The Objet24 3D printer.


The FBI is buying a 3D printer for research into improvised explosive devices (IEDs).
In a notice posted last week, the FBI announced its intention to purchase a $19,000 Stratasys Objet24 3D printer, saying that the device would be used to “support the advanced technical exploitation of evolving and existing high technology explosive devices.”
The announcement comes just over a year since 3D-printed gun inventor Cody Wilson fired his plastic pistol for the first time in May 2013 and subsequently uploaded the design files.
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