This whitepaper is also available as a PDF and can be purchased on the Amazon Kindle Store . This white paper, It Will Be Awesome if They Don’t Screw it Up: 3D Printing, Intellectual Property, and the Fight Over the Next Great Disruptive Technology , examines how intellectual property (IP) law impacts the rapidly maturing technology of 3D printing, and how incumbents who feel threatened by its growth might try to use IP law to stop it. The full text of the paper is below, but for a swankier version with colors and pictures, check out the pdf . To watch this technology in action and listen to interviews of experts in the field, check out our 3D Printing Issue Page . Introduction An Opportunity, and a Warning
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The Melonia Shoe: A world's first? Wearable 3D printed footwear Posted by Sam Dunne | 21 Feb 2010 | Comments (10) Students of Stockholm's two most prestigious design schools have collaborated to produce these awe-inspiring, full-wearable shoes, 3D printed in polyamid. Naim Josefi and Souzan Youssouf, of Beckmans & Konstfack respectively, designed and modelled the shoes for Selective Laser Sintering (the one with all the powder and the lasers) and produced five pairs for Naim's "Melonia" collection, shown during Stockholm Fashion Show earlier this month.
The CandyFab 6000 Today we are relaunching the CandyFab Project with a new logo and a new wiki site, wiki.candyfab.org . But more importantly, we are unveiling this new machine, the CandyFab 6000 : It’s a brand new CandyFab– still in beta.
3D printing is an interesting technology which allows engineers and designers to get a 3D object from a digital design that can be viewed in the real world. Artists also use 3D printing to make art that is designed digitally. A team of engineers and artists working at the University of Washington's Solheim Rapid Manufacturing Laboratory has developed a new method of using conventional 3D printers to create glass objects . A 3D printer typically uses a layer of powder that is activated by an ink jet printer that sprays a binding material at the exact location it is needed. The reaction binder adheres to the powdered and creates the object. Lab Creates 3D Glass Printing Process
Ever wanted to connect your Legos and Tinkertoys together? Now you can — and much more. Announcing the Free Universal Construction Kit : a set of adapters for complete interoperability between 10 popular construction toys.