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

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 […]

Listening for G code

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 […]