3d printed guns

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…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

A 3D Printed M-200 Sniper Rifle Model Opens the Door to the Sniper’s Craft

The CheyTac Intervention, an American-made, bolt-action sniper rifle, is manufactured by CheyTac LLC. With a 7-round detachable, single-stack magazine, the M-200, as it’s also known, fires .408 caliber or .375 Chey…

United Nations’ Second Meeting of Governmental Experts Discusses Dangers of 3D Printable Firearms

I’m sure you all know by now that governments across the globe are paying particular attention to the 3D printing space when it comes to the fabrication of undetectable firearms….

Sintercore Creates 3D Printed Magazine Extension for Glock Handgun

Earlier this year, Michigan-based Sintercore released what they called the first commercially-available 3D printed muzzle brake for the AR-15, and now the company has announced the availability of a 3D…

Why I Don’t Fear 3D Printed Guns (And Neither Should You)

We all know that the potential of 3D printing is massive. Open any newspaper around the world and chances are you’ll see at least one story about 3D printing doing…

3 Dangers Society Faces From 3D Printing

I consider myself a tech-optimist. I truly believe that anything is possible with the right technology and science to back it. I envision a future, perhaps even in my lifetime…

Designer 3D Prints & Shares Poison Dart Gun in Response to Ban on Online Weapon Schematics Sharing

It’s a well-known fact in basic psychology that as soon as you tell people not to do something, that is exactly what they will want to do; in fact, many…

Hong Kong Terrorists Caught With 3D Printer, Perhaps Looking to Modify Airsoft Guns

Terrorism is a major concern for law enforcement officials around the world, and as technology progresses they must adapt so that they are prepared to protect those whom they are…

Escalating Positive Outcomes with 3D Printing

Back in January 2013 we were planning the launch of 3DLT. We wanted to kick things off with a bang (apologies in advance for that). Crowdsourcing was an important part…