It’s just as we suspected and feared. After the first 3D-printed gun was created and released by a company called Defense Distributed, copycat firearm printers are popping up. A man who goes by “Joe” has created a newer, sturdier and cheaper 3D-printed gun that he calls the “Lulz Liberator,” and now there’s a video of the gun firing.
The Lulz Liberator is scary for a few reasons. First of all, it is ridiculously cheap. It cost $25 to print on Joe’s $1,725 3D printer, Forbes reports. It’s also robust. This gun seems sturdier than the original 3D gun. “One plastic barrel survived eight shots,” according to the YouTube video’s description. The technology has already come pretty far in just a few weeks. Imagine what a few years will bring?
In May, Defense Distributed, the company that created and disseminated the first 3D gun blueprint, was forced to take the blueprints off of its site by the U.S. State Department. The gun blueprint then quickly found its way to Pirate Bay, where it has remained ever since.
“I’m not an anarchist,” Joe tells Forbes, “but I don’t like the idea that the government is telling us ‘You can’t have that.’” Thankfully for us all, Joe has yet to release the blueprints to the public.
Earlier on HuffPost:
A Human Kidney
<a href=”http://” target=”_hplink”>Last March</a>, surgeon Anthony Atala presented the results of his experiments with a 3D printer that uses livings cells to create a transplantable kidney <a href=”http://blog.ted.com/2011/03/07/printing-a-human-kidney-anthony-atala-on-ted-com/” target=”_hplink”>at TED2011</a>.
A Grain Of Sand-Sized Racing Car Model
These super small racing car models are about as small as a grain of sand and were <a href=”http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2012/03/13/revolutionary-3d-printer-models-vienna_n_1341335.html” target=”_hplink”>created by researchers at the Vienna University of Technology</a> using an extremely fast 3D printing machine. Watch the video above to see the printer at work.
A Model Of Stephen Colbert’s Head
MakerBot Industries <a href=”http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/08/18/makerbot-stephen-colberts-head-space_n_930468.html” target=”_hplink”>had a little fun with their 3D printers</a> by creating a 3D model of Stephen Colbert’s head and launching it into space using a weather balloon.
A Working Car Called The Urbee
<a href=”http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2041106/Urbee-The-worlds-printed-car-rolling-3D-printing-presses-.html” target=”_hplink”>Back in September 2011</a>, the world’s first 3D-printed car, the “Urbee,” was constructed layer upon layer using a special 3D printer. <a href=”http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2041106/Urbee-The-worlds-printed-car-rolling-3D-printing-presses-.html” target=”_hplink”>According to the Daily Mail</a>, the car took 15 years to make, has three wheels, and features a petrol and electric hybrid engine.
<a href=”http://www.forbes.com/sites/tjmccue/2012/04/02/3d-printed-guitar-takes-instrument-design-to-new-level/” target=”_hplink”>According to Forbes</a>, Derek Manson of <a href=”http://www.61.co.nz/” target=”_hplink”>One.61</a>, a New Zealand product development firm, is the mind behind the creation of these awesome-looking 3D-printed electric guitars.
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