Three Dimensions Are Not Enough to Fabricate Products

Over the past two decades, the 3D printing industry made its way to become the best choice for fast prototype production also known as rapid prototyping. Nowadays, with powder bed technology for additive manufacturing and the use of metal and polymer production ready materials, the industry’s focus has shifted to the next phase, serial fabrication of end products using ..

Appeals Court Rules On the Transmission of 3D Files
 International Trade Commission cannot stop digital blueprints of physical objects from being imported into the U.S. The underlying issues relevant to 3D printing have not been decided, including whether digital blueprints are articles of manufacture, and therefore patentable; whether the creation, sale, importation, or transmission of digital blueprints can infringe patents; and questions related to the scanning, transmission, and printing of physical objects. …