IT World writes Japanese authorities have sentenced Yoshitomo Imura, a 28-year old engineer, to two years in jail for manufacturing firearms with a 3D printer. A YouTube clip uploaded in May 2014 shows Imura firing one of the guns in a wooded area. Called the ZigZag revolver, it has a capacity of six bullets.
The Yokohama District Court handed down the sentence to Yoshitomo Imura, a 28-year-old former employee of Shonan Institute of Technology who made a number of guns with a 3D printer in his home in Kawasaki outside Tokyo last year.
Imura was arrested in May on a charge of illegal weapons possession in what media reports described as Japan's first such case involving 3D-printed firearms.