Governments are trying to control what you can print.

Get involved on 3d printed gun problem I don’t normally jump in on the anti-gun issues or the 3d printed gun issues but please stay with me, this is bigger than the US and our love/hatred for the second amendment. We need to pay attention to the information laws being passed these days. 3d printing has […]

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  (3D printing Piracy). Like all technology, it is neither good nor bad. Only in the application of 3D printing […]

3D printed master lock

Hearing the Loss of IP while 3D-Printing

Hearing the Loss of IP – Copyright files 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 are  Copyright files. 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 […]

Who’s 3D model is it?

Why we need creative commons attribution 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 […]

Sad face pic