Need a missile? Just print it.

Posted Nov 11, 2006 by jmnugent

Falling prices and increased availability of CNC mills, 3d printing and rapid prototyping are making it easy for anyone to create anything, anywhere.
Recent advances in CNC milling, 3d printing and rapid prototyping might have the Defense Department worried. What happens when trafficking weapons no longer means physical movement, but simple transfer of CNC designs? We may be closer than we think to the world of the Star Trek "replictor".