Philly, First US City to Ban 3D Printed Guns "Based On Internet Stuff"

On Thursday, Philadelphia became the first U.S. city to enact a ban on 3D printed guns. It's a pre-emptive move, because so far there hasn't been a single report of 3D printed firearms showing up in Philly. As an assistant to the bill's author told Philly Magazine, "it's just based on internet stuff out there." » 11/23/13 10:04am 11/23/13 10:04am

The World Just Got Its First Entirely 3D-Printed Metal Gun—and It Works

Regardless of whether you saw them as a menace, the first 3D-printed guns were an objectively far, boxy cry from the weapons we're used to seeing. But just from looking at Solid Concept's newest firearm offering, you'd have no idea that it, too, started out as a mere 3D CAD file before being printed to life. » 11/07/13 3:10pm 11/07/13 3:10pm

UK Police Seize 3D-Printed Gun Parts That Are Actually 3D Printer Parts

Things are getting a little futuristic in Manchester, England, where police recently arrested a man for allegedly 3D printing gun parts. They seized said parts, but after the images made their way online, the internet fired back with a startling revelation. Those aren't 3D-printed gun parts. Those are 3D-printed 3D… » 10/25/13 11:20am 10/25/13 11:20am

The First 3D Printed Rifle Now Fires Multiple Rounds—Without Breaking

The Canadian sucessor to the Liberator's attempt at bringing plastic firearms to the masses has apparently just gotten one step closer to his goal. After firing one semi-successful, barrel-cracking shot from his newly designed 3D-printed rifle, the Grizzly, a YouTube user going only by "Matthew" was able to fire a… » 8/05/13 10:02am 8/05/13 10:02am

Watch the World's First 3D Printed Rifle Fire a Shot

By now we've had a few months to come to terms with the fact that, yes, 3D printed guns exist; yes, they generally work; and no, they're not about to herald in an age of obsolete metal detectors and lawlessness—at least not in their current form. But the newest incarnation of the weapon is bound to re-ignite the… » 7/25/13 2:16pm 7/25/13 2:16pm

The Newest 3D-Printed Gun Is Far More Dangerous For Much Cheaper

After the stir several weeks ago, buzz surrounding Defense Distributed's 3D-printed gun has begun to (somewhat) die down. This is probably due in part to Kim Dotcom's removal of the gun's blueprint from Mega and the fact that, frankly, the gun itself isn't much of an immediate threat. But as one potential threat… » 5/20/13 3:37pm 5/20/13 3:37pm

Watch the Full Documentary About 3D Printed Weapons: Click. Print. Gun.

After getting teased with the trailer for Click. Print. Gun, Motherboard's documentary on the 3D printed gun movement, we finally get to watch the whole thing. The doc takes a look at Cody R. Wilson, a 25-year-old University of Texas law student, and how he's been building weapon parts with a 3D printer. » 3/25/13 8:00pm 3/25/13 8:00pm