If you're waiting for desktop additive-manufacturing technology to move closer to professional-level results, be prepared to wait for a very long time. The past year was a breakout for desktop 3-D printing. MakerBot released two new models, Formlabs debuted the first prosumer 3-D printer to use high-accuracy stereolithography, and a slew of innovative, printed projects lifted awareness and desirability of additive manufacturing for the general public.
Parece ser un tema de actualidad y es verdad que, a estas alturas, es previsible o por lo menos imaginable. Las impresoras 3D personales permiten romper el monopolio de la producción de objetos garantizado hasta hoy por la posesión de las herramientas de producción. Potencialmente, son capaces de reproducir casi cualquier objeto existente.
Nov.21, 2012 3D Systems Corporation (NYSE:DDD) announced Tuesday that it has brought suit in the Federal District Court of South Carolina, Rock Hill division, against Formlabs , Inc. of Cambridge, Massachusetts and Kickstarter, Inc. of New York, New York. 3D Systems said it is seeking injunctive relief and damages for infringement of one of its patents relating to the stereolithography process. (Image credit: Formlabs) 3D Systems' complaint asserts that the sale and use of the Form 1 3D printers sold by Formlabs and Kickstarter infringe a U.S. patent relating to stereolithography. Formlabs sold the Form 1 3D printers to backers of its Kickstarter campaign in September and October 2012.
An open letter to the open source hardware community from OSHWA, the Open Source Hardware Association, oshwa.org The current leadership of the Open Source Initiative (OSI, opensource.org) has brought to our attention that they feel the Open Source Hardware ‘gear’ logo infringes on their trademark. The open source hardware logo was chosen by the community and has become a de facto standard over the past year and a half.
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Back in 2008, I had started archiving dxf files on a domain I wasn’t using. Zach and I were hanging out a lot at NYCResistor and we started talking about a future of downloadable things.
Open Source hardware is the next step in the development of “open” licenses; A review of the most important OS hardware licenses show them to be a combination of known techniques, like creative commons, and “covenant not to sue” for patents or design rights; Their validity and enforceability seem somewhat weaker than the software Open Source licenses, mainly because, paradoxically, there is a fundamental freedom to copy hardware (unlike software); it makes sense for Open Source hardware licenses to focus on patents and design rights.
Ángel Franco/The New York Times The MakerBot 3-D printer makes objects from molten plastic from a computer design.
The following is a BSD 2-Clause license template.
Editor's Note: Peter Hanna is an associate at the law firm Jenner & Block. This post is part of the Global Innovation Showcase created by the New America Foundation and the Global Public Square . It is adapted from a piece that appeared on Ars Technica on April 5, 2011
The following guest post is by Jürgen Neumann, from the Open Source Hardware and Design Alliance .
The TAPR Open Hardware License is TAPR's contribution to the community of Open Hardware developers.
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 .
The Penrose Triangle is as elegant as it is impossible—much like M.C. Escher’s drawings, it presents a two-dimensional illusion that the eye interprets as three-dimensional.
More news on the first-ever DMCA threat for violating a copyright in a 3D object -- Ulrich Schwanitz has rescinded his complaint and will release his shape into the public domain today. Here's a summary for those of you who missed it: last week, Ulrich Schwanitz figured out how to print the "impossible" Penrose Triangle," a well-known optical illusion.