01 Oct '12, 6pm

3D Printer Company Seizes Machine Back From Wikiweapon :: AFTER indiegogo pulled the plug & he ra

3D Printer Company Seizes Machine Back From Wikiweapon :: AFTER indiegogo pulled the plug & he ra

Cody Wilson planned in the coming weeks to make and test a 3-D printed pistol. Now those plans have been put on hold as desktop-manufacturing company Stratasys pulled the lease on a printer rented out for Wiki Weapon, the internet project lead by Wilson and dedicated to sharing open-source blueprints for 3-D printed guns. Stratasys even sent a team to seize the printer from Wilson’s home. “They came for it straight up,” Cody Wilson, director of Defense Distributed, the online collective that oversees the Wiki project , tells Danger Room. “I didn’t even have it out of the box.” Wilson, who is a second-year law student at the University of Texas at Austin, had leased the printer earlier in September after his group raised $20,000 online. As well as using the funds to build a pistol, the Wiki Weapon project aimed to eventually provide a platform for anyone to share 3-D weapon...

Full article: http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2012/10/3d-gun-blocked/

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