“IP and liability: who cares?!” – Presented by Ernst-Jan Louwers, Louwers IP|Technology Advocaten

Ernst-Jan Louwers will guide you through legal swamps of 3D printing and additive manufacturing. To enable businesses and platforms to operate responsibly, he will share practical tips on intellectual property, new forms of licensing in open design, consequences of changing supply chains, warranty and liability issues. His key message will be: “Be aware of pitfalls but don’t let legal challenges scare you off.”

In addition, he will present the services of the recently established 3D Clearing House foundation.

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“Metal AM Design Rules, what every mechanical design engineer should know!” – Presented by Thomas Bossuyt, Metal Technics 3D

A metal 3D printer is just like a CNC milling machine – a tool that executes what it is instructed to do. Thus, the only step in the process affecting the quality of the final printed product is the design and the engineering. Therefore it is extremely important to understand and respect the technologies limitations while making a design. The presentation will highlight the design rules for metal AM and more important, the reason behind it. This is the only way to fully understand and utilize the different design rules in the right way.

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Modified laser cutter prints 3-D objects from powder (Video)

Rice University bioengineering researchers have modified a commercial-grade CO2 laser cutter to create OpenSLS, an open-source, selective laser sintering platform that can print intricate 3-D objects from powdered plastics and biomaterials. The system costs at least 40 times less than its commercial counterparts and allows researchers to work with their own specialized powdered materials. Continue reading “Modified laser cutter prints 3-D objects from powder (Video)”