A member from the gun forum AR15 thinks he may have created and successfully tested the first 3D printed firearm. He used a Stratasys 3D printer from the mid-90s to create a .22 pistol. He claims to have fired over 200 rounds from the 3D printed marvel and it still works fine.
Of course, one can see the implications of this technology. Let's think 'beyond guns' for now.
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Will governments come in and seize patents, assembly codes for WMD's or to protect Corporation X's "latest concern"? Should they?
What's your take?
ETA: a better analogy as to how this technology can morph is the decimation of the camera film industry, replaced with cheap digital cameras that make everyone a 'pro' (although pros may argue this non sequitur point).
Sure, 3D printing is a 'toy' now, but one day....