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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…

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…

Alleged NYPD Report on 3D Printed Firearms Leaked Online

An advocate for 3D printed firearms published a document allegedly from the New York Police Department (NYPD) on “ghost guns” made with 3D printed components. The individual claims to have…

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…

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Canada’s Landmark Sweep: 300+ 3D Printed Firearms Seized in Massive Crackdown

In an unprecedented multi-province operation codenamed Project Reproduction, Canadian law enforcement officials seized over 440 privately made firearms, including 3D printed handguns, long guns, silencers, ammunition, 3D printers, and drugs….

Massachusetts Men Face Charges After Police Seize 3D Printed Gun and Drugs

When Springfield, Massachusetts’s often-criticized narcotics bureau, became a firearms investigation unit (FIU) back in July 2021, police commissioner Cheryl Clapprood said gun violence had become the biggest public safety concern…

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…

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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…

Using FDM 3D Printing to Make Body Armor Stronger, More Comfortable, and Stab-Resistant

As police officers participate in a multitude of daily, patrol, and even criminally-related duties, like narcotics investigations, they often deal with the threat of sharp force injury; to put it more…

Justice is Served: Abu Dhabi Police Begin 3D Printing Initiative to Help Successfully Link Evidence to Crimes

3D printing technology is always evolving and expanding, and many different industries, from aerospace and consumer to defense and medical, are taking advantage of the many benefits the technology offers….

Israeli Police Unveil First-Ever 3D Printed Police Car

It’s still hard to believe that 3D printed cars are a reality. They’re not exactly commonplace, but they do exist, in the form of models such as Local Motors’ Strati and…

Hawk 3D Proto Supports UK Police: Delivers and Installs DeltaWASP 4070 Industrial 3D Printer, Trains Officers at West Yorkshire Police Regional Scientific Support Unit

3D printing definitely has military applications, but the technology can also be very useful in terms of helping out our local law enforcement, from making traffic stops safer and helping…

Duke University Students Use 3D Printing to Create Robotic Vehicle, Designed to Keep Police Officers and Civilians Safe

I, like probably most American drivers, have been pulled over by the cops a time or two. They were fairly minor incidents: speeding, and once for a burned out headlight….

3D Printers Aid Hong Kong Police in Studying and Explaining Crime Scenes

Hong Kong is one of the most famous areas around China, something that is quite an accomplishment given that it competes with 160 other of China’s cities for notice. With…