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  • 3-D Printed Gun Only Lasts 6 Shots

    12/03/2012 3:31:26 PM PST · by marktwain · 42 replies
    thunderfeeds.com ^ | 3 December, 2012 | Robert Beckhusen
    Over the weekend, a group of 3-D printing gunsmiths took a partially printed rifle out to test how long its plastic parts survived spewing bullets. The result? Six rounds until it snapped apart....
  • CSGV becoming increasingly frantic over 'printable gun'

    10/06/2012 7:55:51 PM PDT · by marktwain · 43 replies
    St. Louis Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 5 October, 2012 | Kurt Hofmann
    St. Louis Gun Rights Examiner recently discussed the "Wiki Weapon" project, organized by University of Texas law student Cody Wilson, to develop a design for a firearm that can be printed on a 3-D printer. This design would be published for free on the Internet, and made available to anyone with Internet access. The project has hit a speed bump for the moment, because the manufacturer of the high-end 3-D printer revoked the lease of the printer when it got wind of the nature of the project. Wilson has vowed to not let this stop him, and is exploring his...
  • 'Wiki Weapon Project' Aims To Create A Gun Anyone Can 3D-Print At Home

    08/24/2012 8:35:19 AM PDT · by marktwain · 68 replies
    forbes.com ^ | 23 August, 2012 | Andy Greenberg
    Cody Wilson has a simple dream: To design the world’s first firearm that can be downloaded from the Internet and built from scratch using only a 3D printer–and then to share it with the world. Earlier this month, Wilson and a small group of friends who call themselves “Defense Distributed” launched an initiative they’ve dubbed the “ Wiki Weapon Project.” They’re seeking to raise $20,000 to design and release blueprints for a plastic gun anyone can create with an open-source 3D printer known as the RepRap that can be bought for less than $1,000. If all goes according to plan,...