3d printed guns

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

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 flying cars and jetpacks, will come to save us from ourselves. What many people do not know is that 3D printing is the portent of […]

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 flying cars and jetpacks, will come to save us from ourselves. What many people do not...
3D Printing: The Stories We Missed -- February 18, 2017

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 Additive World Design Challenge.   3D Center Becomes an atum3D Reseller Dutch DLP 3D printer company atum3D has entered into an extensive reseller agreement with 3D […]

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 Additive World Design Challenge.   3D Center...
Here's What a Full Year of 3D Printing in the Cosplay World Looks Like

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 call the “nerd factor.” This is a good thing: sometimes it’s just fun to play using 3D printers and scanners, creating 3D printed Death Stars, 3D […]

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 call the “nerd factor.” This is a good thing: sometimes it’s just fun to play...
More Arrests, 3D Printed Gun Fears in Australia

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 concerned about the opportunity for criminals to fabricate their own weapons using 3D printers. The debate over how dangerous 3D printed guns truly are is […]

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 concerned about the opportunity for criminals to fabricate their own weapons...
3D Printing: The Stories We Missed This Week — October 22, 2016

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 the jam-packed week. For starters, Formlabs is bringing their 3D printing technology to India through a new distribution partnership with leading provider Novabeans. Michigan-based software […]

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 the jam-packed week. For starters, Formlabs is bringing their 3D printing technology to India through a new...
Another Setback for 3D Printed Gun Advocate Cody Wilson as Court of Appeals Rules That National Security Concerns Outweigh Free Speech

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 up with the convoluted intellectual property issues related to the expanding digital world. No 3D printing-related court case, however, is as well-known and controversial as […]

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 up with the convoluted intellectual property issues related to the expanding digital world. No...
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon Lists 3D Printing Among Potential Global Threats

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 concern that humans the world over are not properly prepared to deal with the potential dangers currently present. In addition to the standard trio of chemical, […]

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 concern that humans the world over are not properly prepared to...
TSA Discovers 3D Printed Gun in Carry-On Luggage at Reno Airport

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 in general are a hot-button topic in the US especially, and the fact that 3D printers have made it possible to make your own functional […]

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 in general are a hot-button topic in the US especially, and the fact that 3D printers have made it...
What You Need to Know About 3D Printed Guns and Why You Don’t Need to Fear them

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 next several hours murdered 49 people and injured another 53. The dead were primarily Latinx members of the LGBTQ community, the shooter presumably motivated by […]

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 next several hours murdered 49 people and injured another 53. The dead were primarily Latinx members...
Down Under: Missing 3D Printer Used to Make Illegal Gun Found & More Bikies in Cuffs

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 cells for future dental surgeries to a group of entrepreneurs using the technology to benefit a charity for children at risk. New partnerships and distribution agreements abound. 3D […]

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 cells for future dental surgeries to a group of entrepreneurs using...
Hit Italian Crime TV Series 'Gomorra' Features Homemade 3D Printed Guns

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 Gomorra, based on a book by writer Roberto Saviano about Neapolitan mafia, AKA the “Camorra”. Violent as ever, the series has been capturing international audiences because […]

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 Gomorra, based on a book by writer Roberto Saviano about Neapolitan mafia, AKA the...
UK Government Report Says 3D Printing is a Threat to National Security, and That Should Scare You

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 broader responsibilities that include protecting the country’s overseas interests, working to maintain peace and stability internationally and looking ahead to prevent unexpected or unforeseen dangers […]

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 broader responsibilities that include protecting the country’s...
Cody Wilson Announces Impending Release of 3D Files for $150 Machine Gun; Some Fear He is ‘Making Things Easier’ for Terrorists

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 as his designs–may catch the attention of the really bad guys capable of inflicting serious damage and taking casualties in more terrorist attacks. As the founder […]

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 as his designs–may catch the attention of the really bad guys capable of inflicting serious...
3D Printed Liberator Handgun Creator Cody Wilson Gets Some Support from Republican Members of Congress

3D Printed Liberator Handgun Creator Cody Wilson Gets Some Support from Republican Members of Congress

Two years ago, Cody Wilson, the inventor of the 3D printable Liberator handgun, uploaded the 3D printable files for the Liberator to his website Defense Distributed. After only two days, and 100,000 downloads, the US State Department ordered Wilson to remove the files from his website and cease distributing them immediately. They cited a law […]

Two years ago, Cody Wilson, the inventor of the 3D printable Liberator handgun, uploaded the 3D printable files for the Liberator to his website Defense Distributed. After only two days, and 100,000 downloads, the US State Department ordered Wilson to remove the files...
Any Thoughts, Mate? Australian Bust Furthers Conversation Regarding Criminalization of 3D Printed Guns

Any Thoughts, Mate? Australian Bust Furthers Conversation Regarding Criminalization of 3D Printed Guns

A few bad apples can spoil the whole bunch. It’s a saying we all know well, and it keeps ringing in my head regarding 3D printing and guns. Those errant excuses for fruit generally seem to make their way as a quotient into most new technologies because just as fast as the good guys make […]

A few bad apples can spoil the whole bunch. It’s a saying we all know well, and it keeps ringing in my head regarding 3D printing and guns. Those errant excuses for fruit generally seem to make their way as a quotient into most new technologies because just as fast as...
Australia’s Gold Coast: Loaded 3D Printed Gun Found in Raid of Sophisticated Meth Lab

Australia’s Gold Coast: Loaded 3D Printed Gun Found in Raid of Sophisticated Meth Lab

It was bound to happen, but who would have thought so soon? Just on the heels of further Aussie legislation and restrictions on 3D printed guns so as to begin pre-empting their possession from irresponsible and criminal hands, that’s now exactly where they have been found. In a meth lab bust offering up an inactive but […]

It was bound to happen, but who would have thought so soon? Just on the heels of further Aussie legislation and restrictions on 3D printed guns so as to begin pre-empting their possession from irresponsible and criminal hands, that’s now exactly where they have been...
The World’s First Fully 3D Printed Revolver is Here

The World’s First Fully 3D Printed Revolver is Here

Mechanical engineering student James Patrick recently uploaded a video to his YouTube channel showing off the fully functional PM522 Washbear .22LR revolver that he designed and 3D printed. With the exception of the firing pin, a few elastic bands that act as springs and the legally required amount of detectable metal, the entire gun including […]

Mechanical engineering student James Patrick recently uploaded a video to his YouTube channel showing off the fully functional PM522 Washbear .22LR revolver that he designed and 3D printed. With the exception of the firing pin, a few elastic bands that act as springs...
New South Wales, Australia: Parliament Passes Law Banning Possession of 3D Files for Guns

New South Wales, Australia: Parliament Passes Law Banning Possession of 3D Files for Guns

It’s no secret that criminals enjoy technology and the ‘next best thing’ as much as the law-abiding folk. And just because they are bad guys doesn’t mean they can’t harness serious savvy and skill, as well as being able to leverage some serious cash. As we’ve been told, crime never sleeps, nor do the software […]

It’s no secret that criminals enjoy technology and the ‘next best thing’ as much as the law-abiding folk. And just because they are bad guys doesn’t mean they can’t harness serious savvy and skill, as well as being able to leverage some serious cash. As we’ve been...
American Gun Show Uses Art and 3D Printing to Start a Conversation about Guns

American Gun Show Uses Art and 3D Printing to Start a Conversation about Guns

The United States Constitution for the most part is a remarkably well written document that lays down in clear and precise language the framework for our nation, however, there are exceptions. Whichever side that you fall on in the debate over the Second Amendment, it is hard to deny that it is a little vague and […]

The United States Constitution for the most part is a remarkably well written document that lays down in clear and precise language the framework for our nation, however, there are exceptions. Whichever side that you fall on in the debate over the Second Amendment, it...
3D Printing Shotgun Slugs with bronzeFill PLA Filament

3D Printing Shotgun Slugs with bronzeFill PLA Filament

There has been an ongoing debate over how to deal with 3D printable firearms raging for years now. Granted, it is only simmering for the moment, but depending on the outcome of Cody Wilson’s ongoing lawsuit, and the fact that guns are likely to be a hot topic of debate in next year’s Presidential election, […]

There has been an ongoing debate over how to deal with 3D printable firearms raging for years now. Granted, it is only simmering for the moment, but depending on the outcome of Cody Wilson’s ongoing lawsuit, and the fact that guns are likely to be a hot topic of...
The 3D Printed Arms Race Just Got Real with This Working Handheld Railgun

The 3D Printed Arms Race Just Got Real with This Working Handheld Railgun

Electromagnetic projectile launchers called railguns are what many in the military are hoping will be the weapon of the future. A railgun doesn’t use traditional projectile propellants like gunpowder or explosives, but instead they use electromagnetic fields to propel projectiles at speeds that can exceed an incredible Mach 10. A basic railgun design will include […]

Electromagnetic projectile launchers called railguns are what many in the military are hoping will be the weapon of the future. A railgun doesn’t use traditional projectile propellants like gunpowder or explosives, but instead they use electromagnetic fields to propel...
Cody Wilson's 3D Printed Liberator Lawsuit on Its Way to the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals

Cody Wilson's 3D Printed Liberator Lawsuit on Its Way to the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals

The landmark lawsuit against the United States State Department filed by gun rights advocate Cody Wilson and the creator of the 3D printed Liberator pistol continues to gain steam, even after a recent setback. Earlier this month, District Judge Robert Pitman denied Cody Wilson’s preliminary injunction against the State Department’s order that he stop disseminating the […]

The landmark lawsuit against the United States State Department filed by gun rights advocate Cody Wilson and the creator of the 3D printed Liberator pistol continues to gain steam, even after a recent setback. Earlier this month, District Judge Robert Pitman denied...
The Shuty Hybrid 3D Printed 9mm Pistol Raises Questions About 3D Printed Gun Control

The Shuty Hybrid 3D Printed 9mm Pistol Raises Questions About 3D Printed Gun Control

I say this as both a firearm enthusiast and an advocate for strong firearm regulation. It is becoming evident that there is a point when we as a society are just going to have to accept that 3D printed weapons are not going to disappear behind walls of legislation. Will that point be when entire […]

I say this as both a firearm enthusiast and an advocate for strong firearm regulation. It is becoming evident that there is a point when we as a society are just going to have to accept that 3D printed weapons are not going to disappear behind walls of legislation....
Shooting from the Hip with a 3D Printed Card Shooter

Shooting from the Hip with a 3D Printed Card Shooter

Not all 3D printed shooters are as controversial as Cody Wilson’s 3D printed firearm. One particular project that fits the bill is a card shooter created by Jeffery Kerr that he created this summer for no reason other than the pure enjoyment of it. As the mentor for his local high school’s robotics team, he […]

Not all 3D printed shooters are as controversial as Cody Wilson’s 3D printed firearm. One particular project that fits the bill is a card shooter created by Jeffery Kerr that he created this summer for no reason other than the pure enjoyment of it. As the mentor...
Cody Wilson Denied Requested Injunction in His Ongoing 3D Printed Gun Lawsuit

Cody Wilson Denied Requested Injunction in His Ongoing 3D Printed Gun Lawsuit

On Friday August 7th, US District Judge Robert Pitman denied Cody Wilson’s motion for a preliminary injunction against the State Department’s order to remove the digital files of his 3D printable handgun from his website. In his ruling, Pitman stated that he does not believe that Wilson had successfully proven that the government restricting the […]

On Friday August 7th, US District Judge Robert Pitman denied Cody Wilson’s motion for a preliminary injunction against the State Department’s order to remove the digital files of his 3D printable handgun from his website. In his ruling, Pitman stated that he does not...