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first 3d printed rifle
2013-08-09 10:19:39

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A Canadian man known only as “Matthew” has successfully used a 3D printer to make a rifle capable of firing 14 single rounds. A video that he posted on YouTube demonstrates the Grizzly 2.0 firing a total of 14 shots before a crack in the barrel finally stops it in its tracks. Matthew says they designed the Grizzly 2.0 from plans posted online by Cody Wilson, a Texas man and founder of Defense Distributed. Wilson was the first to...

First 3D Printable Gun
2013-05-06 09:53:52

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Cody Wilson wants you to be able to download and print your own gun from the comfort of your own home. The 25-year old University of Texas law student has created a non-profit organization called Defense Distributed which aims to create the schematics for a 3D printable single-use gun and then make these plans freely available online. Last October, Wilson and his group ran into some trouble when 3D printer company Stratasys...

'Pirate Bay' Of 3D Printing Ready To Set Sail
2013-03-13 22:15:17

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online 3D printing hasn't even gotten a chance to get off the ground yet, but there is already a "Pirate Bay" for 3D printers. MakerBot is one of the best-known 3D printing companies out there, and its "Thingiverse" site allows its 3D printer users to download files to create objects with their printers. Essentially, 3D printing could one day put toy stores out of business, because instead of heading down to Toys-R-Us to pick up your...

3D Printed Gun Plan Thwarted By Stratasys And ATF
2012-10-02 12:29:53

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A group which calls themselves “Defense Distributed” had big plans, plans to create and freely distribute schematics for a single-use gun which could be printed using any 3D printer by anyone who wants one. Using very careful wording (for example, they took great care to mention they are not a company) Defense Distributed says in their introductory video that the intent of this group is to make information freely...