The world’s first 3D-printed handgun has been successfully fired in Austin, Texas. The weapon is the work of a firm called Defense Distributed, and is almost completely made of ABS plastic, using an $8,000 3-D printer bought on eBay. Only the firing pin is made of metal.
And it happened! Over a year ago in my Trendspotting class we talked about emerging technology like 3D printing and the concern was raised about what would happen if guns could be printed.
3D printed guns are now a thing. Made with printers bought from eBay.