3d printing patents

NVBOTS Announces General Availability of the NVPro, Featuring Patented Automated Part Removal

The NVPro 3D printer from Boston-based startup NVBOTS has been on our radar for a long time. Since its humble beginnings as a Fundable campaign to its arrival in schools and in major…

Hasbro Files Patent for Kid-Oriented 3D Scanner

One of the great things about 3D printing is that kids have definitely not been left out. Printer manufacturers, schools and government agencies are all very serious about making sure…

Is Disney Getting into the 3D Printing Business? They Just Filed for Three New Related Patents

When you hear Disney you usually think theme parks, big budget movies, animated fairy tales and merchandise licensing deals that just won’t quit. But Disney didn’t become one of the…

New Patent Application Reaffirms that Apple Really Likes 3D Printing

Regarding their entry into the 3D printing market, Apple continues to maintain an air of mystery. Their recent patent application for a color 3D printer is still floating in the…

Boeing Files Patent Application, Wants to 3D Print Levitating Objects

I always love seeing new 3D printing patent applications. There has been some wacky-looking stuff presented — Samsung’s recently granted patent for a holographic 3D printer comes to mind — but I’ve never seen anything…

Samsung Just Granted Patent for Holographic 3D Printer & Driver

For a company that has emphasized they are not entering the 3D printing arena, Samsung sure does like applying for patents. We’ve covered similar stories on Apple and their patent applications…

Memjet v. HP: 3D Printing to Be Excused from the Courtroom?

The perception from some corners of the world regarding 3D printing might be that not too long ago everyone was communing in a rather unspoiled and lawless state of sharing…

Graphene 3D Lab Files Patent for Graphene 3D Printed LED Light Source and Multi-Function 3D Printer

New York-based 3D printing technology and materials company Graphene 3D Lab has had a lot of buzz attached to their company since it was formed last year. Most of it…

Apple’s Patent Application Could Potentially Revolutionize Multicolor 3D Printing

The Apple rumor mill continues to churn! Last year, murmurs that the mega-corporation may be planning to enter the 3D printing market began to circulate after Apple filed for several patents…

Exclusive Interview: Legal Expert Marcus J. Thymian Examines Implications of Intellectual Property & Patent Law in 3D Printing

Intellectual property is, obviously, a hot issue in today’s world. With patents having been around for centuries–George Washington signed the first US patent back in 1790, for Samuel Hopkins’ method…

United Nations Encourages More Countries to Invest in 3D Printing

With such an influx of news on 3D printing every day, it can seem as if the entire world is embracing the technology. However, according to the United Nations, most…

Can 3D Digital Models Be Patented? Federal Courts to Make Key Decision This Summer

When it comes to patents and intellectual property the law has traditionally been notoriously uneven and unclear about what can and cannot be patented. By design, concepts that are considered…

Shots Fired: The 3D Printing Materials IP War Has Begun as Joshua Pearce Releases Algorithm for Obviousness

As 3D printing becomes more successful and dependable, the ability to fabricate just about anything at home without the need of mass production is virtually inevitable. This ability to circumvent…

3D Printing: The Stories We Didn’t Cover — October 17

What do Nike shoes, chocolate, robots, nylon glue and new medical technologies all have in common? They are all featured stories in this week’s stories we weren’t able to fully…

Samsung Electronics Granted Patent for MultiColor Ink in 3D Printing

Samsung Electronics has repeatedly said they are not entering the 3D printing market, but some might find they protest a little too much–especially in light of the recent patent awarded…

Chile’s Honeycomb Graphics Seeks Patent & Investors for Unique 3D Printing Colorizing Technique

While color in design is a crucial element, it’s not something we follow as much as you would think here in the 3D printing industry. For now. Still somewhat limited…

Understanding Why the Copyright Office is Looking into 3D Printing

For much of this year, the US Copyright Office has been looking into 3D printing. Recently, I feel some commenters here at 3Dprint.com have fundamentally misunderstood the proceeding and confused…

Autodesk Patent Reveals Several Advanced Multi-Color FDM 3D Printing Methods

When Autodesk announced their Spark 3D printing platform and subsequent SLA 3D printer, the Ember, it caught many within the industry, including us, off guard. What it did seemingly show,…

Stratasys Prevails in Inter Parte 3D Printing Related Patent Battle with Afinia

Stratasys and Afinia have been battling in the courts for years in a series of confrontations over various patents and claims, and now Stratasys says they’re happy with an announcement…

Adobe Files Patent for ‘Smooth 3D Printing’ Process

If you have ever wrapped your textbooks in contact paper, or attempted to place a screen cover on your smartphone, you’re probably painfully familiar with the frustrating bubbles that are…

Stratasys Awarded Patent for Concealing Seams within the 3D Printing Process

As I have mentioned in the past, it’s my personal opinion that technologies like stereolithography (SLA) will eventually win out in the battle for the consumer 3D printing market. The…

3D Systems’ Lawsuit Against Formlabs is Dismissed

Although legal battles over intellectual property, particularly patents, are a common occurrence within many larger technological fields, the 3D printing industry has remained relatively quiet when it comes to legal disputes….

Stratasys Vs Afinia Patent Case Drama: Stratasys drops one of its 3D printer patent violation allegations

With the rapid growth of 3D printing, attributed mainly to the sheer number of companies manufacturing printers, and the DIY kits which are available at affordable prices, there has been only one…

Nike, Two Major 3D Printing Footwear Patent Applications Filed

Most of us are already well aware of Nike’s intentions to use 3D printing as a major part of their footwear assembly process. They have already used 3D printing in…