The American hit series CSI informed viewers in the latest episode (season 13, episode 9) with a plot twist that featured 3D printing. The 3D printed gun issue has received wide coverage in the media over recent months, and it would seem it has got the attention of the creators of CSI. The debate on this will surely rumble on.
For those who still haven’t seen the episode and don’t appreciate spoilers, viewing the full episode before continuing reading is advised. If you are in the US you can view the full episode here, and those outside the US here.
Taking some dramatic license in terms of the realities of what is currently possible, in this episode the murder weapon was made using a 3D printer however, the crime was solved by tracing the printer.
Food for thought all round.