We’ve seen 3-D printers used to forge the worst kind of items (guns, for one) but now the devices are being employed to make cooking quick and painless. The Foodini, a new machine created by a startup in Barcelona, Spain, may revolutionize the way we prepare and eat food, and it’s barely in the prototype stages.
The new technology is clearly in the wrong, trigger-happy hands. Now that the first metal gun has been created using a 3-D printer and it can fire 50 rounds, there’s no question firearm printing will get only more and more advanced. And it’s not something to take lightly.
Guns produced using 3-D printers have found an opponent in state Sen. Leland Yee, who plans to introduce legislation that would ban in California the use of the do-it-yourself technology to create firearms.
A new dimension is emerging in the battle between gun enthusiasts and their less-thrilled opponents. A 3-D printer, which is exactly what it sounds like, has been used to make parts for a firearm. The composite gun works, and the plans are available freely online.