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  • BREAKING: US Government Takes Over 3D Gun Manufacturer

    05/09/2013 7:14:18 PM PDT · by NewJerseyJoe · 79 replies
    The Free Patriot ^ | 5/9/13 | Matt Liponoga
    The revolutionary concept of 3-D printed firearms has been building momentum for months now. Online observers, innovators, investors and the generally curious celebrated as the first completely 3-D printed handgun became a reality. Since the blueprint for “The Liberator” hit the web, the file was downloaded thousands of times in just a few days. Today, the government shut it down. Cody Wilson, the 3-D gunsmith, law student, and founder of the non-profit innovation outlet, Defense Distributed, broke the bad news in a tweet to his followers.
  • Defense Distributed Site DEFCAD down: Claims Message from US Department of Defense Trade Controls

    05/09/2013 1:20:08 PM PDT · by marktwain · 9 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 10 May, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    The DEFCAD site shows the following:DEFCAD files are being removed from public access at the request of the US Department of Defense Trade Controls. Until further notice, the United States government claims control of the information. Link to DEFCAD site here We do not know if this is real or not. There was a similar spoof done on April 1st. Link to April 1st spoof story "Breaking: Defense Distributed website seized, Cody Wilson arrested on conspiracy charges!" We will learn more in the next few hours. This may be real. ©2013 by Dean Weingarten Permission to share granted as long...
  • 3D Printing: Defense Distributed's Vision (Weapons and much more)

    03/15/2013 5:51:48 AM PDT · by marktwain · 13 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 15 March, 2012 | Dean Weingarten
    Defense Distributed is creating a searchable database for 3D printed objects that others wish to suppress. The intent of the database has expanded far beyond 3D printed firearms, though firearms are still a focus of their efforts. The vision of a free and open source of 3D printable objects extends far beyond what is possible today, taking us into the realms of what is possible in the foreseeable future, when additive technology will reach down to the nanoscale level. At that point, it will be possible to create nearly anything that is possible under the constraints of the existing universe....
  • 3D-printing gun site DEFCAD now attracting 3K visitors an hour, 250K downloads since launch

    02/26/2013 10:15:10 AM PST · by marktwain · 22 replies
    venturebeat.com ^ | 19 February, 2013 | Ricardo Bilton
    DEFCAD is a website for 3D printing of guns. It’s bathed in controversy, but that’s not preventing it from growing. Since launching in December, DEFCAD has become home to nearly 90 components, including bullet casings, pistol suppressors, and even grenades. More significant, however, are the traffic numbers. Visitors to DEFCAD have to date downloaded over 250,000 files from the site, creator Defense Distributed announced via Twitter today. One of the two grenade models hosted by DEFCAD. One of the two grenade models hosted by DEFCAD. DEFCAD gets an average of 3,000 visitors per hour, representing roughly 2TB of traffic since...
  • 3D printed Mag good for 347 rounds, Defense Distributed calls it the "Cuomo"

    02/09/2013 1:55:41 PM PST · by marktwain · 42 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 10 February, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    The Cuomo (30 round AR-15 magazine) is said to have operated for 342 rounds, two thirds of them full auto. This is a complete redesign over the last prototype. The video of the test and even the article by wired.com have been reported blocked by various sites. The design is not available at the site that Defense Distributed has set up for "The Island of Misfit Objects" or DEFCAD . The design is expected to be made available to the public in a few days. As reported earlier, the group is also working on a 40 round magazine for...