Will the advent of 3D printing change the way we manufacture objects?

DC-based digital culture advocacy group Public Knowledge has just released a new white paper on the future of 3D printing and its effect on intellectual property law, copyright law, and patent protection.

The ability of 3D printing to transform bits into atoms, thereby translating computer design files into actual objects has existed in upscale design and research firms for some time. But the accessibility of new open source 3D printers is making this technology more readily available and affordable.

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