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Daring AM: New Jersey Gun Investigation Triggers Concern Over 3D Printed Firearm Switches

Recent events across the United States have highlighted a concerning trend in the use of 3D printed firearms in criminal activities. These cases, ranging from New Jersey to Iowa and…

Polls of the Week: Are 3D Printed Guns a Threat and Should We Regulate Them?

One of the most controversial topics in the 3D printing industry, hands-down, is guns. It’s been a major point of contention for years, and people typically have very strong opinions…

Daring AM: The Global Crackdown on 3D Printed Firearms Continues

In the last few years, a surge in police raids uncovering 3D printed guns has led to concerns about their growing association with criminal gangs. Although typically seen as inferior…

Daring AM: Canada Tackles Increase of 3D Printed Gun Arrests and Sentences

Recent incidents in Canada have brought to light the arrest of individuals for possessing illegal 3D printed firearms, among other charges. These incidents, which resulted in multiple arrests, serve as…

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…

Indianapolis Man 3D Printing Firearm Parts Sentenced for Machine Gun Possession

A significant crackdown on illegal gun modification and trafficking led to the conviction of 31-year-old Indianapolis resident Micah Moore. On September 14, 2023, the United States Attorney’s Office of the…

Marysville Mail Thefts Highlight the Limitations of Current Measures, Not Just the Dangers of 3D Printing

Mail theft is hardly a new phenomenon, but in Marysville, Washington, it’s getting an unsettling modern twist. Tens of thousands of residents in the community are now at risk after…

US Supreme Court Maintains ATF Authority as 3D Printed Gun Arrests Continue

Amid growing concerns over the untraceable nature of ghost guns, including 3D printed firearms, the US Supreme Court recently upheld the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) ‘s…

3D Printed Gun Trend Continues: From the Streets to the Courts

As more news stories involving 3D printed firearms emerge, the global conversation intensifies. These recent incidents highlight the widening intersections of technology, personal liberties, and public safety concerns. In Bellevue,…

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3D Printed Gun-Related Arrests Double from 2022

In the fight against illicit firearms, the growing number of arrests related to 3D printed guns is a red flag rising yearly. Last year, 3DPrint.com’s report shed light on the…

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…

3D Printed Gun Arrests, Raids and a Man who Got $3,000 at a Gun Buyback

Following an investigative story published by 3DPrint.com this June about 3D printed gun-related arrests and confirmation by the Dutch police of an increase in this type of ghost weapons (unserialized,…

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3D Printed Gun Arrests Tripled in Less Than Two Years – 3DPrint.com Investigates

Gun violence is on the rise. Recent events, including mass shootings at an elementary school in Texas, a deadly assault at a medical facility in Oklahoma, and last year’s anti-Semitic…

R&D Engineer 3D Prints Car Parts for Emergency & Police Vehicles

3D printing has proven itself as a useful technology in critical applications for organizations like NASA producing rocket engines—and the military, 3D printing parts for aircraft. Now, law enforcement and…