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First fully 3-D printed gun test fired

Staples has become the first major U.S. retailer to offer easy access to 3-D printers on its website. Staples is offering a printer by a company called 3D Systems known as The Cube. The 3-D printer is available for $1,299.

The Cube uses digital design files as blueprints to build physical three-dimensional objects layer-by-layer using plastic. The printer is capable of printing just about anything the user can dream up from action figures to iPhone docks and more.


Cube 3D Printer

The Cube can print products up to 5 1/2 inches on each dimension. Print media is available in 16 different colors and the printer ships with 25 design templates included.

Staples will also offer consumables for the 3-D printer online and in some of its stores.

Speaking of 3-D printers, a company called Defense Distributed recently tested the world's first completely 3-D printed gun. The only parts of the weapon not created using a 3-D printer are the firing pin, which is a nail, and the .380 caliber bullet. The weapon successfully completed a single test shot and misfired on an additional test shot.
 
When loaded with a more powerful 5.7 x 28 rifle cartridge the gun exploded.
 
You can watch the video of the test firing below:
 

Sources: CNN, Forbes



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RE: conjoined
By retrospooty on 5/6/2013 12:10:03 PM , Rating: 1
While i agree with your assesement 100%, he has said far more moronic things than this... In fact, on a 10 scale of moronic things Nortel posts, this is toward the low end. Sometimes my palm literally and totally subconsciously hits my forehead when reading the idiotic things this guys posts. My favorite is how Samsung copied Apple with its choice in RAM sized of 16,32,64gb in its phones. LOL. Now THAT one is a 10. "16,32,64gb ram? a total ripoff of Apple's idea" ROFL


RE: conjoined
By Cheesew1z69 on 5/6/2013 1:11:54 PM , Rating: 3
quote:
My favorite is how Samsung copied Apple with its choice in RAM sized of 16,32,64gb in its phones. LOL. Now THAT one is a 10. "16,32,64gb ram? a total ripoff of Apple's idea" ROFL
That's a classic, it should scroll at the bottom of DT so people can see how much of a moron he really is.


RE: conjoined
By retrospooty on 5/6/2013 2:14:59 PM , Rating: 2
LOL... I bet you anything within a year or two it will be bumped up. Let me just use a random # here... Say 128gb. ;)


RE: conjoined
By Cheesew1z69 on 5/7/13, Rating: 0
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