Do not worry about the 3D-printing illegal weapons




Do not worry about the 3D-printing illegal weapons


The Danish company that manufactures components for 3D-printers and software for manufacturers of 3D-printers claims to have developed an algorithm that will prevent the illegal production of components of firearms. We recall not so long ago, is now available for download file for the gun 3D-printer.

On Tuesday, Create it Real has announced that in the near future its software will activate the search and lock manufacturing weapon parts. In identifying a file containing “recipes” firearms and their parts, the software will turn off and disable printing. Most likely, Create it Real will license the producers of 3D-printers for “several thousand euros per year”, and after delivering 3D-printers to individual consumers.

Such innovation is focused on the efforts of Defense Distributed, a group based in Texas and has made ​​print of weapons the 3D-printer, more than any other organization in the world. Over the past few months DefDist created and demonstrated a gun collected by this method. As a result, a number of U.S. lawmakers have begun to develop new rules to govern the possible rapid drop in prices the 3D-printer.

“In Europe, there are laws on the manufacture of firearms – and who will be responsible if you just press the” print “and make weapons?” – Asked by Jeremy Pierre Gay, CEO of the company. – “This is a matter of concern for manufacturers. They want to get rid of that responsibility. Our software works like a virus, we have a central database, where we collect all the files that make the firearm. Our goal is that a normal user could mistakenly print a gun. ”

Gay refused to explain exactly how the detection algorithm, but mentioned “a combination of geometric features.” Currently, this software is only available for devices Create it Real, but the executive director said that he would like to license the software to other developers.

“In our case, if you want to print on our printers, you have to use our software. Firearms can not be printed on this printer, but if you have another – completely. Everything can be hacked, but the average user will not deal with such matters. If you have kids at home and you invite them to print out a water pistol, the idea is complete printout of the gun. The same situation is with the movie, when you download, you do not know what to get as a result. A child can download porn under the name “Bambi”. With a water pistol is the same situation. ”

Cody Wilson, head of the Defense Distributed, notes that he has no claim to a company that uses a lock-style DRM, to prevent printing 3D-arms.

“Anyone can use the files for their own purposes,” – he said. – “This guy takes the files to create a library of prohibited items. In a free market, anyone should be able to buy this software, unless he wants his children to print them guns. And my question is this gentleman would be: what is the first company will promote this software? “.

In general, 3D-printers – not such a bad thing .
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