3d printed weapons

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…

This Week’s Top 3D Printable 3D Share Models: Smartphone Hologram Screen, Weapons & More

This week’s top 3D Share models are a good sampling of the diversity of designers as well as ideas inspired by 3D printing. First we have a nude model, who kneels…

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…

3D Printed Guided Missiles are Now a Reality Thanks to Raytheon

Raytheon is a company that has been around for over 90 years, providing defense weaponry, missile guidance systems, and more to the United States Military. In fact, they are the…

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…

The Slingbone: A 3D Printed, Extremely Accurate & Powerful Sling Bow Slingshot

There is a lot of discussion within the 3D printing space about the fabrication of weapons. The technology gives anyone with a computer, and access to a 3D printer, the…

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…

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…

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…

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…

World Security Alert: Dutch Students Sneak Potentially Deadly 3D Printed Knives Into Courtroom

When most people think about the dangers that 3D printing may pose for society in the long run, the first topic that is brought to our attention is the potential…

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,…

Top 3D Printable 3DShare Models for March 22-28, 2015 — Kim Kardashian Exposed, Nunchucks, & More!

Over the course of the last few weeks, 3DSha.re has seen tremendous growth, as new designers make their way to the platform providing both free and paid content to the…

3D Printed BattleMops and WarBrooms Bring Legendary Battles to Your Kitchen

There are people who use 3D printing to really innovate upon technology. These are the inventors who take an idea and bring it into reality through additive manufacturing, whether it…

3D Printed Gun Parts and Other Weapons Found During Police Raid in Australia

We all know that, sooner or later, 3D printed guns will make headline, and not in a good way. The subject is already hotly debated, but as of yet there…

‘Weaponized’ Exhibit Features 3D Printed Machine Guns, Grenades & More — Opens Issue of Guns and Violence

Often the artist expresses his thoughts and questions through his work—and while it may not be his job to answer the prevalent questions plaguing our era, he can put them to…

Hang a 3D Printed Kalashnikov AK-47 on Your Wall Courtesy of Reddit Maker EasilyUsed

Mikhail Kalashnikov was a “self-taught tinkerer” who used his mechanical skills and a study of weaponry to design and build the gun that changed the way wars are fought.  His…

Could This 3D Printed Folding Knife be Cause for Concern? Looks can be Deceiving

If there is one issue that brings the technology of 3D printing down one notch, besides the potential intellectual property issues that could arise, it would be the 3D printing…

Now You Can 3D Print Your Own Working Ballista Desktop Siege Weapon at Home

We’ve covered 3D printed guns, 3D printed knives, and even life-sized replicas of 3D printed bombs in the past. While there is a lot of controversy surrounding the 3D printing…

Can an Ordinary Man 3D Print & Assemble a Gun? What Happens When he Takes it to The Police Department?

There have been many amazing applications for 3D printing, however,one particular application has overshadowed some of the these positive uses, and that is the 3D printing of firearms. Although 3D…

Mcor 3D Printed Paper Hammer Mistaken For a Weapon By Airport Security

For the most part, if you are creating a 3D printed model on an FDM printer, of for instance, a gun, a hammer, or a grapefruit, the majority of people…

Gateros Plating 3D Prints ‘Skyrim’ Swords that Look and Feel Like the Real Thing

As time goes by, there are always those individuals who see the glass half empty. For instance, with 3D printing, there are people out there that see the technology as…