3D printing will explode in 2014, thanks to the expiration of key patentsQuartz
Jul. 23, 2013
NY Times Reporter Takes Local Reporter's Photo Of Gianforte Citation & Passes It Off As His Own
Sweden: 70yo Woman Prosecuted For Complaining About Migrants Defecating In The Streets
Dems Lose Again: Montana Republican Wins Despite 'Body Slamming' Liberal Reporter On Eve of Election
Poll: 59% Of Democrats Believe Russia Changed Vote Tallies To Elect Trump
British Taxpayers Financed Manchester Terror Attack: Police
Hereís whatís holding back 3D printing, the technology thatís supposed to revolutionize manufacturing and countless other industries: patents. In February 2014, key patents that currently prevent competition in the market for the most advanced and functional 3D printers will expire, says Duann Scott, design evangelist at 3D printing company Shapeways.
These patents cover a technology known as ďlaser sintering,Ē the lowest-cost 3D printing technology. Because of its high resolution in all three dimensions, laser sintering can produce goods that can be sold as finished products.