Debunking “Alternative Facts”about 3D Printing

The media has started turning their recent flood of alternative news  to taking cheap pot shots at 3D printing. These articles have shown that technical incompetence and click-bait fear mongering rule the commercial media. Here I’ll list some of the alternative facts that have been presented about 3D printing, and I’ll follow with just the […]

3D Printing a Gun, Pt.2

In a previous blog I wrote about 3D printing a working gun project. In this blog I’ll look at finishing the demo version. I’m 3D printing a PM522 Washbear revolver that can fire .22 LR amo. For this demo, I’m using the 8 shot pepperbox cylinder. Having seen the gun in action, I have wanted […]

Prop gun

Censoring 3D Printed Guns

Are the digital files for 3D printable gun an object, an idea, or military secrets? How do we as a society designate the digital files for physical objects? Should we censor digital files the same way we have censored print media in the past? Can we even censor anything in the age of the internet? […]

Censored Gun

3D: Fear of Terrorism or Fear of Ideas?

      When I tell people I have a 3D printer, I get a lot of questions. Among the top 5 is “Can you 3D print a gun”?! In the US it has always been legal to make your own gun, and anyone with a drill press and some plumbing parts can make a working zip […]

Liberator 3D printed pistol.