Common Sense

The 3D-printed lower receiver of an AR-15, which until recently could be found on the 3D-printing website Thingiverse.

(via Forbes via Digg) Makerbot has finally started enforcing its ban on printable weapons and weapon parts. From the Forbes story…

In the wake of one of worst shooting incidents in American history, the 3D-printing firm Makerbot has deleted a collection of blueprints for gun components from Thingiverse, its popular user-generated content website that hosts 3D-printable files. Though Thingiverse has long banned designs for weapons and their components in its terms of service, it rarely enforced the rule until the last few days, when the company’s lawyer sent notices to users that their software models for gun parts were being purged from the site.

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One Response to “Common Sense”

  1. owen says:

    its a good thing because 3d printing is so expensive compared to buying an the real thing. Any crazy person doing it has got to be really craycray!