A 3D printer has unlimited possibilities – with some of them being particularly practical and some not so much. What we have here though, is something… special, which may not make… police authorities everywhere, happy at all.
Well, it looks like a 3D printer could print the right… “skeleton keys”, that will help you unlock a pair of… handcuffs.
The demonstration was carried out by a man called “Ray”, during the “Hackers on Planet Earth” conference last week. The “3D skeleton keys” he printed managed to “unlock” several pairs of high-end handcuffs, by both german Bonowi, as well as british Chubb.
“Ray” claims that he created these keys by measuring “authentic” keys he bought on eBay. In fact, he said he would upload the CAD files on Thingiverse, not to use “maliciously”, but for demo reasons, as well as to highlight how easily one can break in a pair of handcuffs.
In any case, police all over the world, as well as manufacturers whose handcuffs “Ray” managed to break in, definitely cannot be particularly happy about his achievement…