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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...
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...
Authorities Arrest Man Smuggling Weapons into Mexico, Including Assault Rifle Modified with 3D Printed Part

Authorities Arrest Man Smuggling Weapons into Mexico, Including Assault Rifle Modified with 3D Printed Part

The gun control debate in the United States has been an exhausting one, and it doesn’t appear to be going away anytime soon. In fact, it just keeps getting more complicated, and, like it or not, 3D printing has played a not-insignificant part in complicating the issues. 3D printed guns have been showing up more […]

The gun control debate in the United States has been an exhausting one, and it doesn’t appear to be going away anytime soon. In fact, it just keeps getting more complicated, and, like it or not, 3D printing has played a not-insignificant part in complicating the...
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...
Why the EFF’s Involvement in the Cody Wilson 3D Printed Gun Case Just Made Things Interesting

Why the EFF’s Involvement in the Cody Wilson 3D Printed Gun Case Just Made Things Interesting

Earlier this week I wrote about a group of 15 Republican congressmen co-signing an amicus brief in support of the creator of the 3D printed LIberator handgun, Cody Wilson, and his lawsuit against the State Department. After publishing the 3D printing files for his one-shot handgun online, Wilson was ordered to remove them by the […]

Earlier this week I wrote about a group of 15 Republican congressmen co-signing an amicus brief in support of the creator of the 3D printed LIberator handgun, Cody Wilson, and his lawsuit against the State Department. After publishing the 3D printing files for his...
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...
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...
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...
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....
Thirteen 3D Printed Liberator Guns Make Up This Unique Chandelier

Thirteen 3D Printed Liberator Guns Make Up This Unique Chandelier

If there was one controversy which has been plaguing the 3D printing space for the past few years, it would have to be the potential dangers of 3D printable guns — and more specifically guns designed and 3D printed by one man, named Cody Wilson and his organization, Defense Distributed. Wilson, known quite well within […]

If there was one controversy which has been plaguing the 3D printing space for the past few years, it would have to be the potential dangers of 3D printable guns — and more specifically guns designed and 3D printed by one man, named Cody Wilson and his...
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...
This Week's Top 3D Printable 3DShare Models: Gun, Female Parts, Tape Dispenser & More

This Week's Top 3D Printable 3DShare Models: Gun, Female Parts, Tape Dispenser & More

This week’s top 3D Share printable models has a special guest star: the ever controversial 3D printable parts to make your own version of Cody Wilson’s Liberator gun! It has already been downloaded 322 times: which means there are about that many more possible 3D printed guns circulating around… But, for those less excited about more […]

This week’s top 3D Share printable models has a special guest star: the ever controversial 3D printable parts to make your own version of Cody Wilson’s Liberator gun! It has already been downloaded 322 times: which means there are about that many more...
3D Printable Files for Cody Wilson's Liberator Gun are Now Available to All on 3DShare

3D Printable Files for Cody Wilson's Liberator Gun are Now Available to All on 3DShare

The never-ending talk of 3D printing guns continues to run rampant among owners of 3D printers, as well as legislators and gun control activists all around the world. While the idea of 3D printing a gun can seem like quite a scary scenario, sometimes we just need to step back, relax, and take a look […]

The never-ending talk of 3D printing guns continues to run rampant among owners of 3D printers, as well as legislators and gun control activists all around the world. While the idea of 3D printing a gun can seem like quite a scary scenario, sometimes we just need to...
US Government Proposes ITAR Amendments to Choke off Distribution of 3D Printable Gun Models

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 against the US State Department alleging that Wilson’s First, Second, and Fifth Amendment Rights were violated upon the government’s request for immediate removal of the […]

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 against the US State Department alleging that Wilson’s First, Second, and Fifth...
Free For All! Liberator 3D Printable Gun Files Are Currently Being Downloaded on Thingiverse

Free For All! Liberator 3D Printable Gun Files Are Currently Being Downloaded on Thingiverse

Update: Thingiverse has removed the files after about 90 minutes, but not before over 115 individuals downloaded them When the US State Department forced Cody Wilson to removed the design files from his website for the Liberator 3D printed single shot hand gun, this marked a turning point within several arenas. It showed us that […]

Update: Thingiverse has removed the files after about 90 minutes, but not before over 115 individuals downloaded them When the US State Department forced Cody Wilson to removed the design files from his website for the Liberator 3D printed single shot hand gun, this...
3D Printed Gun Lawsuit Filed: Cody Wilson Challenges The US State Department

3D Printed Gun Lawsuit Filed: Cody Wilson Challenges The US State Department

If there is one figure who embodies a majority of the controversy surrounding 3D printing, that figure would likely be Cody Wilson. The law school dropout, who I must say I admire, not for his political agenda, but for his intellect and foresight, has certainly alarmed the US State Department over the last couple of […]

If there is one figure who embodies a majority of the controversy surrounding 3D printing, that figure would likely be Cody Wilson. The law school dropout, who I must say I admire, not for his political agenda, but for his intellect and foresight, has certainly...
Cody Wilson is Willing to Pay $15K for Mark One 3D Printer to Create Carbon Fiber Printed Gun

Cody Wilson is Willing to Pay $15K for Mark One 3D Printer to Create Carbon Fiber Printed Gun

Cody Wilson is probable one of the most controversial figures within the 3D printing space. In fact, Wired ranked him the 14th most dangerous person in the world. With that said, he’s an extremely intelligent individual, one who knows the boundaries of the law, and will push those boundaries by all legal means possible. The 27-year-old […]

Cody Wilson is probable one of the most controversial figures within the 3D printing space. In fact, Wired ranked him the 14th most dangerous person in the world. With that said, he’s an extremely intelligent individual, one who knows the boundaries of the law,...
FedEx Bans Shipments of Cody Wilson's Ghost Gunner Lower Receiver '3D Printer'

FedEx Bans Shipments of Cody Wilson's Ghost Gunner Lower Receiver '3D Printer'

One thing about the exponential progress we are seeing within technology is that as time goes by, it becomes more and more difficult to predict what will come next. If you thought the transformation within the communications industry via smartphones and the globalization of the internet over the last two decades was rapid, watch what happens […]

One thing about the exponential progress we are seeing within technology is that as time goes by, it becomes more and more difficult to predict what will come next. If you thought the transformation within the communications industry via smartphones and the...
Activists '3D Print' a Gun In Front of the Texas State Capitol as a Form of Protest

Activists '3D Print' a Gun In Front of the Texas State Capitol as a Form of Protest

It’s a controversial issue, and activists are using a tool which sprung from the 3D printed gun movement to draw attention to their stance on gun rights. A group of gun rights activists gathered outside the Texas State Capitol in Austin yesterday intent on pushing lawmakers to relax open-carry gun laws, and the “featured attraction” […]

It’s a controversial issue, and activists are using a tool which sprung from the 3D printed gun movement to draw attention to their stance on gun rights. A group of gun rights activists gathered outside the Texas State Capitol in Austin yesterday intent on...
3D Printed Guns... Who's in Danger?

3D Printed Guns... Who's in Danger?

3D-printed guns are subject of a lot of very heated debates, and a recent study conducted by NABIS (National Ballistics Intelligence Service), the firearms department of English police, will only add fuel to the fire of the discussion. According to Tony Gallagher, NABIS Firearms Expert, 3D-printed guns “pose probably the greatest danger to the user”, […]

3D-printed guns are subject of a lot of very heated debates, and a recent study conducted by NABIS (National Ballistics Intelligence Service), the firearms department of English police, will only add fuel to the fire of the discussion. According to Tony Gallagher,...

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