

3D Printing Bump-Fire Stocks

Before the horrific massacre in Las Vegas, I, and I suspect most people, had never heard of bump stocks or bump-fire stocks.  As shown below, they are after-market gun stocks…

Top Ten Ways 3D Printing Will Kill You and Your Loved Ones

Many people somehow see 3D printing as some benign force. The technophile’s latest solution to the world’s ills is a small box that spits out plastic. It too, as the…

3D Printing: The Stories We Missed — February 18, 2017

Reseller agreements galore, Tri-Tech acquired, a new Silver Member for America Makes, Iran produces its very first bioprinter, more 3D printed guns hysteria and Additive Industries announces the finalists of the…

Here’s What a Full Year of 3D Printing in the Cosplay World Looks Like

3D printing is being used every day to make positive changes all over the world, in varied fields from aerospace to medical to education. Then, there’s what I like to…

More Arrests, 3D Printed Gun Fears in Australia

For the past year or so, we’ve been following the continuing story of Australia’s 3D printed gun issue. The country has strict gun laws, but the government has grown increasingly…

3D Printing: The Stories We Missed This Week — October 22, 2016

On this edition of “The Stories We Missed This Week,” we take a trip around the world to unearth the latest 3D printing news we were unable to cover over…

Another Setback for 3D Printed Gun Advocate Cody Wilson as Court of Appeals Rules That National Security Concerns Outweigh Free Speech

Court cases having to do with 3D printing are usually related to copyright infringement – and there are certainly a lot of those, as the legal system struggles to keep…

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon Lists 3D Printing Among Potential Global Threats

It’s the classic super-technology dilemma. What happens when 3D printing falls into the wrong hands? In a speech given to the UN Security Council on Tuesday, Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon voiced his…

TSA Discovers 3D Printed Gun in Carry-On Luggage at Reno Airport

It’s safe to say that one of the most controversial topics in the 3D printing world – if not the most controversial – is that of 3D printed guns. Guns…

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…

Down Under: Missing 3D Printer Used to Make Illegal Gun Found & More Bikies in Cuffs

Australia definitely has a love/hate relationship with 3D printing. There are numerous research programs and innovative ideas coming to us from Down Under, from a periodontist bioprinting jaw and gum…

Hit Italian Crime TV Series ‘Gomorra’ Features Homemade 3D Printed Guns

One of the most successful TV series on Sky Atlantic right (for those who don’t know Sky is Rupert Murdoch’s European Satellite TV network) is the Italian crime TV series…

UK Government Report Says 3D Printing is a Threat to National Security, and That Should Scare You

The Ministry of Defence is a government department within the UK that takes responsibility for managing the nation’s official defense policy and their various armed forces. However it also has…

Cody Wilson Announces Impending Release of 3D Files for $150 Machine Gun; Some Fear He is ‘Making Things Easier’ for Terrorists

As the face of DIY guns (and DIY on the cheap), Cody Wilson may be the original bad boy of 3D printing–and many are worried all his defiant bravado–as well…