A Danish company has announced that it has created a software program that will identify components of firearms and prevent a 3D printer from printing them out. The company says that its goal is to prevent the “accidental” printing of a gun by printer owners, but something tells me that this is instead intended to place another brick in the wall of gun control. Something that might be a mandatory add-on included in printer software by concerned governments.
Thankfully it appears to work like modern anti-virus software, meaning that changing one minor detail (or even just the file name) could trick it into printing the part anyway. You can’t stop the signal, no matter how hard you try.