firearms

Professional 3D Printed Guns and the New Frontier: An Interview with Forerunner 3D Printing

Forerunner 3D Printing (F3DP) is a pioneer in the 3D printed firearm industry. With special licenses that allow it to manufacture and test guns, including automatic weapons, the company navigates…

Sen. Gillibrand Spearheads Effort Against 3D Printed Guns with New Legislation

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand formally announced the 3D Printed Gun Safety Act, a legislative initiative initially introduced by Massachusetts Senator Ed Markey in July 2021. The bill’s primary objective is…

Club Q Suspect May Have Explored 3D Printed Gun Parts in 2021, Relatives Say

In a new turn of events, the story behind the November 19, 2022 Club Q shootings that left five dead and 25 injured is becoming increasingly complicated. Now, an El…

Law Enforcement in Australia, Spain, U.S. and Canada Continue Targeting 3D Printed Guns

Earlier this year, a report by the Dutch police revealed signs that 3D printed guns were on the rise; then, the first International Conference on 3D Printed Firearms took place…

New US Federal Rule Treats 3D Printed Guns Like Any Other Firearm

In April 2022, President Biden expressed his determination to crack down on ghost guns, promising that “if you commit a crime with a ghost gun, expect federal prosecution.” Now, a…

3D Printing News Briefs, October 6, 2021: Business, Guns, & Bridges

We’re starting with a little business in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, as EPLUS 3D and Shining 3D have issued a joint declaration. Optomec received an order from an OEM…

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New Singapore Law Criminalizes Possession of Blueprints for 3D Printing Guns

Singapore moved to control digital blueprints for 3D printing guns or major gun parts, like barrels or trigger mechanisms. On January 5, 2021, Parliament passed a new Guns, Explosives, and…

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…