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Legal aspects of 3D printing

I met Angela Daly as a fellow speaker at the Inside 3D Printing Conference in Melbourne 2015. She had been exploring some of the non-technical aspects of 3D printing and has now published a new book that examines the topic from a number of angles. The new book Socio-legal aspects of the 3D printing revolution, by […]


3D printing product safety laws

  The advent of desktop and other smaller scale 3D printers has seen a growing global market. The market, which consists of 3D printers, 3D printing materials, 3D printing services and 3D printing software, reached US$4.98 billion in 2015. That market is expected to balloon to US$30.19 billion by 2022. The technology is disruptive. It […]


3D printing and product safety: WTFFF podcast!

A lot of these design libraries . . . they talk about how they may curate the designs so they are all printable, but are they safe? Tracy Hazzard A chat about product safety with US design experts and 3D print podcasters I recently had the opportunity to discuss the safety of products made by 3D […]


Radio interview on 3D printing

Used with the permission of ABC RN Life Matters ABC Radio National – Life Matters: He 3D printed a gun – what happened next? In November 2015 I was on the ABC Radio National program, Life Matters talking about 3D printing and product safety. The host was journalist Natasha Mitchell. Gail Greatorex at the ABC Brisbane […]


3D Printing – Call for action on product safety

Consumer level 3D printers are now available and increasingly affordable. Officeworks for instance sells The Cube printer for under $700 in Australia. Prices overseas are even cheaper and generally on a downward trend. This means that people can now manufacture products in their own homes. However, the systems that work to keep products safe in […]