Meet “The Reason”, A New Metal 3D Printed Gun
Its creator, Eric Mutchler, alas informs me today the name of is new metal 3D printed handgun is not a deliberate shout-out to Reason, despite our early and often coverage of the world of 3D printed weapons in both plastic and metal. It was just named that “for the sake of it, it seemed a useful term” for such a gun since “who can argue with ‘reason’?”
Mutchler tells me that, despite erroneous reporting all around the tech field this morning from TechCrunch to Gizmodo, his weapon is not an official product of his employer, Solid Concepts.
It was made by him and for him, merely as his personal example of how interestingly personalized 3D printing allows metal weapons to be. (Solid Concepts, now owned by a bigger, and publicly held, 3D printing interest Stratasys, is trying to avoid being too connected with the weapons field these days.)
Brian Doherty is a senior editor at Reason magazine and author of Ron Paul’s Revolution: The Man and the Movement He Inspired (Broadside Books).
Video: Jessica Nehro of EOS (Electro Optical Systems) of North America gives us a quick look their M280 3d laser powered metal printer and printed samples at PD&M 2014.