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3D printer used for weapon production

I have previously written on 3D printing in this blog. I think it is fascinating technology that has great potentials, whether it be for making jewellery or whole buildings.

Other apparently agree on the potentials bit…the Guardian writes about the greater Manchester police that has analysed 3D printers thought to be used to produce weapons. This piece of news is also noted by Dagens Nyheter. One additional problems with these weapons is that, because they are produced in plastic, they can avoid X-ray detection.

The police now say that more work is needed to understand the scale of the problem…

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