Amsterdam college board stops experiment to print a gun

The board of Amsterdam’s hbo college have banned students and lecturers from making a gun with the college’s 3D printer.

‘We do not want educational resources used to produce weapons or parts of weapons,’ a spokeswoman for the board told RTL news.

Information science lecturer Willem Brouwer used microblogging service Twitter to announce plans to print a plastic pistol, named Liberator, using software downloaded from the internet. The software has been downloaded 100,000 times since it was put on line although the US inventor has removed it on the orders of the police, RTL news said.

According to university magazine Foliaweb, Brouwer  was planning to produce the gun without a firing pin.

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