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Army’s 3-D printed bombs will
create ‘a whole new universe’
of deadly capabilities

Washington Times, by Douglas Ernst

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Posted By:LittleHoodedMonk, 7/30/2014 6:22:02 PM

Three-dimensional printing is taking the evolution of the bomb to a new level. The U.S. Army believes that the new technology will present security experts and policy makers with capabilities previously unimaginable. “Once you get into detonation physics, you open up a whole new universe,” U.S. Army Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center materials engineer James Zunino, told Army Technology magazine for its July issue. (Snip) The engineer told the magazine that 3-D printing would allow warhead designers to create customizable bombs, which would send tailored blast fragments in the direction mostly likely

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I always marvel at what we are doing to "own" the modern battlefield. However, as we see all these billions sunk into such smart weapons to give our side the distinct advantage, some jackass in striped pants will nullify it with "absurd" rules of engagement. I can only hope when ISIS makes it to our side of the hemisphere, they pick these weak political pundits to practice on before showing up at my door.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: schnapps, 7/30/2014 7:01:11 PM     (No. 9946967)

The would-be bomber still has to buy C4 or fertilizer to work with his 3-D bomb shell. That´s when a vigilant FBI/DHS/TSA agent would nab him.
This assumes we have vigilant FBI/DHS/TSA agents.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Videodrone, 7/30/2014 7:18:07 PM     (No. 9946979)

"energetic exothermic reactions"

minor hobby

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