Thingiverse Removes (Most) Printable Gun Parts
This technology belongs strictly in the hands of licensed manufacturers only. But US laws will not stop off shore entities/nations from furthering development of printed military gear. Hopefully only in true military purposes.
It’s important to understand that many gun designs are already open sourced, some on the internet some not. CNC technology completely changed gun making same as many other machined products. 3D printing is a natural extension.
In the wake of the Sandy Hook shooting, Thingiverse is cracking down on 3-D printable gun parts.
The AR-15 part had been uploaded by gunsmith Michael Guslick, who goes by HaveBlue on the site. The part has been available since before Thingiverse changed its terms of service to forbid weapons and weapon parts.
Thingiverse’s latest Terms of Service say, “You agree not to use the Site or Services to collect, upload, transmit, display, or distribute any User Content … (ii) that … promotes illegal activities or contributes to the creation of weapons.”