3D Printed gun fires shots, 3D printing on iOS and more.

3D Printing Letter


December 7, 2012
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3D printed gun fires 6 shots - then falls apart

Defense Distributed, a group that is developing free designs for weapons made on 3D printers, tested out a firearm that has a plastic lower receiver made on a 3D printer. It successfully fired six rounds before splitting.

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Is There An Undervalued 3D Printer Manufacturer? Yes: Arcam AB

Manufacturers of 3D printers have had quite a run-up: 3D Systems (DDD) is up more than 300% this year and Stratasys (SSYS) almost 250%. There is one 3D printer manufacturer that does not seem to be overvalued and that has been largely overlooked by the market. Arcam AB (AMAVF.OB).

Foldify - print foldable 3D figures from iOS

Create, Print, Fold. Draw, create, print and fold beautiful 3D figures with Foldify

I’m Not Afraid Of 3D-Printed Guns

An interesting article on the 3D printed guns and freedom of information. While information wants to be free, realize that the choice, whether or not we act on that information, is a moral one.

Custom 3D-Printed Beams Can Be 10,000 Times Stronger Than Steel

Steel beams are pretty uniformly strong, but they're all run of the mill, literally. If you start 3D-printing custom beams for the exact purpose they're intended to serve though, you've got a regular space-age material on your hands. It's lighter than steel and orders of magnitude stronger.

3D Printer Prints 3D Printer Which Prints 3D Printer

The Japanese company NaritaX has printed the first ever perpetual 3D printer printer printer.. etc.

Products and Designs

[Product] Hollow Cube

Hollow Cube is a Rubik's Cube that has been made as hollow as possible. The pieces are held together by dovetail connections.

[Design] Butterfly Comb

Stick it to the man (figuratively only please!) with this open source, fun and completely functional butterfly-comb!

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