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

A 3D printed castle

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 tangible object subject to…

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3D Printing Piracy

3D printed master lock

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 into legal, legal yet immoral,…

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Creative Common Watermarks

With the recent discovery that a ebay account was pirating files from Thingiverse and selling them without attribution, I realized that some of my own files were vulnerable. One suggestion is to put watermarks into your files. This .stl file has the watermarks you can use for any of the Creative Commons licenses. The TinkerCAD file can be found HERE…

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