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Patent Applications for Additive in the United States

There are 6,000 patent documents in the United States regarding additive fabrication. This means the straightforward approach is over and it is almost impossible to prevent one worker from interfering with another. Cross licensing and licensing have become common and now requires a strategy for intellectual property regarding technology and business plans. Most of these patents are to gather competitive intelligence for a defensive and offensive strategy. When benefits are ignored they go to the competitors. Competitors can shut each other down and restrict freedom. The use of intellectual property must be understood to avoid trouble and compete effectively. Most companies do not pay attention to competitors. This can result in an erosion of the company’s place in the technological market. Competitive intelligence is gathering and analyzing information gained from public sources. It is easy to find a competitors brochures, new releases, trade press articles, white papers and SEC filings. The top of the list should be patents. The Importance of the Patent Patents provide information not found anywhere else and the material they contain …

The Astonishing 3D Printed Camper

History is full of stories about 3D printed houses. A new trend has begun due to a unique project occurring in Canada. A camper trailer thirteen feet long will be presented by the Wave of the Future 3D. Facebook will be broadcasting the even live for ten to fourteen days. The expectations are the size of the camper will break a world record. The Wave of the Future 3D’s founder and an RV company product specialist is Randy James. He believes 3D printing is capable of eliminating roughly 95 to 100 percent of all issues with campers. Create Cafe is a coffee shop and 3D printing workshop. The live 3D printing will also be hosted at their store. They have stated 3D printing can solve any problem. The name of this spectacular camper is The Wave. Large scale, custom built ErectorBot will be used for the 3D printing. This is believed to be the biggest 3D indoor printer in North America and the only one known throughout Canada. Randy Janes owns the ErectorBot 3D printer. …

The Newest 3D Printers Support the Industrial Revolution

The definition of 3D printing is the process of creating solid, three dimensional objects using a digital file. The creation of this object is achieved through an additive process. Successive layers of material are layered until the desired object has been successfully created. The 4th industrial revolution is being supported by HP with their new 3D printers. Four new printers have been launched and are capable of printing multiple materials using an identical print and printing in full color. These 3D printers include the Jet Fusion 500 and 300. They are available in a choice of color or black and white models. This is the next logical step towards democratizing 3D printing. The Voxel Level This line was created for medium to small operations. The pricing is dependent on the specific configuration. This type of printer is a fairly significant investment but is not considered to be large for companies interested in development and prototype without the need to outsource. These two printers stand out from the competition because they are able to perform at …