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3D Printing Association – 3D Printing Predictions For the Future

The overall success rates of 3D printing use cases in emerging regions will escalate for three main reasons: the increasing ease of access and commoditization of the technology; ROI; and because it simplifies supply chain issues with getting medical devices

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3D Printing Ad Agency Announces New Client – The 3D Printing Law Firm

When reports first appeared that computers could produce three-dimensional objects — from toys to auto parts to household items — it sounded like a page from a science fiction novel. But the era of 3-D printers is upon us. For

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3D Printing and 3D Scanning – The Process is Revealed for Reverse Engineering

See how Rapidform XOR creates CAD models from 3D scan data. This short intro shows how you can convert a 3D scan of an impeller into a parametric CAD model, which is then transferred into CAD software as a native,

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3D Printing Theft – Is it Time For a 3D Printing Law Firm?

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At last weeks’ Gartner Symposium/ITxpo conference in Florida, the company released their “Top Predictions for IT Organizations and Users for 2014 and Beyond.” The report contained this ugly, probably inevitable prediction: By 2018, 3D printing will result in the loss

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3D Printing and Environment – Will 3D Printing Hurt the Environment?

Proponents of the technology often cite the environmental benefits of 3D printing, though fundamental questions remain: What technologies are involved in 3D printing? How efficient are these technologies in the use of materials and energy? Does the design of printed

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Who Gets to Regulate Trade and Production of 3D-Printed Goods?

What with the recent scandal surrounding 3D-printed handguns, people have begun to discuss the best ways to regulate 3D printing. Should we regulate it to maintain safety, put boundaries on personal liberties, and protect intellectual property rights? Or should we

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3D Printing Legal Wars

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The 3-D printing “will do for physical objects what MP3 files did for music,” wrote Deven R. Desai, associate professor at the Thomas Jefferson School of Law, and Gerard N. Magliocca, professor at the Robert H. McKinney School of Law

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3D Printing Gun Factory Discovered – Offenders Caught Producing Guns

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A 3D printing gun factory was discovered. A 3D Printing gun documentary looks at the issues, thus showing the need for more 3d printing regulations

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3D Printed Guns – Plastic Guns With 3D Printing Controversy

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Federal law enforcement authorities are raising concerns new, futuristic 3-D printed guns made entirely out of plastic could pose a myriad of security threats across the U.S., as a law banning undetectable firearms is set to expire. 3D industrial printers

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3D Printing Future – Lawyers Ready?

The age of publicly accessible 3D printers and printing services is finally here, but are our legal doctrines up to the task of protecting the public while not screwing up a fantastic new tool?

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