Controversial: 3D Printed Guns (Documentaries, News, and more)

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Controversial: 3D Printed Guns (Documentary)

Cody R Wilson has figured out how to print a semi-automatic rifle from the comfort of his own home. Now he's putting all the information online so that others will join him.

This is a story about the rapid evolution of a technology that has forced the American legal system to play catch up. Cody Wilson, a 25 year old University of Texas Law student, is an advocate for the open source production of firearms using 3D printing technology. This makes him a highly controversial figure on both sides of the gun control issue. MOTHERBOARD sat down with Cody in Austin, Texas to talk about the constitution, the legal system, and to watch him make and test-fire a 3D-printed gun.

Produced By Erin Lee Carr
Edited by Chris O'Coin

Music Credits:
"Darkness IV," "Nights" -- Matt Scholey
"Metronome" -- Machew
"Stillpoint" -- Orphx (Richard Oddie and Christina Sealey)
"Lost Again" -- Orphx
"Apparition" -- Orphx
"The Leaves Had a Voice" -- The Supercomputer Six Thousand
"Spaces 3" -- Jon Cooper
"Extreme Prejudice" -- Andromeda Dreaming
"Dreaming in the Face of Disaster" -- Deadhorse
"Hearts of Glass" -- Brightspark!

1. World's First 3D Printed Metal Gun
Introducing metal 3D printing to the world as a viable solution for fully functional firearm prototypes. At you can learn more about the reliability, usability, durability and accuracy of DMLS as a functioning prototype or product, and this gun is a successful demonstration of each of those attributes. Its chamber sees pressure above 20,000 psi every time it is fired proving the material integrity provided by DMLS technology. The small components needed for the 1911 series gun proves DMLS can meet tolerances and accuracy. We're changing people's perspective about what 3D Printing can do and showing the technology is at a place where we can do this kind of thing and succeed. This technology is capable of fully functioning assemblies at full scale.

2. 3D-Printed Guns - Would Gun Laws Even Matter
(Feb 23, 2013) "Twenty minutes into his State of the Union address last week, President Obama entered the realm of uber-geekery — three-dimensional printing. The magical devices capable of printing prosthetics, violins and even aircraft parts have the potential, the president said, "to revolutionize the way we make almost everything."*

3D printing technology is at the point where home-manufacturing guns is possible. The guns made aren't incredibly sturdy and "ready" just yet, and 3d-printers are still too expensive to be a mass-consumer item, but could this render gun laws useless? Will 3D-printed guns be regulated? Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian break it down.

3. World's First 3D Printed BULLETS- TERRIFYING?

4. The 3D-Printed Gun is Here to Stay
Defense Distributed has released blueprints for the first fully functional 3D-printed gun, named, "The Liberator." Annie explores the legality of producing firearms at home. She also takes a look at both the creators and opponents of these 3D printed weapons.

5. Downloadable 3-D printed gun capable of firing 600 rounds
In President Barack Obama's State of the Union Address, the commander-in-chief mentioned how 3-D printing could change the future, and since then the technology has received a lot more attention. Last year, a gun developer showcased an AR-15 rifle that was made out of several printed parts, but the weapon was only capable of letting off six shots. RT's Meghan Lopez discusses how all that has changed.

6. 3D Printing Guns
James Corbett appears on the Next News Network to discuss how 3D printing may be able to circumvent whatever gun control legislation the government attempts to enact. Also discussed are the topics of online censorship, DARPA's autonomous robot army, and the possibility of a false flag event involving hacked drones.

7. Liberator 3D printed gun - How it works
How does the Liberator works ?
The 3d printed gun (all made of plastic with a printer) designed by Defense Distributed is here modeled and animated with Solidworks to show its functionality.