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  • Illegal 3D Printed Guns in Europe by Popular Front (Video)

    11/28/2020 5:01:22 AM PST · by marktwain · 12 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | 26 November | Dean Weingarten
    The 26-minute video is an interview by Jake Hanrahan of the Popular Front, and a demonstration of the FGC-9. The video is on the way to becoming one of his more popular productions. As of November 23, 2020, it had over 70,000 views, basically on the first day. The video starts with commentators obsessing over “ghost guns” in the United States. This may be clever editing to keep Youtube censors off the track. The concern over untraceable guns in the United States is ludicrous. There are hundreds of millions of untraceable guns in the United States already.The premise of the...
  • SAF and Defense Distributed win Fifth Circuit case on First Amendment and 3D

    09/09/2020 5:29:00 AM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | 7 September, 2020 | Dean Weingarten
    On 19 August 2020, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a Federal District court. The three-judge panel of the Fifth Circuit found the Attorney General of New Jersey is under Texas jurisdiction for this case. The case is Defense Distributed v. Grewal. The finding allows a lawsuit filed against the New Jersey AG for violation of Defense Distributed First Amendment rights to publish computer code for 3D printed guns, to go forward.Presumably, the discovery of Grewal's records on any discussion relevant to stop Defense Distributed from publishing will be allowed to continue. AG Grewal can ask for an en...
  • 3D model of Christ based on Shroud of Turin on display in Venice

    08/07/2020 8:03:41 AM PDT · by AggregateThreat · 38 replies
    The Museum of the Scuola Grande di San Marco in Venice is hosting an exhibit of the Shroud of Turin, which began in mid-July and is scheduled to continue until the September 26. The exposition, titled “The Christ of the Shroud: A Sacred Tridemensional Anatomy,” features a life-sized, 3D model of Jesus, which was created using the physical dimensions of the image on the Shroud of Turin.
  • 3-D Metal Printing Gaining Traction

    06/18/2020 12:25:11 PM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies
    Small metal injection molded (MIM) parts are common in firearms, but the decades-old process for lower-pressure components may be short-lived if the latest figures from 3DEO are any indication. The Los Angeles-based company, which specializes in high-volume metal 3D printing technology, experienced 600-percent growth in revenue from 2019 to 2020, with orders increasing 394 percent during the same period and staff increasing by 172 percent to meet that demand. It now has 25 engineers working on research and development. 3DEO is barely four years old, and although its products are usually taken for granted by most enthusiasts, firearm manufactures have...
  • A functional 3D Printed Hybrid Pepperbox .22: the PG22 Maverick

    03/15/2020 6:12:25 AM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 15 March, 2020 | Dean Weingarten
    Ross Peters, in Wisconsin, has created a hybrid 3D printed functional cartridge revolver, with metal components. It has been demonstrated on Youtube.  The design is an interesting hybrid pepperbox, with rifled barrels. The video gives a good explanation and documentation of this six shot pepperbox. Peters designed the handgun to fire .22 shorts. The barrels for the revolver are made with .22 barrel liner, which is easily available by mail order. One of the reasons to use barrel liner is it is commercially rifled. This meets the requirements for a rifled barrel, to have the firearm classified as a...
  • Seattle Judge Rules Against State Department, Free Speech in 3D code

    11/19/2019 3:49:13 AM PST · by marktwain · 7 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | 14 November, 2019 | Dean Weingarten
    On 12 November, 2019, another semi-retired District Judge, in the Western District of Washington (Seattle), continued the judicial resistance against the Trump administration and the rule of law.  Senior Judge Lasnik was appointed by President Bill Clinton in 1998. The Judge, Robert S. Lasnik, ruled the Department of State violated administrative procedure by deciding the ability of individuals to make simple small arms, already widely available, was not a “critical defense item” in the expansive International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) regulations.The Department of State had reached this decision as part of a long running lawsuit brought by Defense Distributed...
  • Colorado father and son make their own Lamborghini with 3D printer

    10/04/2019 10:54:53 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 39 replies
    UPI ^ | Oct. 4, 2019 / 12:47 PM | Ben Hooper
    Oct. 4 (UPI) -- A Colorado physicist is putting his scientific expertise to a practical purpose -- using a 3D printer to build a Lamborghini with his 11-year-old son. Erie resident Sterling Backus and his son, Xander, 11, started work on their full-size, working model of an Italian supercar -- specifically the Lamborghini Aventador -- when the boy asked his father if it was possible. "One day I said to him, hey can we build one of those?" Xander Backus told WCNC-TV. Sterling Backus said his background as a "gear head" has thus far been more helpful than his training...
  • Any 3D Printer Recommendations?

    08/08/2019 9:38:43 AM PDT · by amorphous · 58 replies
    8/8/2019 | Me
    Looking to upgrade from a XYZ Pro Printer to one that can reach a nozzle temp of 300 C. I've kind of settled on the QIDI Tech X-Max. Anyone have experience with them or other recommendations?
  • Colorado father and son 3D printing their own Lamborghini

    07/12/2019 5:26:46 PM PDT · by ETL · 17 replies
    FoxNews.com/auto ^ | July 12, 2019 | Gary Gastelu | Fox News
    The Lamborghini Aventador costs over $400,000, putting it out of reach for most people. Unless you 3D print one for yourself. That’s what Sterling Backus of Erie, Colo., is doing, after he and his son, Xander, decided they wanted their own supercar while playing a racing game. They’ve been working on it for over a year, and the sleek black two-door is starting to take a shape that's not a carbon copy of the Aventador, but heavily inspired by it. Backus is a physicist who works as the Chief Scientific Officer of a local laser firm and is an adjunct...
  • The Machinist vocation in the Computer Age - the Computer Side Strongly Resembles 3D Printing

    06/20/2019 12:00:31 PM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 10 replies
    I sat at a banquet a week ago with a guy who started up, worked, then sold his wholesale machinist biz, in our Sacramento CA suburb, Rancho Cordova. That’s where the money is, in the long run, but for young people starting out, a starting wage of $20, up to $26, is not chopped liver. The happy-stance is that the computer control programming, like specialty AutoCAD, for 3D printing, at local education specialty clubs and for hobbyists, strongly resembles the professional computer application software for machinist vocational training, that now goes by the jargon CNC, for Computer Numerical Control. Our...
  • 3D printers have ‘fingerprints,’ a discovery that could help trace 3D-printed guns...

    10/20/2018 12:27:29 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 37 replies
    Univ. at Buffalo ^ | 10/16/18 | Cory Nealon
    3D printers have ‘fingerprints,’ a discovery that could help trace 3D-printed guns, counterfeit goods Photo illustration of how the technology works. Credit: Wenyao Xu, University at Buffalo. BUFFALO, N.Y. — Like fingerprints, no 3D printer is exactly the same. Related Assets: Media Contact Information Download Images See Video/Multimedia Download Documents Find a UB Expert That’s the takeaway from a new University at Buffalo-led studyDownload pdf that describes what’s believed to be the first accurate method for tracing a 3D-printed object to the machine it came from.The advancement, which the research team calls “PrinTracker,” could ultimately help law enforcement and...
  • Defense Distributed Press Conference Video: Paloma Heindorff take the Helm

    09/29/2018 6:11:42 AM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 29 September, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    At a news conference in Austin, Texas, Paloma Heindorff has announced that she has taken the position of Director now that Cody Wilson has resigned the post amid his legal troubles over alleged sex with a 16-year-old prostitute.  The press conference has become global news. Defense Distributed has always been adept at beating the establishment media. They posted the entire new conference online at Youtube the same day. It is worth watching. The video is reasonably short, at 19:37 minutes Youtube has a history of taking down Defense Distributed videos. You can click on the Youtube link to watch...
  • Anamorphic Drawing of a Hole

    09/21/2018 5:44:38 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 2 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 9-21-18 | MOTUS
    I know the title is confusing, you probably think you know who I’m talking about but in fact, this is an art post. I was inspired by the art work contained in yesterday’s comments: from Son of Sobieski’s fine skeletor street art to Claire’s little granddaughter’s hand drawn and painted cartoon characters. So I’m just going to drop this lesson in optical illusion here for you to study. It seems a very helpful skill to have in today’s climate. So get your paper, pens, crayons (I’m talking to you Jetti) and rulers out so you too can practice the fine...
  • Cody Wilson, gun entrepreneur accused of sex with minor, left US for Taiwan, officials say

    09/20/2018 6:42:54 AM PDT · by Reno89519 · 81 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 19, 2018 | Samual Chamberlain
    Cody Wilson, the owner of a company that makes untraceable 3D-printed guns who is wanted on an arrest warrant accusing him of sex with an underage girl, has left the U.S. and was last known to be in Taiwan, investigators in Texas said Wednesday.Austin Police Cmdr. Troy Officer told reporters that the department was working with national and international law enforcement to locate Wilson, whom Officer said missed a scheduled return flight to the U.S.Officer said it was unclear why Wilson went to Taiwan, but he added that a friend of the 16-year-old alleged victim told Wilson that he was...
  • Court Orders no Posting on Internet; Cody Wilson Sells Gun Code for Donations

    09/12/2018 5:38:34 AM PDT · by marktwain · 14 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 31 August | Dean Weingarten
    A Seattle court prevented Cody Wilson from publishing 3D files on the Internet for free. Wilson obeys. Now he sells the 3D files in thumb drives instead. Cody Wilson, while complying with a court order requiring the State Department to retreat from a First Amendment legal settlement, has taken another route showing the irrationality of the court decision.Here is a brief history of this interesting, if silly, attempt to stop the flow of information. In 2013, Cody Wilson and Defense Distributed showed the technical potential of using 3D printers to make a simple, plastic, one shot pistol. They called...
  • Fake News: Media and Politians Get 3D Printing Gun Stories Upside-Down

    09/05/2018 11:00:59 AM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 6 September, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    Glock frame being completed with files not covered by federal injunction More Fake News from the ignorant and biased media. A brief recap: In 2013, the State Department, in the Barack Obama administration, unilateraly declared that posting computer code that could be used to print 3D firearm components, violated the vague International Traffic in Arms Regulations. This was new law, and had not been done before. In 2015 Defense Distributed and the Second Amendment Foundation filed a lawsuit against the State Department for violating their First Amendment rights. In 2018 the State Department agreed to a legal settlement of...
  • District Judge Issues Decision on 3D Guns, Ignores Executive Power & First Amendment

    09/01/2018 3:57:50 AM PDT · by marktwain · 22 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 29 August, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    Judge Robert S. Lasnik, United States District Judge of the Western District of Washington, at Seattle, issued a permanent injunction against the Trump Administration State Department. The injunction is to prevent the State Department from implementing a court settlement with Defense Distributed, allowing them to exercise their First Amendment rights. The permanent injunction was issued on the 27th of August, 2018, in Seattle, Washington State.  The temporary restraining order had been issued on 31 July.   Judge Lasnik has taken the power of deciding what may or may not be lawful, based on the principle of potential harm. Potential, or irreparable...
  • One step closer to bioengineered replacements for vessels and ducts

    08/25/2018 3:57:03 PM PDT · by Twotone · 6 replies
    Science Daily ^ | August 24, 2018 | Brigham and Women's Hospital
    A team of Brigham and Women's Hospital researchers have developed a way to bioprint tubular structures that better mimic native vessels and ducts in the body. The 3-D bioprinting technique allows fine-tuning of the printed tissues' properties, such as number of layers and ability to transport nutrients. These more complex tissues offer potentially viable replacements for damaged tissue. The team describes its new approach and results in a paper published on Aug. 23 in Advanced Materials. "The vessels in the body are not uniform," said Yu Shrike Zhang, PhD, senior author on the study and an associate bioengineer in BWH's...
  • San Diego Protestors Want Censorship and Gun Control

    08/18/2018 3:59:13 AM PDT · by marktwain · 69 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 18 August,2018 | Dean Weingarten
    Those pushing for a disarmed population have been educated to the fact that effective restrictions on arms cannot be achieved without strong government censorship and control over information. The First and Second Amendments in the Bill of Rights reinforce each other and make restrictions on both free expression and the right to keep and bear arms difficult. A spokesperson articulated the protestors passion for a government regulations that the believe will make them safe.  From CBS8.com: SAN DIEGO (NEWS 8) - Protestors of the Del Mar Gun Show addressed the Fair Board on Tuesday afternoon with their newest concerns....
  • Plastic 3D "guns" Confiscated in Australian Raid

    08/15/2018 6:00:43 AM PDT · by marktwain · 12 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 15 August, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    On 18 July, 2018, on the Sunshine Coast of Eastern Australia, in the town of Mudjimba, police raided a house and found some 3D printed plastic guns, some printed false identification, and a small amount of drugs. From news.com.au: "They are all polymer and all they needed was a pin and a spring-type assembly pushed into it to make it work. For all intents and purposes they would look like a gun." Police allege that three 3D-printed handguns, along with weapon parts, a knuckle duster, false licences and drugs, were found at a house at Mudjimba on Wednesday. The...