Dec 6, 2019 • 39M

How 3-D Printers Could Spread Weapons of Mass Destruction

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We are living on the precipice of a manufacturing revolution. 3D Printing is more than just a hobby your weird rich friends use to make guns, it’s the dawn of a new process of prototype and creation. Additive manufacturing, if you believe the hype, will make it easier to make everything. Including weapons of Mass Destruction. But how real is that threat and how close are we to making chemical weapons at home for fun and profit?

Here to help answer that question is Grant Christopher. Grant is a senior researcher at Vertic, a London based think tank that works to strengthen verification of international agreements. He was part of the research team at CERN that discovered the Higgs Boson, and he’s the co-author of a research paper titled WMD Capabilities Enabled by Additive Manufacturing.

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