3D Printing: Defense Distributed's Vision (Weapons and much more)


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Dean Weingarten
March 15, 2013, 09:44 AM
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. Drugs? Designer organs? Armed drones the size of Mosquitoes?

All are possible within known constraints.

Cody Wilson and Defense Distributedís vision is to make sure that everyone has access to all such information. You can see his presentation of their vision at the link.

The presentation is a little less than three minutes long and works well for those with modest Internet connections. It has limited video.

Link to Defense Distributed Presentation

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http://gunwatch.blogspot.com/2013/03/3d-printing-defense-distributeds-vision.html

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MagnumDweeb
March 15, 2013, 10:59 AM
Donated $25. I wish they wouldn't have made the donation window so short. My fiancee would be pissed if I donated $500, but $25 here and there she wouldn't notice. This is how we win folks. We make the information available to everyone.

I'd be willing to bet next they'll start selling 3D printers. I can't wait for one to arrive in June that I ordered off kickstarter from one of the 3D printer makers.

Solo
March 15, 2013, 12:39 PM
At that point, it will be possible to create nearly anything that is possible under the constraints of the existing universe. Drugs? Designer organs? Armed drones the size of Mosquitoes?
But will I be able to make Earl Grey tea?

CountryUgly
March 15, 2013, 12:57 PM
I've been playing with the 3D printer and it's got a ways to go... well the plastics that feed it do. The std PLO stuff is hard and brittle. It will make a functional mag but they break easily. The ABS is a little better. Till they start selling the good stuff on those rolls of plastic wire the 3D printers we have at this point are just expensive toys. No biggie though we are gun fanboys so I'm sure most of us are used to taking a hit in the wallet for a cool tool/toy :-)

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