writes "For the last eight months, a group called Defense Distributed has been seeking to create the world's first entirely 3D-printed handgun. Now they have. The "Liberator," as the group calls its printable firearm, is made of sixteen components, fifteen of which were printed in plastic on a Stratasys Dimension SST 3D printer. The only non-printed part is a common hardware store nail that serves as the gun's firing pin.
Last week, the Liberator was fired for the first time at a firing range and successfully shot a .380 caliber bullet using a remote firing setup. Over the weekend, Defense Distributed's founder, the anarchist and radical libertarian Cody Wilson, was bold enough to try firing it by hand. The results of that test, witnessed by a reporter, indicate that the era of the 3D-printed firearm may be upon us, for better or for worse."Link to Original Source