3D Printing

Restrictions on 3D-Printed Gun Plans Came Too Late To Stop Proliferation

You can't stop the signal


It's been months since Cody Wilson demonstrated the first-ever handgun made entirely of 3D printed parts (save for a nail) and shared the blueprints for the weapon online.

Those files, which were available on Wilson's website, DEFCAD.com, have since been removed from the site at the request of the U.S. Department of State — but too late to make a difference.

Thousands have already downloaded the blueprints for Wilson's "Liberator" handgun, which means that some, at least, are still churning out 3D-printed guns at home.