US citizens can now publish models of 3D printed firearms online. What does it mean for us?

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 […]

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Conversation: Proposed new regulations for 3D printed medical devices must go further

  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 […]

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3D Guns and Regulation

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.]

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