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3D Printing: More About What it Means To Manufacturers Who Want To Sell Replacement Parts in a Digital Ecosystem

USA - September 27 2016 Gartner analysts predict that by 2018 there will be $100 billion per year in intellectual property losses as a result of 3D printing. Particularly…

Thinking in 3D: Expiring Patents

USA - June 20 2016 Among the next generation of 3D printing patents that will soon expire are key patents for metal-based printing processes. The patents' expiration…

Manufacturing as a Service

USA - June 8 2016 CONTEXT, a market research firm, projects that the worldwide 3D printer market (including printers, materials, and ancillary services) will grow to…

Expiring Patents; HP’s Machine; Beachwood, Ohio’s MakerGear

USA - May 31 2016 3D printing’s key patents are expiring or soon will expire. These include patents for liquid-based, powder-based, and metal-based 3D printing…

FDA’S Draft Guidelines for 3D Printing of Medical Devices

USA - May 23 2016 On May 10, 2016, the FDA issued a document entitled Technical Considerations for Additive Manufacturing Devices. Here it is. The document consists of…