guns

  • Maker Creates A 3D-Printed “Poison Dart Gun”

    Maker Creates A 3D-Printed “Poison Dart Gun”

    Maker Peter Alaric DeSimone has created a 3D-printed dart pistol that shoots 40mm blowgun darts using a piston system. The entire gun takes about eight hours to build and features rubber bands to bring the piston down and reset the trigger. DeSimone made a point to note that the gun is completely legal and is a direct reaction to proposed regulation that could make all gun blueprints –… Read More

  • U.S. Legislation Aims To Ban Plastic Guns Metal Detectors Can’t Detect

    U.S. Legislation Aims To Ban Plastic Guns Metal Detectors Can’t Detect

    Rep. Steve Israel (D-N.Y.) and a group of Democrats have proposed the Undetectable Firearms Modernization Act, legislation that would require all guns to contain enough metal to be detected by metal detectors and X-Ray machines at checkpoints and airports. The legislation is aimed squarely at 3D printed guns like the so-called Liberator. The legislation would require that all guns, plastic… Read More

  • A New Bullet Can Make 3D-Printed Guns A Reality

    A New Bullet Can Make 3D-Printed Guns A Reality

    3D printed guns aren’t very compelling right now. Because of the vagaries of plastic and the methods used to manufacture weapons like the Liberator, your gun can turn itself into a hand grenade if you’re not careful. But engineer Michael Crumling might have a solution. Read More

  • Solid Concepts Announces Another 3D-Printed Metal Gun

    Solid Concepts Announces Another 3D-Printed Metal Gun

    Solid Concepts, a company that specializes in 3D printing in metal and now owned by Stratasys, as announced their second 3D-printed metal gun, the Reason. Their first gun, the 1911, as well as this one were made by sintering – melting – metal powder with a laser. However, from the detail on the barrel and handle it’s clear the company has improved the technology immensely… Read More

  • Japanese 3D-Printed Gun Maker Is Sentenced To Two Years In Jail

    Japanese 3D-Printed Gun Maker Is Sentenced To Two Years In Jail

    Yoshitomo Imura, an employee at the Shonan Institute of Technology in Japan, was arrested last may for printing and firing a 3D-printed gun called the ZigZag. He printed three guns in total and was arrested for running afoul of Japan’s strict gun laws. The prosecutors warned that Imura’s actions were a threat and felt he was “flaunting” his skill. They… Read More

  • Designer Builds A 3D-Printable “Imura Revolver” In Honor Of Arrested Japanese Maker

    Designer Builds A 3D-Printable “Imura Revolver” In Honor Of Arrested Japanese Maker

    When Japanese police arrested Yoshitomo Imura for printing his own revolvers, 3D printing advocates in some circles were up in arms. The guns, which only fired blanks, were simple test models called the Zig-Zag. Now, in honor of Imura’s work in 3D printing, a CAD designer has created a newer, better gun that could be used to fire real bullets. The designer, who calls himself WarFairy… Read More

  • Gunmaker Skirts Laws By 3D-Printing A Single Firearm Part

    Gunmaker Skirts Laws By 3D-Printing A Single Firearm Part

    A gunmaker who calls himself Buck O’Fama (get it?) has posted a video of his 3D-printed Ruger Charger receiver. This single part, which usually holds the serial number and is an integral part of the firing mechanism, is, technically, the only part that defines a weapon as an actual gun. By printing his (or her) own, O’Fama has essentially skirted the law that requires all firearms… Read More

  • Japanese Man Arrested For Printing His Own Revolvers

    Japanese Man Arrested For Printing His Own Revolvers

    Police arrested a 27-year-old university official from Kawasaki City, Yoshitomo Imura, after he posted a video of himself firing a 3D-printed six shooter called the Zig Zag revolver. Imura was employed at the Shonan Institute of Technology and owned a $500 home 3D printer. Read More

  • House Approves Plastic Gun Ban, But Fails To Update Law For 3D Weapons

    House Approves Plastic Gun Ban, But Fails To Update Law For 3D Weapons

    The most unproductive Congress in history could not manage to update a ban on plastic guns for the era of 3D printed weapons. Today, the House of Representatives overwhelmingly voted to extend the¬†Undetectable Firearms Act¬†but didn’t amend the law to require permanent metal inserts. As the law stands, gun manufactures abide by an honors system that they will promise to keep enough metal… Read More

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