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The World’s First 3D-Printed Gun Can Now Be Downloaded & Fired

There was a time when ‘plastic gun’ was synonymous with ‘toy,’ yet today that terminology has been permanently altered as Defense Distributed releases the world’s first 3D-printed gun. The Texas-based project/non-profit is dedicated to producing designs for guns to be created via 3D printing machines, having successfully used a Stratasys Dimension SST to do so. Composed of 16 parts, the only non-printable component is a metal piece that makes “The Liberator” metal-detectable per U.S. law. “The Liberator” is now publicly downloadable through Defense Distributed’s website, and yes, they accept Bitcoin.

Date: May 7, 2013  /  Views: 10417  /  Author: Josh Davis
Category: Design  /  Tags: Industrial design, 3d printer, Defense distributed, The liberator