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The impact of existing IP laws on 3D printing copyright

3D printing grew substantially in 2020 following the breakout of the COVID pandemic, but with concerns over who owns 3D printing copyright, some entrepreneurs and companies wish to know where they stand. Last year, the need for urgent 3D printed equipment soared as…

Its 2021 and 3D printed products are becoming very exciting!

There is no doubt that with the COVID epidemic of 2020, the need for greater technological advance across the private and public sector has been apparent. With regards to this, 3D printed products are also playing a fundamental part in development, with the…

Additive Manufacturing is about to boom – UK needs to be ready

…according to global research by leading innovator of Additive Manufacturing – Essentium. Throughout 2020, the COVID pandemic has accelerated additive manufacturing investment with large-scale manufacturing more than doubling in orders for over 70% of manufacturers. Moving large-scale production runs of hundreds of thousands…

3D printing patent applications on the rise in Europe

Over recent years, Europe has seen the largest growth in 3D printing patent applications with an average annual growth rate of 36% from 2015 – 2018. In a recent study by epo.org – Patents and additive manufacturing – Trends in 3D-printing technologies. It…

The 3D printing sector sees largest growth to date

It is now anticipated that the 3D printing sector is set to boom this year! Not only has the industry seen a steady growth over recent years but with the unpredicted irruptions following COVID19.  The disruption that companies have endured in obtaining supplies…

Does 2020 mark a new decade for 3D printing innovation?

The first patent for a 3D printed eye wash cup was filed by 3D printing innovation developer American Chuck Hull in 1983.  Subsequently it has been the last 10 years where 3D printing innovation has really begun to become recognisable throughout many industry…

3D printing could move products away from warehousing

For centuries companies have relied on warehouses and bricks and mortar buildings to manufacture and store goods ready for dispatch.  With a large enough capacity of storage this has meant that companies could part manufacture goods in bulk in preparation for a final…

What to look out for when buying 3D printing equipment

3D printing equipment offers a plethora of manufactured products and components.  3D printing is recognised for its ability to save time and produce products in mass production as well as shortening long supply chains.  Supporting industry sectors such as automotive, health, construction, fashion…

3D printing is delivering on greater customisation in manufacturing

3D printing and additive manufacturing is often associated with mass production by offering the ability to mass produce standard items at a fraction of the cost in comparison to earlier manufacturing methods where there can often be long supply chains. Its streamlined approach…