Chris Anderson Clears the Air: 3D Printing Won’t Work for Making Guns

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Chris Anderson 3D Printing

Former editor-in-chief of Wired Chris Anderson weighed in on the 3D printed gun debate with a simple rebuttal:

“3D printing is a terrible technology for the working components of a gun. There is no tensile strength. It would blow up in your face. You can buy guns in Walmart — they are not a scarce product. And if you want a good barrel you can go and get a bit of plumbing from the store.”

This comes after a wave of concern and paranoia about people 3D printing their own guns at home in the wake of school shootings that rocked the news. One such example was the “Wiki Weapon” from Defense Distributed, pictured below.




Cody Wilson Wiki Weapon 3D Printing

Hopefully this type of common sense will prevent regulation from hindering the potential of 3D printing to revolutionize our world.


Chris Anderson photo by Tom Foremski.

Via Wired.

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