Monday, May 13, 2013

3D Printed Guns - News & Documentary

3D printed guns have been in the news last week.  According to an announcement made online last week, a handgun entirely printed from a 3D printer was fired successfully multiple times. Named as the Liberator plastic pistol , the entire gun was printed in plastic, with the only metal part being the firing pin.

According to the BBC, designs for the Liberator plastic pistol have been downloaded more than 100,000 times already — before the U.S. government ordered that the designs be taken down for fear they may violate arms-exporting laws.

Still, the designs are out there, accessible through sites such as The Pirate Bay. “Makers,” or hobbyists, with their own 3D printers, such as the MakerBot Replicator 2 ($2,199) and 3DSystems CubeX ($2,499), are presumably still free to print it and whatever else they want.

Watch 3D printed gun documentary trailer :

Watch the Full Documentery on 3d printed guns
to know more :

While this technology could be a game changer , it currently faces cost and reliability issues. 
Random Quote from the Documentary 
"There's this Fukuyamaist idea that history had ended after the Cold War and that if we could just tweak neoliberal democracy, everything's going to be fine forever; that somehow, this is like the final political form. I mean, this is ridiculous. And you can see it. There's no evidence of a political program anymore - in the world; in America. There aren't genuine politics. There's the media telling you that Barack Obama versus Mitt Romney is the epic clash of ideology when we both know they're globalist neoliberals. I mean, they both exist to preserve the interests of this relatively autonomous class of Goldman Sachs bankers." 
- Cody W.

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