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Do you agree that you should need a license to use a 3D printer?

Now I know what you re thinking, why should that be necessary. Well, people can make weapons out of 3D printers, like guns, that actually work.

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  • 9 months ago

    Hi. No.

    Time & time again licensing has proven to be a completely ineffective method of preventing bad things from happening.

    Just like a Driver's license, an Officer doesn't know it's revoked until it's too late.

    And there are always unscrupulous middle-level people who will allow their licenses to be abused. Companies with the printers & licenses who let people use them non-business hours.

    High school kids who's parents have one at the office & they can get their keys.

    G'Luck!!!

    • Tech Support8 months agoReport

      Actually, you're wrong, it does prevent bad things from happening. Because, you need to be at least 18 to get a drivers license. If you let an 8 year old drive, what do you think will happen. Heres what, BOOM! He'll crash, or he'll get arrested. And furthermore, where is this "proof" of yours?

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  • Dick
    Lv 7
    9 months ago

    No. No license. People can also make pipe bombs but no license is required to purchase a pipe!

    • Tech Support9 months agoReport

      Well, if somebody is walking around with a bomb, however it was made, they should be arrested, period. Needing a license to use a 3D printer would lower gun violence in the United States, because that would be one less way mentally ill people/ terrorists can get their hands on a gun.

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  • 9 months ago

    There are programs to make living organs and surface body parts of humans, like bladders, ears, noses from 3D printer tech. Need license?

    • Tech Support9 months agoReport

      Well, in that case, surgeons that put these parts on should have to go through a 3D printer test to get a license

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  • George
    Lv 4
    9 months ago

    People can make baseball bats out of wood, so do wood workers all need special licences!

    • Tech Support9 months agoReport

      But have you ever heard of a wood printer that you could connect to your computer? No. People can access guns through a 3D printer and a few hours. Baseball bats can be dangerous. But they are usually crafted by humans, not computers.

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  • 9 months ago

    you can make a gun out of steel pipe and a nail...

    its not that hard

    • Tech Support9 months agoReport

      Well, if some guy was walking around with a gun, especially one that does not meet requirements of safety design standards, then he would be arrested in 3 blinks of an eye. And even if it did, you have to remember that in reality in the US, you DO need a license for any gun, PERIOD.

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  • Alex
    Lv 7
    9 months ago

    Well then...one would also need a licence to have a workshop since anyone with a halfway decent one could make pipe guns.

    • Tech Support9 months agoReport

      Pipe guns are not legal without a license in the United States already. And, if some workshop was selling guns to any dude that walked in the store, then both the person selling the gun and the owner of the workshop should immediately be arrested for not asking somebody for a license for a gun.

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  • VP
    Lv 7
    9 months ago

    No, I do not agree.

    • Tech Support9 months agoReport

      Thanks for sharing your opinion. Could you explain why you do not agree? It would really help to build up the conversation about 3D printers, as I feel there has always been a debate about them.

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