Article published by Today Online (3 February 2021)
3D printing technology is often heralded for its potential to democratise manufacturing by reducing costs, increasing design flexibility, and redistributing supply chains. But it also has the ability to reduce barriers of access to firearms or other highly-regulated weapons.
Gareth’s commentary discusses the threat of 3D-printed firearms to law enforcement and public safety, Singapore’s new bill that seeks to address this threat by criminalising the possession of digital blueprints for 3D printed firearms or firearm components, and the additional measures needed to ensure that the country can continue to enjoy the benefits of 3D-printing while remaining vigilant against emergent threats.
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