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posted by LaminatorX on Thursday March 13 2014, @03:54AM   Printer-friendly
from the their-customs-are-strange-to-me dept.

EvilJim writes :

"New Zealand Customs recently released a report stating guns, drugs and gems could soon be printed in your living room: Printers-capable-of-making-guns
Fortunately some experts have voiced their opinion on this report with some more down to earth thinking: No-smoking-gun-with-3-D-printers-experts-say
When will government get a handle on this technology and stop all the FUD? ever?"

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  • (Score: 1) by Aiwendil on Thursday March 13 2014, @04:04PM

    by Aiwendil (531) on Thursday March 13 2014, @04:04PM (#15936) Journal

    Is there anything other than cost that actually stops one from modifying a synthetic-diamonds-via-laser-setup into a 3d-printer for diamonds?

    I means, since we already make synthetic diamonds by a method that basically is lasers pointed at substrate in a methane and hydrogen-mixture.

  • (Score: 0) by crutchy on Thursday March 13 2014, @08:47PM

    by crutchy (179) on Thursday March 13 2014, @08:47PM (#16079) Homepage Journal

    i'm not familiar with how cubic zirconia is manufactured, but i was under the impression that temperature and pressure were involved (basically the natural process but sped up in a lab) but you might be right.

    3d printing is a disruptive technology, and we don't yet know of it's full potential.
    people will find new weird and wonderful applications that we can't even imagine today.