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Update 3: BBC Coverage


World's First 3D Printed Gun Successfully Fired In The US

Published on May 6, 2013

May 6th

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Working gun made with 3D printer

By Rebecca Morelle Science reporter, BBC World Service, Texas
6 May 2013 Last updated at 02:38 ET

The BBC's Rebecca Morelle saw the 3D-printed gun's first test in Austin, Texas

The world's first gun made with 3D printer technology has been successfully fired in the US.

The controversial group which created the firearm, Defense Distributed, plans to make the blueprints available online.

The group has spent a year trying to create the firearm, which was successfully tested on Saturday at a firing range south of Austin, Texas.

Anti-gun campaigners have criticised the project.

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