intellectual property

Senators King and Collins Advocate 3D Printing Adoption for Department of Defense

At a Strategic Forces Senate hearing, Independent Maine Senator Angus King (I-ME) urged the Department of Defense (DoD) to embrace 3D printing technology for faster, more cost-effective maintenance of military…

3D Printing Ethics: Navigating the Gray Areas of 3D Technology

From crafting custom birthday presents to building life-saving prosthetics, 3D printing has revolutionized how we interact with the physical world. But with great power comes great responsibility, and the democratization…

Sigma Additive Sells 3D Printing IP to Become an Online Travel Company

The global economic landscape is an uncertain one, bringing about some expected developments, such as Align Technologies’ purchase of Cubicure, and some less expected. Exemplifying this latter trend is Sigma…

3D Printing News Briefs, July 19, 2023: Local Motors IP Acquisition, Pizza Delivery, & More

We’re starting with materials in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, as parts made with Arkema’s bio-based Pebax(R) Rnew(R) elastomeric materials are now available from Erpro 3D Factory. On to business…

3D Printing News Briefs, June 29, 2023: Secure Remote Printing, 3D Printed Temple, & More

Elegoo has released a new lineup of upgraded 3D printers, while SLM Solutions and Assembrix are collaborating to ensure secure remote 3D printing. These stories kick off our 3D Printing…

3D Printing News Briefs, August 21, 2021: Business, Blockchain, & More

In this edition of 3D Printing News Briefs, PrintParts has appointed a new executive, and a successful blockchain-based 3D printing solution was developed that will enable cryptographic protection of 3D…

IP Security: Reverse Engineering to Test Vulnerability in 3D Printer Toolpaths

We hear a lot about engineering hardware and software and other accompanying technologies for 3D printing, so the idea of going in reverse may raise an eyebrow or two; however,…

3D Printing Webinar & Virtual Event Roundup, June 5, 2020

In this week’s webinar and virtual event roundup, we’ve got three webinars to share with you, one of which has already taken place but can be viewed by interested parties…

3D Printing: A Technology of Degrowth? Part 2

In the first part in our series on the possible role of 3D printing in a degrowth society, we explored some of the more sustainable aspects of the technology and…

SmarTech Patent Reports Provide New Insights into Corporate Strengths and Strategies

SmarTech Analysis’ range of reports on patents in the Additive Manufacturing (AM) sector provides unique tools for better understanding the strengths and weaknesses of individual firms and going well beyond…

Interview with the Director General of CECIMO, Filip Geerts, on Connecting the 3D Printing Industry

We’re very interested in connecting the 3D printing industry and have in a series of articles looked at organizations that are trying to bring us all together. We will need…

3D Printing and Product Liability: Interview with James Beck of Reed Smith

James Beck is the senior life sciences policy analyst at Reed Smith. James is specialized in product liability, personal injury, especially in very large and very complex cases. Active in…

Wake Forest: In Situ 3D Printing of Tailored Skin Grafts, a Possible Step Forward in Tissue Engineering

In recent years bioprinting has proved to be an important tool for tissue engineering applications and it holds great promise towards the fabrication of skin tissue. A team from Wake…

Titomic Licenses Two CSIRO Patents for 3D Printing Titanium Piping, Signs Acquisition Agreement with FTT

Renowned for its metal Kinetic Fusion (TKF) technology, Australian 3D printing company Titomic recently signed an MoU with China’s largest manufacturer and global exporter of titanium powder in order to secure a high quality…

3D Printing and Gaps in Intellectual Property Law

In a paper entitled “From IP Goals to 3D Holes: Does Intellectual Property Law Provide a Map or Gap in the Era of 3D Printing?” author Autumn Smith discusses issues…

The Value of Blockchain for Securing 3D Printed Intellectual Property

Plagiarism is always a concern in the 3D printing world. For makers, this is an annoyance, albeit a sizable one. But when it comes to things like medical devices and…

CECIMO Raises Concerns: How Much is Too Much 3D Printing Regulation

Regulation is important in any industry, as are standards which ensure that every player in the industry is delivering products and processes up to a certain quality and consistency. There’s…

Anti-Copying Technology for 3D Printing: A Survey

Co-author John Hornick has written and spoken extensively about the unique ability of 3D printing to democratize manufacturing and about how 3D printing could render the concept of “genuine products”…

Onshape Speeds Up Design Processes with New Premium Edition of 3D CAD Software Platform

Modern CAD platform Onshape, formed by several former SOLIDWORKS employees, is based entirely in the cloud, making it accessible by computer, tablet, or phone. An i.materialise plugin in 2016 made the platform even more…

Identify3D Continues to Identify Opportunities in 3D Printing and Digital Manufacturing

As additive manufacturing continues to make its way into more global operations across a broader variety of verticals, increasing attention is being paid to the business implications of digitization. With…

Identify3D Partners with SLM Solutions for End-to-End Additive Manufacturing Security

A big concern for anyone in the 3D printing industry is intellectual property security. When you’re working with digital supply chains there are unique risks, but fortunately dedicated companies have…

Metal 3D Printing Intellectual Property: Desktop Metal Files Suit Against Markforged

As it matures, the 3D printing industry is becoming an increasingly active space in terms of its patent landscape. Intellectual property is a critical concern in the dynamic industry, with…

CGTrader and PolyPort Team Up to Protect 3D Model Buyers and Sellers

The online world is full of 3D model marketplaces offering both free and for-purchase models created by a widespread community of designers. These sites are wonderful ways for people to…

Create it REAL Closes Successful €1.3M Investment Round, Focuses on 3D Printing Speed and Security

Danish R&D company Create it REAL specializes in additive manufacturing, and uses its unique development platform to create 3D printers on-demand for companies interested in disrupting and driving their industries…