90 Miles From Tyranny : Defense Distributed Will Pay You $15,000.00 For A Mark One 3-D printer that prints carbon fiber...

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Defense Distributed Will Pay You $15,000.00 For A Mark One 3-D printer that prints carbon fiber...

The 3-D printable Liberator pistol invented by
Defense Distributed in 2013
THE AGE OF 3-D printing in carbon fiber has hardly arrived. But the controversy over 3-D printing carbon fiber guns is well under way.

The 3-D printing startup MarkForged plans to soon begin shipping the Mark One, a device it advertises as the world’s first 3-D printer that prints carbon fiber; The Mark One digitally fabricate objects in a material as light as plastic and as strong by some measures as aluminum. But it won’t be shipping that printer to Defense Distributed, the non-profit political group that invented the first fully 3-D printed gun nearly two years ago.

Defense Distributed founder Cody Wilson says he pre-ordered the Mark One about a year ago for $8,000, but was told last Friday in a phone call with a MarkForged salesman that the company refuses to sell him one, citing terms of service that disallow private citizens from using the machine to make firearms. So instead, Wilson is offering what he describes as a “bounty” to anyone who can get him MarkForged’s new carbon fiber printer.

“Anyone who’s got access to one, any reseller, any individual or business or entity that can deliver it to me, I will give them fifteen grand,” says Wilson, who has also released a YouTube video advertising his offer. “I’m going to get this printer. I’m going to make a gun with it. And I’m going to make sure everyone knows it was made with a...
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