[hackerspaces] printablegun.com has it's 3d printer siezed

Bryce Tugwell btugwell at fusestudios.com
Tue Oct 2 02:52:05 CEST 2012

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On Mon, Oct 1, 2012 at 6:50 PM, Bryce Tugwell <btugwell at fusestudios.com>wrote:

> For better or for worse, Printablegun.com who was/is working on creating a
> (hand)gun printable on a 3d printer, has had its printer (which evidently
> was leased(?)) confiscated "before they even got it out of the box" by the
> company that made the printer (Stratasys). Evidently printablegun.com did
> a kickstarter style fundraiser, raised $20,000 and "leased" the printer
> (would love to know if they actually leased it, or if this is the action of
> a company that is moving on a end user licence agreement...) In any case
> they showed up at the guys house and took the printer away before it was
> ever plugged in. (i won't insert my opinion on this right away, I am
> interested in hearing yours!)
> Discuss?
> I am sure there are some lively opinions on this, and I am all ears, I
> would love to hear thoughs.
> Also, I am about to post a huge load of photos (well over a thousand) of
> the Iron pour I attended and participated in this weekend to flickr, I will
> send out a link when the upload is complete. I made a nice cast iron paella
> pan that turned out great! I can't wait to do another casting. Interested
> parties are welcome to join in, but in the future will need to let me know
> well enough in advance to go over some fairly important safety information
> in advance.
> Also, those interested in making a cast iron piece should let me know - I
> can arrange it if far enough in advance.
> FYI bronze and aluminium castings opportunities coming in the future as
> well.
> Bryce
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