Norsk Titanium 3D Prints the World’s First FAA-Approved Structural Titanium Components for Boeing

Boeing 787 Dreamliner will be the First Commercial Airplane Flying with Certified Additive Manufactured Titanium Parts in Structural Applications We can see now how far Additive Manufacturing techniques move forward. For instance, this time Norsk Titanium AS is taking the next Big step. The pioneer supplier of additive-manufactured, structural titanium components just announced a production […]

3D Printed Guns as Illegal 3D File?

3D printing is seeing the sun set on the Wild West phase of technical freedom with the recent arrest of Sicen Sun, an Australian who was arrested for 3D printed guns . Sicen Sun was arrested after he tried to sell a 3D printed prop gun for $1 million AUS through a Facebook post. He […]

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3D States of Matter: Digital, physical, or other?

3D printing is quickly becoming the next great industrial revolution. What use to be made in bulk overseas can now be made on-demand domestically. As a disruptive technology, 3D printing is largely unregulated. To date US courts are struggling with how to even classify the digital files for 3D objects. Is a 3D printed gun […]

A 3D printed castle

3D Printing Piracy

3D printing is quickly growing into a ubiquitous technology that will be in many homes in the future. But just as the internet brought instant communication, it also brought its share of negative and illegal practices. Like all technology, it is neither good nor bad. Only in the application of 3D printing can prints fall […]

3D printed master lock

Medical Grade 3D Printing?

On May 10th the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released a draft report that will lay the groundwork for approving 3D printed medical devices. ‘Technical Considerations for Additive Manufactured Devices: Draft Guidance for Industry and Food and Drug Administration Staff” is a 28 page document that covers the FDA’s current position and possible regulations for […]

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Hearing the Loss of IP while 3D-Printing

Hearing the Loss of IP while 3D-Printing 3D printing and the internet has turned the idea of Intellectual Property (IP) on its head. For many people, the .stl files are seen as open source and free game to anyone who wants to 3D print them, even if there is copyright restrictions. In this generation that […]

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