On the same exact day that Cody Wilson of Defense Distributed got a notice from the State Department about ripping his 3D printing handgun schematics from the web, the U.S. Government launched a $200 million initiative , $30 million of which went to Defense Department’s “additive manufacturing” pilot program. Additive manufacturing is another way of saying 3D printing; and i t’s unlikely the DoD is going to be printing off a bunch of tables and chairs.
Cody Wilson, the mind behind the “Liberator,” the world’s first 3D-printed handgun , said he didn’t know what would happen once he upload the blueprints for the gun online Now he does The Department of State, through its Office of Defense Trade Controls Compliance, forced Wilson to take down the online blueprints for the “Liberator” and all the other 3D-printed weapon parts that he has made available online.
This Article Originally was Published here: http://www.energyandcapital.com/articles/north-dakota-does-it-again/3105 North Dakota did it again. It demolished previous records in oil production for December 2012. The latest numbers released last Friday by the state’s Department of Mineral Resources showed the state produced 768,800 barrels of oil a day for December.
Man at hacker conference demonstrates how he made CAD models of restricted keys and produced plastic replicas, according to a Forbes report.
There’s a terrific article on The Verge describing all the details of actual Dinosaur printing. That’s the science of 3D scanning dinosaur fossils and using 3D printing technology to produce accurate replicas of the bones.