The Liberator was the first plastic 3D printed gun, but now there’s a printed metal gun.. It’s a model 1911 and it works perfectly.
While some have expressed fear at the possibility that 3D printing could be used for evil, it’s essential that we all remember how much good the technology can do.
A University of Toronto team led by director of their Critical Making Lab, Matt Ratto set out to prove that they could build a working handgun.
A 3D printer company said that they have developed “smart software” that will be able to detect if the model has the characteristics of a firearm.
Travis Lerol, a 30 year old software engineer, printed his Liberator with $30 in material on a $1,300 3D Sytems Cube printer. He takes it to the range.
The government tried to stop it, but the Liberator lives on in the invisible vastness of the internet. And it’s growing up.
The US State Department has done the expected: they have demanded the takedown of the sixteen parts files to the 3D printable gun, the Liberator, at DEFCAD.
Cody Wilson of Defense Distributed has successfully fired the world’s first entirely 3D-printed gun for the very first time. Not just the lower receiver, but the whole gun.
A documentary by MOTHERBOARD takes a look at Cody Wilson’s quest to 3D print a gun. In addition, we’ve got a video of him interviewed on CNN.