New developments in the 3D-printable gun case have revived the debate on the dangers of 3D-printing of firearms and the sharing of their electronic blueprints online. While these developments may only have a limited immediate impact on the proliferation of small arms, this approach has the potential to undermine controls on 3D printing and export controls on technical data more broadly.
Export control compliance has become a serious topic for universities and science laboratories. Routine daily activities at the Lab implicate export control; these include research, shipping, tech transfer, travel, IT user facilities and agreements, and processing foreign national visas. To help ensure success and compliance in this area, the Lab’s Export Control Officer Scott Fong and I need your help. More »