Staples becomes first major US retailer to sell 3D printers (+) 3D-printed pistol survives test firing (W/Video)

Featured Image: Picture of the ORDbot Quantum 3D printer. CREDIT: Bart Dring. SOURCE: Wikipedia (Fair Use GNU Free Documentation License).

From GizMag By  May 7, 2013

Staples becomes first major US retailer to sell 3D printers

Despite the growing popularity of 3D printers, being limited to purchase through specialist stores and online shops means they still occupy a niche market of hobbyists and professional designers. You can’t just waltz into your local office supply store and pick one up along with a pack of manila folders and paperclips. But soon, you’ll be able to do just that. Office supply chain Staples will become the first major US retailer to offer 3D printers on its shelves, starting with the Cube from 3D Systems. . . . Read Complete Report

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From GizMag By  May 6, 2013

3D-printed pistol survives test firing

The potential for 3D-printed guns has (unsurprisingly) generated a great deal of controversy, and the Liberator is no exception. Named after the WWII single shot pistol, this 3D-printed .380 caliber pistol is made almost entirely of plastic and looks more like a nozzle for a water hose than a gun. The weapon has survived multiple firings with very little damage, inspiring enough confidence that designer Cody Wilson has now tested the gun by hand. . . . Read Complete Report

From youtube uploaded by DXLiberty

 Liberator – Dawn of the Wiki Weapons

Published on May 5, 2013

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