I had the opportunity to talk about the issue of 3D printed firearms with Channel 9 News’ Luke Cooper. The main message I wanted to convey is as follows (direct quotes from the interview reproduced in print): “At the moment the issue is far too emotive,” “People aren’t having a logical discussion over the points, […]Read more "9News: 3D-printed guns in Australia: Everything you need to know"
The lawyer for the plaintiff successfully argued that sharing a 3D scan of a firearm on the internet was protected on free speech grounds. Shutterstock Richard Matthews, University of Adelaide A landmark case in the United States has been settled out of court, giving gun rights advocate Cody Wilson the right to publish instructions on […]Read more "US citizens can now publish models of 3D printed firearms online. What does it mean for us?"
3D printing has rapidly increased in quality and popularity over the past decade. In the medical sector, it has evolved from the creation of relatively simple prosthetics, to a silicon prototype of a functioning human heart. Unfortunately regulation hasn’t kept pace with technological progress. As the costs of 3D printing have reduced, patients are […]Read more "Conversation: Proposed new regulations for 3D printed medical devices must go further"
Following on from my expert opinion piece in The Conversation, I recently had the opportunity to discuss with the ABC’s Damien Carrick from the Law Report about additive manufacturing and its impacts on firearms legislation in Australia. You can listen to the audio here. [15 minutes.]Read more "3D Guns and Regulation"
The legal minefield of 3D printed guns Richard Matthews, University of Adelaide 3D printed guns are back in the news after Queensland set a legal precedent for giving Kyle Wirth a six-month suspended sentence for fabricating a number of gun parts. As presiding Judge Katherine McGuinness acknowledged, Wirth didn’t produce an entire gun – […]Read more "The legal minefield of 3D printed guns"