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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...
The Shuty MP-1 is the Latest 3D Printed Working Semi-Automatic Handgun

The Shuty MP-1 is the Latest 3D Printed Working Semi-Automatic Handgun

Last summer YouTuber and gun enthusiast Derwood released video of the successful test firing of the first 3D printed semi-automatic handgun. He called his gun the Shuty, and while it wasn’t entirely 3D printed it was closer to a 3D printable semi-auto than anyone had gotten before. The Shuty v2 was actually a hybrid firearm […]

Last summer YouTuber and gun enthusiast Derwood released video of the successful test firing of the first 3D printed semi-automatic handgun. He called his gun the Shuty, and while it wasn’t entirely 3D printed it was closer to a 3D printable semi-auto than anyone had...
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...
The 10 Coolest Things to Ever Be 3D Printed

The 10 Coolest Things to Ever Be 3D Printed

Okay, I know a list like this may be a tad bit too cliché for the internet but after covering the industry for close to two years now I thought it would be fun to compose a list of the 10 coolest (in my opinion) 3D printed items of all time. Note that ‘all-time’ really […]

Okay, I know a list like this may be a tad bit too cliché for the internet but after covering the industry for close to two years now I thought it would be fun to compose a list of the 10 coolest (in my opinion) 3D printed items of all time. Note that...
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...
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...
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...
Australian Senate Not Convinced That Laws to Prevent 3D Printed Guns Are Needed

Australian Senate Not Convinced That Laws to Prevent 3D Printed Guns Are Needed

A pair of reports from the Australian Senate’s Legal and Constitutional Affairs References Committee reveals that while law enforcement, and federal and state governments are considering regulations to deal with 3D printed firearms, a majority of that country’s senators said they think existing laws will do the job. According to the report asking for new […]

A pair of reports from the Australian Senate’s Legal and Constitutional Affairs References Committee reveals that while law enforcement, and federal and state governments are considering regulations to deal with 3D printed firearms, a majority of that...
Defense, War & Terrorism: How Will the 3D Printing Revolution Change Everything?

Defense, War & Terrorism: How Will the 3D Printing Revolution Change Everything?

None of us want to have to report on the dark side of something like 3D printing, a technology bursting with innovation and offering resources for doing so much good in the world, exemplifying mind-boggling advancements. This is the technology that helps lives in so many ways; we don’t want to think of it as […]

None of us want to have to report on the dark side of something like 3D printing, a technology bursting with innovation and offering resources for doing so much good in the world, exemplifying mind-boggling advancements. This is the technology that helps lives in so...
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...
Who Needs a Liberator When You Can Have the Frizerator - A 3D Printed Frisbee Shooting Gun

Who Needs a Liberator When You Can Have the Frizerator - A 3D Printed Frisbee Shooting Gun

When it comes to 3D printing, one of the most debatable topics is that of 3D printed guns. A man named Cody Wilson has been at the forefront of this debate, following the release of his “Liberator” gun. The Liberator, which is 3D printed out of plastic, has been shown to be able to fire live […]

When it comes to 3D printing, one of the most debatable topics is that of 3D printed guns. A man named Cody Wilson has been at the forefront of this debate, following the release of his “Liberator” gun. The Liberator, which is 3D printed out of plastic,...
Engineer Creates Special Bullets For 3D Printed Guns, Including Semi-automatics - Will it Lead to Wide Scale Production?

Engineer Creates Special Bullets For 3D Printed Guns, Including Semi-automatics - Will it Lead to Wide Scale Production?

The 3D printed gun debate is certainly one which we will be hearing about for years to come. As the technology behind homemade firearms continues to improve, so will the weapons themselves. Ever since Cody Wilson 3D printed the Libertor and then test fired it, he has been caught in the middle of a firestorm, […]

The 3D printed gun debate is certainly one which we will be hearing about for years to come. As the technology behind homemade firearms continues to improve, so will the weapons themselves. Ever since Cody Wilson 3D printed the Libertor and then test fired it, he has...
5 Different 3D Printed Gun Models Have Been Fired Since May, 2013 - Here They Are

5 Different 3D Printed Gun Models Have Been Fired Since May, 2013 - Here They Are

While we have seen so many incredible life-changing applications for 3D printing, there are still many concerns which remain on the table when dealing with the possible negative implications of the technology. Whether you believe that the ease in which practically anyone will eventually be able to fabricate a firearm is a good or bad […]

While we have seen so many incredible life-changing applications for 3D printing, there are still many concerns which remain on the table when dealing with the possible negative implications of the technology. Whether you believe that the ease in which practically...

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