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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...
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...
3D Printed Nuclear Weapons are Coming! (But Not Really)

3D Printed Nuclear Weapons are Coming! (But Not Really)

The history of newspaper publishing is rich with improbable doomsday scenarios that are hyped up beyond seriousness, especially when someone invents some new technology that is difficult to understand. Facts or reality only seemed to matter in the thinnest sense of the words, and an actual grasp of the technology being demonized was never really required. For […]

The history of newspaper publishing is rich with improbable doomsday scenarios that are hyped up beyond seriousness, especially when someone invents some new technology that is difficult to understand. Facts or reality only seemed to matter in the thinnest sense of...
College Student Designs & 3D Prints a Working Semi-Automatic Revolver

College Student Designs & 3D Prints a Working Semi-Automatic Revolver

A lot has been made about the 3D printing of firearms. Whether you are for or against the rights to own and operate a gun, there is no denying that 3D printing has created a bit of problem for those interested in controlling the distribution and availability of these potential weapons. We’ve seen several versions […]

A lot has been made about the 3D printing of firearms. Whether you are for or against the rights to own and operate a gun, there is no denying that 3D printing has created a bit of problem for those interested in controlling the distribution and availability of these...
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...
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...
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...
California Deputies Raid Identity Theft Ring and Find "3D Printer" Making an AR-15 Lower

California Deputies Raid Identity Theft Ring and Find "3D Printer" Making an AR-15 Lower

The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department in California says it all began with a report of a credit card being stolen from the front porch of a residence, and the ensuing investigation led to the arrest of two women who were allegedly operating a wide-ranging identity theft ring and attempting to 3D print a lower […]

The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department in California says it all began with a report of a credit card being stolen from the front porch of a residence, and the ensuing investigation led to the arrest of two women who were allegedly operating a wide-ranging...
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...
Australian Senate Inquiry Into Gun-Related Violence Targets 3D Printed Guns

Australian Senate Inquiry Into Gun-Related Violence Targets 3D Printed Guns

In 2012, 3D printing entered the volatile arena of international debate concerning gun violence and closer state monitoring/control of weapons ownership, when the U.S. firearms design organization, Defense Distributed, released its open source, CAD-based schematics for the first 3D printed gun called “The Liberator.” 100,000 downloads took place in two days (there have been over […]

In 2012, 3D printing entered the volatile arena of international debate concerning gun violence and closer state monitoring/control of weapons ownership, when the U.S. firearms design organization, Defense Distributed, released its open source, CAD-based schematics...
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