Vagina artist Megumi Igarashi arrested again

Dec 3, 2014

Vagina artist Megumi Igarashi arrested again

An artist who made a kayak modeled on her own vagina was arrested again on Wednesday, police said, in a case that has garnered international attention and sparked accusations of censorship. Megumi Igarashi, who calls herself Rokudenashi-ko — which loosely translates as “reprobate child” ...

First 3-D printed rocket set for takeoff

Oct 25, 2014

First 3-D printed rocket set for takeoff

Fueled by beer and the enthusiasm of amateurs, a British team recently said it was preparing to launch the world’s first ever 3-D printed rocket. Showing off the human-sized rocket in a London office, Lester Haines, head of the Special Projects Bureau at technology ...

Jul 14, 2014

Female artist held over sending 3D data on genitals

A female artist has been arrested on suspicion of distributing data that could be used to reproduce her genitals with a 3-D printer, Tokyo police said Monday. The suspect, identified as Megumi Igarashi, 42, a resident of Setagaya Ward, Tokyo, works under the name ...

Nov 9, 2013

Texas firm makes world's first 3-D-printed metal gun

A Californian engineering company says it has produced the first metal gun made on a 3-D printer, releasing a video showing the firearm scoring repeated bull’s-eyes in successful tests. But Solid Concepts, which describes itself as a world leader of 3-D printing services, said ...

May 15, 2013

Crude 3-D print tech will make a big bang

by John Naughton

The news that a few jokers in Texas calling themselves Defense Distributed have succeeded in creating a working handgun using 3-D printing technology has thrown the cat into the pigeon coop. The reaction from legislators in the United States has been hyperactive. Democratic Congressman ...