Skip to comments.'Pirate Bay' for 3D printing launched
Posted on 03/12/2013 1:15:24 PM PDT by Perdogg
The company that developed 3D printed gun parts has announced plans to launch a new firm, dedicated to copyright-free blueprints for a range of 3D printable objects.
Defcad, as the firm will be known, has already been dubbed the Pirate Bay of 3D printing.
The site will become a "search engine for 3D printing," according to its founders.
But its flouting of copyright is likely to face legal challenges.
(Excerpt) Read more at bbc.co.uk ...
So is it a site for “copyright-free” plans, or is it a site for pirating copyright-protected plans? The lede isn’t supported by the rest of the story. Very poorly written.
Given the dozens, perhaps hundreds of AR-15 lower receiver variants currently on the market, I wonder if there is still a patent in force. The AR “clones” really got rolling in the ‘80s, and I can’t recall any court challenge based on the design.
Because the pirate bay has many torrents that are copyright free as well.
It’s maybe months now before we wonder how we ever lived without 3-d printers.
We need 3dprinting of mines, claymores, grenades, and more.
Guns and magazines are hardly enough.
I don’t think there’s a copyright on the dimensions and design of a Claymore, for example, or an antitank mine with an EFP.
“We need 3dprinting of mines, claymores, grenades, and more.”
It is the detonators and explosive fillers for the above that are difficult. The bodies are not very hard to make.
Hand grenades, using black powder, are a 17th century technology. I have a fragment of a 17th century hand grenade. The privateers of the Carribbean made their own. Do a sand casting of cast iron of a three inch hollow ball. Fill it with fine black powder, and put a fuze on it.
Getting the fuze just right is a difficult part.
Before the U.S. cracked down on freedom of the press, you could buy printed books with details on how to do it. Now you have to go to the Internet.
Who needs a 3-D printer? I have a box of Pop-Tarts and I’m an artist when it comes to chewing pastry.
You may want to print the pin first... Just say’n.
For grenades just pull the pin on that jelly donut and watch the union teachers explode.
I am in the process of chewing a sheet cake into a hydrogen bomb. I’m too full to finish it right now but when I get hungry again I’m going to hold the world hostage to my demands. Mostly I want bacon!
Uh, I can't really decode what he means by printing "access", and "goods" is so vague as to be meaningless, but if he thinks you can 3D print drugs, he must have failed his remedial stupidity class. (I think he's confusing it with a replicator.)
I’ll be happy if I can print all the plastic parts, including lenses, for my cars. The ability to replace all those hard-to-find parts at will and forever might finally break the auto unions.
Thing about the printing process is that it’s easy too make the stuff out of nondetectable materials.
The Germans. during WWII, made antitank mines of wood. This is much easier and neater. Grenade/Claymore shrapnel? Marbles. All kindsa neat.