You can’t always print what you want.
Cody Wilson, a law student and aspiring gun maker at the University of Texas, won’t be able to manufacture his so-called “Wiki Weapons” as planned after the 3D printer he leased to create the firearms at home was seized back by its maker.
Wilson, 24, is on a mission to develop a design for a gun that can be widely shared and then “printed” around the world, using 3D printing technology that makes it possible for individuals to produce physical objects in plastic or other materials from digital designs.
"We're not trying to be a business," Wilson told the Daily News. "We want to give it away. The goal is to have workable designs that anyone can use and modify as they please."
The self-described libertarian has described the project, dubbed “Defense Distributed” as "the world's first 3D printable defense system,” and says he wants to create a world in which everyone has access to guns.