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3D Addivist Cookbook; Liberal Art Majors Invade 3D Printing

The 3D Additivist Cookbook recently was published for free online, after a long hyped period of editing and collecting. The Cookbook is a compilation of different essays on a wide range of topic in 3D printing. The Additivist Cookbook started with the Additivist Manefesto in March 2015 with a call by Morehshin Allahyari and Daniel Rourke for papers about 3D…

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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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Hearing the Loss of IP while 3D-Printing

Listening for G code

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 grew up file sharing on…

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How To use TinkerCAD to Fix .stl files

Spool of Thrones holder

How To use TinkerCAD to Fix .stl files As a 3D modeller, I like to think the designs I spend weeks building come out perfect and ready to 3D print. Like all modelers, realty hits hard when I open the .stl in the slicer program. All modelers know the frustration of finding gaps, holes, and other errors in our design….

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Who’s 3D model is it?

Sad face pic

A recent controversy has erupted in the 3D printing world. Thingiverse member Louise Driggers posted a 3D model of a sad face, along with an article about a bad business practice happening online. In her post, she found an ebay store called just3D print that had taken over 2,000 digital files from Thingiverse, and in their store posted the prints…

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