Video: Additive Manufacturing and the Gun Fallacy

This installment in a video series debunking 3D printing misconceptions looks at the notion that the technology is dangerous because it can be used to make firearms.

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Adrian Bowyer makes an excellent point in this video. One of the more sensational objections to the spread of additive manufacturing technology is the fact that it can be used to print guns. However, CNC machine tools can be used to make guns, too, and they are actually better at it. The video above is part of a series of videos from the Science Museum debunking misconceptions about 3D printing.