Oct 9, 2012

Marketplace Tech Report for Tuesday, October 9, 2012

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A law student in Texas wants to make a handgun using a device that prints out 3-D objects using melted plastic. Cody Wilson asked people for money online and got $20,000 to try it. His aim is to prototype this…

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3-D printing handguns in Texas

Oct 8, 2012
A University of Texas law student in Austin has a plan to make firearms available to absolutely everyone, but is it legal?

A law student in Texas wants to make a handgun using a device that prints out 3-D objects using melted plastic. Cody Wilson asked people for money online and got $20,000 to try it. His aim is to prototype this so-called “Wiki Weapon” and make the plans freely available to anyone online.  It’s open source weaponry. It’s also a example of how 3-D printing could change society even as it begins to revolutionize manufacturing.

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