Latest Report: 3D Printing – WMD Proliferation and Terrorism Risks
Author: Francisco Galamas
3D printing, or addictive manufacturing, has been expanding its presence in our society at an impressive rate. These printers basically inject layers of plastic, metal or other substances in order to build objects. While at first three-dimensional printing could only do very simple objects, recent developments allowed this technology to advance for the production of more complex items, such as firearms. For instance, in mid-2013, the world woke up to the reality of 3D printed guns as they fired their first shots on camera, in a video release by the producing company – Defense Distributed(…).