Category Archives for 3d Printing IP

3D Systems Buys The Sugar Lab

3D printing giant 3D Systems announced they have completed purchase of The Sugar Lab, a small startup dedicated to exploring a new way of 3D printing directly in sugar.  Their machines allow direct deposit of sugar, building complex objects with … Continue reading

11. September 2013 by admin
Categories: 3d Printers, 3d Printing IP

Problems with Windows 8.1 3D Printing API

Microsoft announced yesterday it will add native 3d printer support to Windows 8.1.  The new version of the operating system adds an API to allow developers to use 3d printers as if they were standard 2d printers.  System dialogues will … Continue reading

27. June 2013 by admin
Categories: 3d Printers, 3d Printing IP, News

Defcad Fails Spectacularly

Defcad, the 3d file repository started by Defense Distributed to distribute their 3d printable gun files is shut down.  Defense Distributed test fired a low quality zip gun earlier this week that was mostly 3d printed.  The 3d files were … Continue reading

10. May 2013 by admin
Categories: 3d Printing IP, News

More Printable Model Databases Launch

After the launch of 3DLT last week, two more sites selling 3D models have launched.  Forme It offers printable high-resolution models, and 3d Burrito offers an assortment of models.  Since the overhead of selling digital items is extremely low, we … Continue reading

06. May 2013 by admin
Categories: 3d Printing IP, News

3d Print GCode Store: Grain3d

Grain3d has a unique solution to the issue of how to sell 3d files without giving away the originals.  When buying an item to 3d print on your own printer, Grain doesn’t send you the original stl or obj file.  Instead, … Continue reading

09. April 2013 by admin
Categories: 3d Printing IP, News

Where to find Models for 3d Printing

Once you have a 3d printer, you’ll need some content to start printing.  Here are a few repositories that have free and paid 3d models ready for 3d printing. Thingiverse The largest 3d printing community resource, with tens of thousands … Continue reading

05. April 2013 by admin
Categories: 3d Printing IP, News, Tutorials

EFF Asks for Help Fighting Bad 3D Printing Patents

With a large number of patents being applied for and granted in the growing space of 3D printing, sometimes the patent office can be overwhelmed and grant overly generic patents, or invalid patents that already have prior art.  The Electronic … Continue reading

18. March 2013 by admin
Categories: 3D IP, 3d Printing IP, News

Copyright and 3d Printing

With rumors that startup Fabulonia has technology to combat the problems of copyright in 3d printing, we wanted to define the central copyright issue of 3d printing.  What are people most concerned about with copyright and 3d printing?  What is … Continue reading

22. February 2013 by admin
Categories: 3d Printing IP