3 thoughts on “A Ban On 3-D Printed Guns”

  1. I’ve mentioned before that a machinist with a starter set of tools can make any tools s/he needs to produce any other thing. 3D printers give a graphic example of that in that they can print their own parts. The first thing you do with your six inch cube printer is print parts for a 12 inch cube printer.

  2. There are cheap desktop CNC machines available which are a lot more viable for manufacturing the inner workings of a gun. These 3D printers that output plastic are only useful for making the uninteresting bits in a gun. There are some 3D printers which can work with metal powder but I wonder how suitable they would be for this purpose.

    The ban is nonsense. What will happen is more intrusive scanning at airports etc.

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