In my prior two installments of this three-part series (available here and here), I reviewed protections available for 3D printing designs and objects under U.S. copyright and patent law. I will conclude with a review of such protections under U.S.
3D printing is a hot topic these days. Though the technology is still evolving, over the next few years it should become possible for laypeople everywhere to print hardware, jewelry, and other three-dimensional objects right in their own homes.
Children and adults gathered around the Cube, watching the 3D printer ooze plastic into the shape of a ring. The demonstration was part of a ribbon-cutting event Wednesday night at GetPrinting3D, 820 Davis St.